Throughout my 15 years as a designer and design strategist I have worked in a range of industries but mainly community development, education, and travel. For many years I designed murals for Wells Fargo Community Murals Program to help individual branches connect with communities and celebrate the local history. At Free Range Studios I worked as a UX and Brand Strategist for clients like Autodesk, ACLU, Accela, and Mentors, Inc. While I was a student in the MBA in Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts, I co-founded a company called Kishu to help Airbnb hosts connect with their guests by bringing local experiences to their visits and introducing them to local businesses. At my latest position as a Creative Director at Hack Reactor, a Software Engineering bootcamp, I designed and managed the company's website and oversaw the brand and design projects. My recent consulting work includes redesigning The Writing Salon's website and brand.
I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area but I’m originally from Istanbul where I got my BA in Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. I love immersing myself in different cultures and gaining new perspectives through diverse experiences. One of my favorite things to do is to go on photo taking tours in random neighborhoods and explore local hidden gems.
I'm always looking for opportunities to collaborate on meaningful projects. If you think I might be a good fit for your project or company, I would love to hear from you.