freelance designer | istanbul, turkey | july 2006- present
collaboration: teget architecture company , santralistanbul
collaboration: with asli kuris graphic design company for 2007 benetton calendars and sisley new year's promotion
bag design for idistanbul
t-shirt design for c&a
catalog design for modiki- kalebodur ceramics company
design articles for XXI arhictecture and design magazine
design articles for Radikal Tasarim
product designer | 1000voltdesign | www.1000voltdesign.com | istanbul, turkey | september 2007- december 2008
product designer in the department of the 1000 volt post production company. designing in different fields of design in the coreteam of the department since the beginning. designs for 1000voltdesign has been awarded by the turkish society of graphic designers in 4 best catagories: packaging graphics, business card, invitation and agenda.
collaboration | erdem akan | istanbul, turkey | july 2006- january 2007
designs in various projects as calendars for benetton and 012,new years promotion for sisley, event design for harvey nichols istanbul.
designer | republica | www.republicaadv.com | istanbul, turkey | february- june 2006
working as a creative designer in different fields in advertising agency.
designer | santralistanbul | www.bilgi.edu.tr | istanbul, turkey | 2006
designing products for the museum shop of the contemporary arts museum in turkey founded by bilgi university.
grantholder | fabrica | www.fabrica.it | treviso, italy | november 2003- 2005
design department of fabrica, the research and communication center of benetton. scholarship extended after 1 year, worked with jaime hayon and aldo cibic. designed for companies such as benetton, sisley, mogu and paola c. part of various exhibitions as ‘mail me’, ‘mogu’, ‘a perfect weekend’, ‘design week istanbul 2005. worked on various fields of design as well as collaborating with other disciplines in a multicultural environment.
collaborator | total tool | www.totaltool.it | milan, italy | march 2003
collaborated with giulio ceppi and james ennis for the project ‘la dolce casa’.
assistant | domusacademy | www.domusacademy.it | milan, italy | january 2003
assistant of master in design, guiding the students with the project leader for the first seminar ‘wellbeing/ benessere’.
domus academy | www.domusacademy.it | milan, italy | 2002
master in design, graduated with the grade of distinction and diploma from the wales university. thesis project 'icon gone mad' with massimo morozzi for ikea. other projects under the leadership of jerszy seymour, marc sadler, ezio manzini, dante donegani, giovanni lauda and setsu ito.
metu- middle east technical university | www.metu.edu.tr | ankara, turkey | 1997-2001
bachelor of industrial design. metu is one of turkey’s most competitive universities. each year among the students taking the national university entrance examination, over 1/3 of the 1000 applicants with the highest scores attend metu. most of metu’s departments accept only the top 1% of the approximately 1.5 million applicants taking the national exam.
bilkent university | www.bilkent.edu.tr| ankara, turkey | 1996-1997
freshman year in the department of interior architecture and environmental design.
international school of islamabad | www.isoi.edu.pk | islamabad, pakistan | 1993-1994
10th grade in an american school in pakistan, all classes educated in english. awards in geometry and spanish.
art.e- school of art, design and photography | short course | industrial design| florence, italy |october 2001
foundation of advertising | summer school | www.rv.org | istanbul, turkey | july 2001
EXHIBITIONS- PUBLICATIONS- +
&fork, london, uk | april 2007
selected by Guta Moura Guedes for the book '&fork': 'a global survey of 100 of the world’s most exciting and important young product designers' .
icon magazine, istanbul, turkey | january 2007
article by esin eskinat about me and b-sides in the first issue of icon- turkey.
ad!dict magazine, brussels, belgium | november 2006
'rolling stone' is selected for the gaming issue.
sit down design now, barcelona, spain| august 2006
'loft couch' selected for the book 'sit down design now!' by monsa editions.
icon magazine, uk | may 2006
atricle by frederico duarte in architecture and design magazine.
pure design, barcelona, spain| march 2006
selected designs taking place in the book 'pure design' by monsa editions.
XXI magazine, istanbul, turkey | february 2006
interview by tuce yasak in architecture design space magazine.
fab magazine, fabrica, italy | 2004- 2005
poster design for cornel and samuel workshop, collaboration with bethany koby , in the issue ‘characters’.
street art project, ‘rolling stone’ collaboration with keren rosen, in the issue ‘characters’.
article in the ‘spare time’ section together with project ‘cotton in cotton’, in the issue ‘beginnings- inizi’.
design for fat workshop, ‘handle key’, published in the second issue ‘after- dopo’.
design week istanbul, turkey | september 2005
installation for fabrica for the ‘perfect weekend’ project, on the old galata bridge.
milan furniture fair, italy | april 2005
design for fabrica- paola c., ‘digital candle holder’, exhibited in paola c. showroom and is now under production.
design for fabrica for the japanese company mogu, ‘funny functions’ set of pillows, exhibited in high-tech shop.
vorn magazine, germany | december 2004
vorn collaborated with fabrica, ‘decission’ was one of the ten selected pieces for the bi-annual magazine.
www.aedo-to.com, italy | april 2004
designer of the month by the designer community site.
nisantasi new year’s street festival, istanbul | december 2003
installation for fabrica- sisley- benetton, christmas trees: carwash brush tree and hanger tree.
published in tv channels: cnn turk, sky turk- newspapers: hurriyet, millyet, radikal- magazines: maison francaise, turkishtime.
inside design amsterdam, netherlands | september 2003
exhibition, ‘random’ , a drink for surprise, exhibited in bulthaup keuken in amsterdam’s first design week.
icff- new york, may 2003 | 100% design- london, september 2003
exhibition, ‘loftcouch’, the 2003 coroflot members show ‘canary in a coalmine’.
milan, italy | april 2003
exhibition, ‘straw’, future concept lab- genius loci team for the theme ‘new basics and new luxury’. the straw became part of the cutlery set.
milan furniture fair, italy | april 2002
exhibition, team work with canay tulunay, for domus academy and the company 3M, ‘33M’ tape and ‘OSF’ calendar which was a project on experimenting on material. ‘33M’ was published later on in the magazine case da abitare, italy.
macef, milan fair, italy | september 2002
exhibition, team work, ‘recycled gift’, for domus academy ‘the gift/ il dono’ . a project for recycling unwanted gifts in various ways.
artesella, italy | 27 june- 3 july 2005
workshop with aldo cibic, mario brunello, peter sadlo, markus Stockhausen and international musicians in nature.
fabrica, italy | june 2003- october 2005
jurgen bey, dutch designer: ‘how rubbish can come together and form a new order’, april 2003
matali crasset, french designer: ‘sliding’, june 2003
stephen gill, british photographer: ‘photo series’, february 2004
fat, british designers: ‘door knobs’, march 2004
reala, swedish and swiss graphic designers: ‘i am a useful thing’, may 2004
abake, french-swedish-welsh-japanese graphic designers but not only: ‘see treviso and not die’, november 2004
lucy orta, british artist: ‘drink water’ for venice biennale, february 2005
el ultimo grito, undisciplined spanish designers: ‘not as we know it’ , march 2005
antenna, interactive designers: ‘public space’, june 2005
radio dj, bilkent university, july 1997- 1998
conceptual and experimental photography, bw printing
graphic based collections, matches collection with over 500 different matches
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