About

Me, Berkay

I nerd out on designing products & experiences and seek out the people and companies who help make that happen.

My academic background is a mashup of art, design, game. I’ve worked multidisciplinary design-related roles with global companies. I participated in different events as a mentor to teach & apply different design methodologies.

I always have the end user in mind, and I design for conversion. My responsibility is to transfer company values, business goals, and peoples’ needs into exceptional data-driven services using simple empathy but at the same time functional proactive approach.

Last but not least, the three foundations that carved out my design ethics:

 ‘Care of earth, Care of people, Fair share.’

Co-Founder, Product Designer

Orffroad | Nov 2018 – Now

Lead Product Designer

Fuga Mobilya | Jul 2017 – Now

Organizer

OpenIDEO Istanbul | Jan 2018 – Feb 2019

Lead UX Designer

OktoPeople | Dec 2017 – Jan 2019

 UX Designer

Userspots | Nov 2015 – Jun 2016

 Intern Designer

Fuga Mobilya | Sep 2014 – Aug 2015
M.A. Game Design

Bahcesehir University | 2017 – Now (2020)

B.A. Industrial Design

Yeditepe University | 2010 – 2015

Diploma, Visual Arts

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

∴     SERVICE STRATEGY
∴     INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
∴     WIREFRAME & PROTOTYPE
∴     DESIGN THINKING
∴     PLAYFUL EXPERIENCE
∴     EMPATHIC DESIGN
∴     FURNITURE PRODUCTS
∴     MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
∴     SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
∴     HOLISTIC DESIGN

 

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WORK

 

Co-Founder, Product Designer

Orffroad | Nov 2018 – Now

 

Lead Product Designer

Fuga Mobilya | Jul 2017 – Now

 

Organizer

OpenIDEO Istanbul | Jan 2018 – Feb 2019

 

Lead UX Designer

OktoPeople | Dec 2017 – Jan 2019

 

UX Designer

Userspots | Nov 2015 – Jun 2016

 

Intern Designer
Fuga Mobilya | Sep 2014 – Aug 2015

STUDY


M.A. Game Design

Bahcesehir University | 2017 – Now (2020)

B.A. Industrial Design

Yeditepe University | 2010 – 2015

Diploma, Visual Arts

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

FIELD


∴     SERVICE STRATEGY
∴     INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
∴     WIREFRAME & PROTOTYPE
∴     DESIGN THINKING
∴     PLAYFUL EXPERIENCE
∴     EMPATHIC DESIGN
∴     FURNITURE PRODUCTS
∴     MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
∴     SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
∴     HOLISTIC DESIGN

 

#ux #service #system #game #play #permaculture #sustainability #ecology #furniture #lighting #workshop #mentoring #bring_it_on

REFERENCES

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Berkay gets so caught up in the passion of his pursuits that any of the cumbersome administrative or maintenance work that comes between them and the ideal they see on the horizon is deeply unwelcome.

He wants to take up some cause and change the world. He likes to know that he is taking concrete steps towards his goals, and if routine tasks feel like he is getting in the way, or worse yet, there is no goal at all, he will feel restless and disappointed.

— Successful Guy
Manager of a Department

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Combining a vivid imagination with a sense of compassion, Berkay uses his creativity to resolve not technical challenges, but human ones.

He enjoys finding the perfect solution to a problem. Seeing through dishonesty and disingenuous motives, Berkay steps past manipulation and sales tactics and into a more honest discussion. He sees how people and events are connected and are able to use that insight to get to the heart of the matter.

— Ex-Boss

Founder of His Company

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His insight and inspiration are able to have a real impact on his circle. And he can follow through on his ideas with conviction, willpower, and the planning necessary to see complex projects through to the end.

Berkay doesn’t just see the way things ought to be, he act on those insights. He will rock the boat if he has to, something not everyone likes to see, but his passion for his chosen cause is an inseparable part of his personality.

— Important Mentor 
CEO at Really Important Company

JOURNEY

As I’m experiencing different cultures with an open mind, I’m learning that there are many different ways of being human and living as human beings.

I realized that being a designer isn’t just observing the users’ behavior; somewhat, it is comprehension of the urge.

Check out my ‘do & done’ world map

 

Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.

—  Bill Mollison

THANK YOU

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