When I am not designing on my laptop or drawing all sorts of ideas to a whiteboard, I actively seek bringing creative thinkers together to foster a strong community anywhere I live. I like to give back the know-how and resources to people who are passionate about the impact and philosophy of design. I enjoy brainstorming and fostering collaboration through community events, workshops and talks.
I started sharing my know-how in UX first by writing for Harvard Business Review Turkey. I have extended this to a broader audience with multiple channels: keynote talks, lectures and workshops. I have co-founded the Women in Business Club in my university and my passion for community building only continued from that on. I volunteered for Turkish Women’s International Network in New York, co-opened-up OpenIDEO Berlin Chapter with 5 more amazing human-beings and work in the leadership team. I try to mentor as many young talents as possible from my university network with their career growth. I believe that strong communities can make significant impact in designing better futures!
Here are some of the recognized contributions besides my portfolio work:
Core77, New York
Winning Award, Service Design | 2016
Winning Team, Delivery Hero Design Sprint Week | 2018
WORKSHOPS & TALKS
ITU Cekirdek, Istanbul
Speaker, “Metrics in UX: Measuring the success of your designs”, 2019
Speaker, “Designing for 21 Countries”, 2017
Workshop Facilitator, “Localization in Product Design”, 2017
Stilnest Usability Lab, Berlin
Creator & Workshop facilitator, 2016
OpenIDEO Berlin Chapter
Co-founder & Leadership Team | 2017 - 2019
TechStars Startup Weekend, Berlin
Design Mentor | 2017
Harvard Business Review
Contributor, UX Design | 2016 to Present
Turkish Women in Business, New York & Istanbul
Design Consultant, 2013 - 2016
Bogazici Women in Business Club, Istanbul
Co-founder & Design Advisor, 2013 - 2014
Harvard Business Review, Turkey
Since 2016, i have been writing on HBR Turkey about UX and design trends.
“3 Myths About UX Design” - 9.2016
Feel free to email to collaborate with me or ask me any questions!