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 good communication, collaboration, and process. I try to understand the problem correctly, empathize, and make the appropriate design decisions as rationally and objectively as possible according to the content of the project. In my search for good design, I understand that the details become prominent as the work takes its final form, making the difference between average and good design, as Charles and Ray Eames once said: “The details are not details; they make the product.”

When I design, I conceive of all the details from the correct letter form to the typographic system, from the layout to the grid system, and from the color to the physical materials. I always try to think about how these elements act on different mediums, and platforms, from an app icon to signage, from still images to motion graphics. I try to construct a simple but to-the-point approach with my designs to create accurate solutions. Simplicity is the key element for my design philosophy; it comes together with functionality to make the work both timeless and strong.



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



Lectures

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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