I am a visual designer. I have a BFA in Graphic Design from Bilkent University, one of the most prestigious higher education schools in Turkey. For one year of my bachelor degree, I had studied in the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Although I got a graphic design degree, my undergraduate study includes the subjects of video installation, photography, animation, and product design.
After I graduated, I worked for FourByNorth Studio, an American Design Studio, based in Istanbul, during which I had chance to work for clients from all around the world, including creating an identity for a start-up in San Francisco, design of an interactive book made for iPad for a client from Los Angeles, and visual identity of Morfoz Yapı, which is the Turkish extension of Austrian housing company ELK, which is the largest prefabricated building producer in Europe.
After working for one year at FourByNort, I started doing my master degree in Product Service System Design (PSSD) at Politecnico di Milano with scoop of design thinking, service design, user-centred design, user experience and interaction design. I just completed my courses with a half year study abroad at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. Now, I am looking for a job as I finished the coursework in my master program as of July 2015.
My approach to design stands on the fine line between logic and feeling. I believe that design is a profession that has to be executed with reasoning and through systematic steps and scientific methods. Beauty without reasoning cannot solve a problem or create a powerful effect. On the other hand, design without feeling fails to achieve its purpose as well because we design for people and people, most of the times, communicate and act with feelings.
When you look at my portfolio, you should read the explanations because for some of the pieces, the most of the work I have done are invisible at the first glance at the visuals and the work could be better understood by understanding their context.