Betina Naab

Betina Naab was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1972. She obtained her Graphic Design degree at the University of Buenos Aires and also took painting lessons which influenced her style deeply. Her formal training in calligraphy was at Roehampton University in London, England, under Ewan Clayton, Margaret Daubney, Sue Hufton and Hazel Dolby and also through several workshops with calligraphers from USA, England and Argentina. She currently works as a calligrapher, designer and teacher at the Roballos Naab studio in Buenos Aires, founded with María Eugenia Roballos in 2003. Together they teach the introduction course at the Typography Master at the University of Buenos Aires. Betina also runs the "Experimental Typography" subject for graphic design students at UCES University. She regularly teaches workshops at other universities and associations from her country and abroad, like Japan, UK and Italy, where she has also exhibited her work and talked at conferences. Her artwork has been featured in magazines like "Letter Arts Review" and in several books like "Mastering calligraphy" as well as on numerous websites and blogs. She often participates of exhibitions in Argentina and abroad and loves and experiments with handwritten letters in all their possible appearances, such as paper cutting and artists books.