Who am I?
I'm a multidisciplinary designer with a passion in graphic and software design. I'm currently designing product experiences, full-time at Accenture and working side gigs with tech startups in silicon valley
I'm a strong believer in learning at all ages. There are no limits and we're never late to learn anything new and that's exactly what I did during Covid. I started coding my own website (this portfolio). I believe this way I can better understand software in general, make better design decisions and provide more compelling arguments when working with engineers. I'm currently working with HTML, CSS, Saas, JS, jQuery some other library and frameworks.
In college, I designed websites and presentations for professors, term projects and classmates. However I wasn't aware this could be my career someday. I simply enjoyed making things. Today I realize how design can be a very powerful tool in shaping our everyday lives. I really enjoy creating aesthetic and functional solutions to modern issues. I believe through design and technology we can help humans better navigate through modern challenges.
I'm an absolute fan of how technology helps us simplify our daily lives. I also believe it harbours endless possibilities for shaping our future. About hundred and fifty years ago a scientist by the name of Dr. Zamenhof imagined creating a common language for all mankind believing this would avoid all wars. He even founded a language called Esperanto to address the problem. Today, I believe we have a real shot at making that dream a reality through technology.
Spending time with my wife and kids is one of my favorite activities. I am a father of two and most of my leisure activities involve playing with kids and spending time with my family. I'm gonna be honest, I still play Lego and other kid's games including video games and I really enjoy doing it. As a family, we enjoy taking road trips, exploring cafes, restaurants, new sights, as well as playing sports, spending time outdoors and with other family members.
Bulent is a great listener, very well spoken and translates even difficult and vague requirements into beautiful and intuitive designs.
I'd prefer to work with Bülent on any future project because it's not just fun but also super professional and literally state of the art.
My process consists of several steps. Simply put; I try to understand the problem or goal, ideate on possible solutions and finally submit my solution for validation and testing. For continous improvement, I go back and run through each step again until goals are met.
Design tasks come in many forms and stages. What's common is the need to understand what and who we're designing for. I ask many questions to understand the organization, users, goals, problems, pain points, success criterias, competition and more.
I analyze my findings start ideating around basic concepts without limiting myself. I try to sketch out ideas and various solutions. When possible I draft a circulation among team members or stakeholders for design and technical review. I develop a prototype for further validation.
I test my assumptions by presenting to the client directly or test with actual users to collect key insights and user expecations. Based on the feedback I get I try to constantly iterate on my solution and improve my proposed solution.
Questions I get asked a lot, especially at job interviews
Same place I am today; alive and well, energetic and happy, with my family and always crafting.
How is that relevant?
I'm a visual person and my strong suit is definitely visual design. I really enjoy creating graphics and working with visuals to communicate. I also feel highly confident in understanding human motivations, wireframing concepts and testing ideas through prototypes.
Adapting to new and different circumstances
I wish to be a better designer. There are so many design disciplines yet so little time to master each. I want to learn more about 3D design.
Keeping in touch with friends, math & science, daily workout, reading books
Human interaction, design, tech, communication, learning, work, motivation, conversation
I'm well aware that it's there and I'mm trying to make the best of it. I'm therefore a perfectionist, working with utmost precision, making sure my work caters to expectations. Also, knowing that every maker is going through the same feeling is a relief.
Comedy, Music, Design Books, Family
Album Covers, Abondend Spaces, History, Historical Figures, Nature, Fellow Designers
I absolutely love food, outdoors, coffee & chocolate. I aspire to learn woodwork
No! I have a number of past work I would gladly present to you which should be enough to understand if I'm right for the job.