About

I am a visual communication designer, working independently and within Fevkalade, a visual design studio I co-founded in 2009, and also a lecturer at Binghamton University, NY. I am passionate about typographic perfection, grid systems, and color interactions. These passions of mine make me question how to get to the best design solution and how to do it in the simplest way.

I am a visual communication designer, working independently and within Fevkalade, a visual design studio I co-founded in 2009, and also a lecturer at Binghamton University, NY. I am passionate about typographic perfection, grid systems, and color interactions. These passions of mine make me question how to get to the best design solution and how to do it in the simplest way.

Approach

As an independent designer, I work closely with my clients. I believe that good design results from clear communication and productive collaboration. I prioritize efficiency in my design process, ensuring I understand the problem, empathize, and make well-informed design decisions that align with the project’s objectives. I’ve learned that good design hinges on attention to detail. I focus on every aspect of the design process because I understand that these details are what differentiate average design from exceptional. This approach echoes the words of Charles and Ray Eames: ‘The details are not details; they make the product.’

In my creative process, I consider every aspect, from refining letterforms to crafting typographic systems, establishing layouts and grid structures, selecting colors, and choosing physical materials. I envision how these elements will function across diverse mediums and platforms, ensuring coherence from app icons to signage, and from still images to motion graphics. My design ethos is rooted in simplicity and functionality, aiming to deliver solutions that are both timeless and impactful.



Work Experience

Fevkalade
Designer and Founding Partner
2009—Present

ISType
Co-organizer
2019—Present

Katalist
Graphic Designer
2006—2008

Pixelplus Interactive
Digital Designer
2005—2006

Trafo Interactive
Internship
2004



Education


Sabancı University
MA in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design
2011

Yeditepe University
BA in Visual Communication Design
2007



Teaching

Binghamton University, SUNY
Department of Art and Design
2022—Present

Özyeğin University
Communication Design Department
2022

Sabancı University
Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design Department
2017—2018



Areas of focus


Visual Identity
Typography
Editorial Design
Digital Design
Design Systems
Motion Graphics



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