Welcome to my

playground.

I'm a   full-stack designer   and part-time evolutionary futurist.
Based in 🇺🇸, 🇳🇱 and 🇹🇷.
I build   mobile, web & desktop apps, 
Design and develop   AR/VR experiences, 
Produce   graphics, videos, games & animations. 
Currently a   Lead Product Designer   at The Coca-Cola Company.
 

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

 
Multinational Company
Used Across All Departments

Internal employee platforms designed for

The Coca-Cola Company.

Platforms include: 

Cokeport (general employee dashboard), 

One People (employee management platform),

Titan (AI-powered technical support wizard), 

Data Surf (financial data platform), 

HR KPI dashboard and others.

Designed for desktop and mobile to address the needs of all employees in various departments.

PRODUCT DESIGN
UX/UI PROTOTYPING
FRONT END DEVELOPMENT
 
Multinational Company
Dynamic Social Media Integrations

Bolt is a customer analytics platform that helps companies collect quick customer feedback on their existing and future products through social media.

 

The platform enables creating dynamic surveys and feedback channels specific to each demographic while offering the ability to analyze and benchmark the results in real-time.

The design process has helped the Bolt team build a seamless, desktop and mobile compatible Customer Dashboard for their clients.

PRODUCT DESIGN
UX/UI PROTOTYPING
 
Verizon Connected Futures Finalist
NYC Media Lab Grant Winner
NYU Official Website (Cover Story)
CATT (Article)

Citytravelar is a mobile AR application that makes wayfinding seamless for tourists by augmenting subway signs to provide instant directions to nearby landmarks and local businesses.

 

The app was designed with a goal to minimize the time and effort spent on wayfinding, as well as to build a community that brings travelers and local businesses together.

PRODUCT DESIGN
AR DEVELOPMENT
UX/UI PROTOTYPING
 
Golden Spider, Best Social Platform Award
Various Global & Local Sponsorship Deals
Featured in Global & Local (Turkey) Media
Over 13K Active Users

Needs Map (İhtiyaç Haritası) 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. 

 

The mobile design offers easy navigation of the map interface and enables users to instantly publish new help requests or offers.

PRODUCT DESIGN
MOBILE UX/UI
 
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 SaaS platform that offers smart financial planning and performance monitoring services to small and mid-size enterprises.

The project covers the intuitive client dashboard design, as well as a new brand identity for Finside.

PRODUCT DESIGN
UX/UI PROTOTYPING
FRONT END DEVELOPMENT
BRAND IDENTITY
 
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
 
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
 

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

Lead Product Designer at The Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA, USA & Istanbul, Turkey

Full-Time (2020 to present)

UX Design Lead at General Electric Aviation

Cincinnati, OH, USA & Istanbul, Turkey

Full-Time (2019 to 2020)

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, 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

Stanford University Lean LaunchPad H4R Certificate (2020)

GE Aviation TTC Design System Leader (2020)

GE Aviation Service & Repair UX Design Lead (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)

Spanish (intermediate)

German (intermediate)

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.