Annabel Hesselink's Portfolio Project

Annabel Hesselink's Portfolio Project

Annabel Hesselink

annabel ui tg

Throughout the UI Design Program, you’ll build out a job-ready portfolio. Below is a breakdown of UI graduate Annabel’s portfolio project, Soli. If you’d like to visit her full portfolio, head to her website.

Hi Annabel! What inspired you to make a career change into UI design?

As a freelance graphic designer I was getting web design requests, but I lacked the knowledge about how to build a good user interface and why, so that made me hungry for knowledge. Also, I’m from the Netherlands—I moved to Berlin not so long ago, and graphic design jobs here are usually very text based while in UI Design the language is less important. So it’s a combination of necessity and a big motivation to learn.

What did you enjoy most about the program?

The build-up of the course was perfect for me. It had an easy start learning Adobe XD, then I was super happy to learn (and remember some knowledge) all about visual design and slowly we had to start making our own apps and incorporate UX into the process. Every lesson was something relevant that I wanted to know at that moment, which was very motivating. Next to that, the tutor and mentor were a huge motivation and I was guided by amazing people.

What did you enjoy about working on this portfolio project?

This was actually an exercise in which we learned native app design, so we had to make a Material Design and an iOS version. When you learn about this you suddenly start to recognize native patterns in other app designs and this whole world of knowledge opens up. It’s really powerful to learn about these design systems. I also had a lot of fun creating the gradients for the backgrounds in this project.

With regards to your new skills, what are your hopes for the future?

I hope to get a UI Design position and keep learning. As a graphic designer UI Design seemed simple at first, but there is so much to learn!

a0e5406d 8cc1 47bc be34 258cd8a16a44 rw 1920 0ad06853 3ed8 44f5 a8d3 6ff0f0f8127b rw 1920 da12a585 6784 4b28 9e2a ea4eeb0c0e5f rw 1920 308abe6a 6035 4667 9b5b 927026ae7163 rw 1920 026d1590 7841 4211 84a6 a0551203de89 rw 1920 a04631e1 4847 4ca5 b3c8 94f974ada1a0 rw 1920 5da517e5 2bf1 4124 aaf7 4e76cd4c4141 rw 1920 a7fdde05 d0af 4ce4 a273 6ab5f52ea67b rw 1920 27059da0 4895 424d 9075 2c4e5ff9843e rw 1920 e06177a5 c8dd 4635 a32e e3676a238e06 rw 1920 09f7647d 9375 4c72 89c1 48e11e24d80b rw 1920 8cd63876 0503 4b3d b9eb 4853621be0a3 rw 1920 eee70d94 d7be 47a4 a60b bafff9776628 rw 1920

Other Portfolios