Who is Maryna Benson anyway?
Hi, my name is Maryna Benson from Cape Town and I have a digital addiction.
I currently feed this addiction at Sage Pay by designing stationary, brochures & magazine adverts. The real high, however, catch me off guard when I find myself coding up a storm to create pixel perfect web sites.
I’ve got this weird thing in my head which I am able to squeeze creativity as well as analytics out – taste pretty good too! Click on the purple + sign to read more.
Why do I get up in the morning?
I’ve always been fascinated by pretty things, but my fascination went to a whole new level when I clicked on the big ‘e’ icon and it no longer said: “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.” Design is my driving passion – if I can analyse it and find a way to improve it, the world (my world at least) will be a better place. Everything in life is affected by it and life decisions are based on it. Understanding how a great design evolves from sketches into a fully functional web site, is what gets me out of bed in the mornings.
What do I stand for?
Being in the design industry for almost a decade, I’ve really met some talented people, that molded and shaped my design career – from working with amazing clients, to meeting up and coming designers at Design Expos at #WDC2014. I believe in sexy looking designs and getting my hands dirty with code to add trendy functionality, but the most important aspect of every web site (any design for that matter) must always be the user experience.