At Iceberg Web Design, we have a dedicated team of penguins to help you solve your business challenges with web-based solutions. Our newest Website Developer is Nikolay Patalakha. Today in our Penguin Profile, we will talk to Nikolay to learn more about him and what he does at Iceberg.
Meet Nikolay, Website Developer
If you could describe Iceberg in three words, what would they be?
Friendly. Professional. Happy.
What have you enjoyed so far about working for Iceberg?
I really enjoy the people I work with, the projects we work on, and how we go about completing our projects. I also enjoyed learning about how Iceberg works with customers. From their process to the launch of a website, they really helped me understand what my role would be in the company!
What do you do for Iceberg’s customers?
I develop and maintain websites. Anything that our customers need on the backend of their website, I’m there to help them. From adding and fixing pages, to making their website mobile-friendly, I help make their website looking exactly as they wish!
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I love creating a website from scratch. It really excites me when a designer gives me a layout, and I can create page after page. After a while, you see a big site come to life. I find this very inspiring!
I also like to make mobile-responsive pages because they can be an interesting challenge. I especially like the result when the same page looks good on a small phone and a large monitor, because so many people use prefer the use of their phones than a computer screen. Knowing that everything is the same, makes my job so much more satisfying.
What is your number one goal when working with a customer?
My goal is that the product solves the client’s business challenges. For example, if the client wants more leads, they should get more calls and emails as a result.
In what other industries have you worked?
Although it is the same industry, I have experience with Google Ads. I created a website and set up an advertisement for a new, unknown hotel by the sea. And with a small advertising budget, we attracted guests to the hotel, and the owner made good money.
For half a year, I worked as a buyer in construction. I learned that there are different grades of concrete and that there is a wide variety of equipment, machinery, etc. Sometimes I bought a pack of screws, and sometimes I ordered 7 machines with concrete.
From 2011 to 2020, I kept bees. I really loved this business. If I did not live in an apartment, I would continue to keep bees for myself because I really liked honey.
Non-Work Related Stuff
Tell us a bit about your family.
A year and a half ago, I married my dear Anna. She is a nurse by training. We spend a lot of time together and love to go out with our friends. My mother lives in Germany in the beautiful ancient city of Trier, where she is learning German! My wife’s parents live close to the Carpathian mountains near the country of Romania.
Tell us about your hobbies and special interests.
Despite my job, computer and technology are also my hobbies. Because they are always changing, I find it interesting to keep learning new things about them.
I also love cars and driving. Since I was 18, I have always had a car. I’ve had three different cars, and they were all from Japan. I plan to buy a German car next, but I don’t know which one exactly.
Sometimes I like to cook something tasty. As a rule, these are meat dishes. And I also enjoy making cocktails for our friends!
Describe your perfect day.
I would sleep a little longer than usual, take a walk with my wife in the fresh air, eat something delicious, learn something new, and watch a funny movie.
Now For Some Deep Stuff
Science or History. Which is your favorite, and why?
From childhood, I have preferred the exact sciences of mathematics, physics, and chemistry. I enjoyed solving tasks in those subjects and learning new things. As I grew older, I also began to take an interest in history. I like both ancient history and modern history. I love learning interesting facts from history and then sharing them.
If you were guaranteed the correct answer to one question, what would you ask?
How many stars are in the sky? Exact number.
One Last Question
What is your best piece of advice? It can be about anything.
If you do something, do it the best you can.
And appreciate and protect your family.
Thank you, Nikolay, for sharing a bit about yourself for this week’s Penguin Profile. And thank you for all you do to keep our customer’s web development projects running smoothly.