I am a multidisciplinary designer with a focus on user experience. I approach any design task holistically looking at the bigger picture (system design approach), then getting into details through the lens of my specialized skills such as visualization, UX, branding, Product Service System Design.
Diversity is what makes the richness of our world but as population move, migrate, travel; cultures sometimes clash. When we design with a focus on inclusion, we can make products and services that can actually be better for everyone, by understanding and thinking about how to respect those differences. This passion for discovering, listening, understanding, watching, exploring the diversity of the people and places is what makes my heart beat. That’s why I spent the last 10 years studying and working in four different continents.
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 studies include various subjects such as video installation, photography, animation, and product design. I got 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 completed half year of my master program abroad at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.
I worked as "Designer and Researcher" for FourByNorth Studio, an American Design Studio, based in Istanbul, during which I had the chance to work for clients from all around the world on various projects such as creating visual identity, interactive ebook design, website design brochure design.
I later worked as Designer, Researcher and Project Manager on LeNSin, the International Learning Network of networks on Sustainability (2015-2019), an EU funded Erasmus+ project involving 13 universities from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Central America, aiming at the promotion of a new generation of designers (and design educators) capable to effectively contribute to the transition towards a sustainable society for all.