Nathalie is an experienced and passionate designer, who learnt to code in her 40s to make the transition from graphic designer to an award-winning web developer. After dedicating 16 years of a career break to raising a family, Nathalie continues with her enthusiasm for coding and is loving her new role as a Full Stack Developer at Skills Matter, London.
Nathalie co-founded TreatOut, a greenfield food tech startup project which is tackling the issues faced when trying to dine out with food allergies and intolerances. She was accepted onto the 5th cohort of Google Campus for Mums Startup Programme at Campus London in October 2015 and was named one of the 15 small business owners joining the FSB’s national taskforce established to promote women in enterprise in July 2016. To step up to the role of technical co-founder Nathalie undertook a Full Stack Bootcamp with Le Wagon London in 2016 and has since become a passionate advocate for Women in Tech.
Outside of work, Nathalie blogs about her career development from a solo, self-taught coder to becoming an agile software engineer. You can often find her painting in a field with a glass of whiskey and a packet of chocolates somewhere deep in the Kent countryside.
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From Pantomime Donkey To Unicorn Designer
Featuring Nathalie Christmann-Cooper
A designer who can code is considered a unicorn. As someone making that transition Nathalie is often quizzed - “Just how tricky is it to switch from designer to developer?”