Welcome to my

playground.

I design and code  useful products, 
Make apps, videos, games & animations.
I also develop next-gen  XR experiences. 
 
Currently a UX Design Lead at General Electric.
 

Note: Some of the professional work cannot be displayed here due to the non-disclosure agreements signed with clients and agencies.

 
WAVR
World Maker Faire, Editor's Choice Award
NYU MakerSpace Prototyping Fund
NYVR Expo Showcase @ Javits Center
Bank of America & Reuters VR Showcase
NY1 Spectrum News TV Interview
NYC Media Lab Showcase @ The New School
NYU SPS Brand Strategy Guest Lecturer
ORF OE1 Radio Interview (Vienna, Austria)
NYU IDM, ITP & XStory Showcases
NYU Official Website (Cover Story)

WAVR is a meditative mixed reality experience, which uses EEG/VR technology to monitor alpha/beta brainwave frequency and trigger commands on the VR application, essentially allowing users to control the virtual environment using their brain activity.

PRODUCT DESIGN
VR DEVELOPMENT
 
Citytravelar
 
Citytravelar is a mobile AR application that makes wayfinding seamless for tourists by augmenting subway signs to provide detailed information on the current location, train schedules and instant directions to nearby landmarks and local businesses. It aims to minimize the time and effort spent on wayfinding, as well as to build a community that brings travelers and local businesses together.
Verizon Connected Futures Finalist
NYC Media Lab Grant Winner
NYU Official Website (Cover Story)
CATT (Article)
PRODUCT DESIGN
AR DEVELOPMENT
UX/UI PROTOTYPING
Tesseract: AR Spacecraft Assembly for NASA JPL
Collaboration with JPL at NASA
Collaboration with HoloLens at Microsoft
Scientific American (Article)
Space.com (Article)

Tesseract is an AR application that supplements NASA JPL Ops Lab’s Protospace and helps NASA engineers to easily navigate the CAD model hierarchy in augmented reality using the Microsoft HoloLens throughout the spacecraft design and assembly process.

PRODUCT DESIGN
AR PROTOTYPING
UX/UI PROTOTYPING
 
Finside
Fintech Istanbul 2020 Finalist
ITU Cekirdek Early Stage Incubation Program
Tubitak BIGG Young Entrepreneurs Grant
Startups Watch Member
Starters Hub Recognition
Finside is an interactive, AI-driven financial SaaS plaftorm that offers smart financial planning, guidance, forecasting, budgeting and performance monitoring services to small and mid-size enterprises.
PRODUCT DESIGN
UX/UI PROTOTYPING
FRONT END DEVELOPMENT
BRAND IDENTITY
 
İhtiyaç Haritası (Needs Map)
Golden Spider, Best Social Platform Award
Various Global & Local Sponsorship Deals
Featured in Global & Local (Turkey) Media
Over 13K Active Users

İhtiyaç Haritası (Needs Map) is a non-profit, interactive humanitarian platform that connects people or institutions in need of volunteer work (in various fields such as education, healthcare or transportation) or life essentials such as shelter, clean water and electricity with individuals or organizations who wish to provide help and make a difference. 

 

İhtiyaç Haritası is currently backed and globally represented by the famous Turkish actor Mert Fırat, 

who is also a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme.

PRODUCT DESIGN
MOBILE UX/UI
 

EDUCATION

New York University, Tandon School of Engineering

MS Integrated Digital Media (3.68 GPA)

Brooklyn, NY, USA (2016-2018)

Maryland Institute College of Art

BFA Graphic Design (3.46 GPA)

Baltimore, MD, USA (2006-2010)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UX Design Lead at General Electric Aviation

Cincinnati, OH, USA & Istanbul, Turkey

Full-Time (Contractor) (2019 to present)

Creative Director at Seed MC

Istanbul, Turkey

Full-Time (2019)

Head of Experience Design at GRAFX CO.

New York, NY, USA

Contractor (2016-2018)

Product Designer, AR Developer at Citytravelar

New York, NY, USA

Co-Founder (2017-2018)

Product Designer, VR Developer at WAVR

New York, NY, USA

Co-Founder (2017-2018)

Graduate Teaching Assistant at NYU

New York, NY, USA

Part-Time (2016-2017)

Creative Director at EDAM

Istanbul, Turkey

Part-Time (Remote) (2016-2017)

Product Designer at Suggenda

Istanbul, Turkey

Co-Founder (2014-2016)

Product Designer at MedApp (Stanford VS)

Stanford, CA

Contractor (2014)

UX/UI Designer at Expresscoin

Santa Monica, CA

Contractor (2014)

UX/UI Designer at Onestop (now BO)

Los Angeles, CA

Full-Time (2010-2014)

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

GE Aviation TTC Design System Leader (2020)

GE Aviation Service & Repair UX Design Lead (2020)

İTÜ Çekirdek Early Stage Incubation Program – Finside (2020)

Tübitak BIGG Young Entrepreneurs Grant – Finside (2020)

Fintech Istanbul Finalist – Finside (2020)

Startups Watch Member – Finside (2020)

Starters Hub Recognition – Finside (2020)

GE Aviation TTC Digital Leadership Recognition (2019)

Verizon Connected Futures Finalist – Citytravelar (2018)

NYC Media Lab Grant – Citytravelar (2018)

NYU MakerSpace Prototyping Fund – WAVR (2017-2018)

GRAFX Talent Grant (2016-2018)

NYU Tandon & IDM Scholarships (2016-2018)

Golden Spider Best Social Responsibility Platform – Needs Map (2017)

Maker Faire Editor's Choice Award – WAVR (2017)

İTÜ Çekirdek Early Stage Incubation Program – Suggenda (2015-2016)

Stanford Venture Studio Startup Program – MedApp (2014)

Chicago Founder's Acquisiton – Built in Chicago (2013)

MICA Dean's List, Presidential Scholarship (2006-2010)

SKILLS

DESIGN

Adobe CC

(Ps, Ai, Xd, Ae, Pr, Id, Fs, Ch, Lr)

Sketch

Axure RP

Figma

InVision

Cinema 4D

Final Cut Pro

Maya

3ds Max

Houdini

Blender

Rhinoceros 3D

Mixamo

Frame.io

Webflow

Zeplin.io

SOFTWARE

HTML/CSS

Javascript

Vue.js

React

AngularJS

C#

Xcode

Swift

Objective-C

C++

OpenGL/WebGL

Android Studio

Max/MSP

OpenBCI

Processing

p5.js

Arduino

AR/VR

Unity

Unreal

SceneKit

ARKit

ARCore

Vuforia

HoloLens

Oculus Rift

HTC Vive

Daydream

Mobile AR

Sumerian

ARToolKit

Metal 2

BUSINESS

Keynote

WordPress

Shopify

G Suite

MS Office

JIRA

Rally

Squarespace

Wix

LANGUAGES

English (native)

Turkish (native)

German (intermediate)

Spanish (beginner)

Dutch (beginner)

Chinese (beginner)

OTHER INTERESTS

Astrophysics, Neuroscience, BCI, Cognitive Learning, Assistive Technology,

Robotics, Wearables, Singularity, Quantum Mechanics, Cryonics, Biocentrism, Life Extension, Anthropology, Philosophy, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Ashtanga Yoga, HIIT, Soccer, Backpacking, Electric & Classical Guitar, Keyboard, Oil Painting, Illustration, Literature, Extraterrestrial Life, Mu, Neverland, Krypton, B-612.