Academic Experience

Education

Master of Arts in Design, 2009.
Doctor of Arts in Industrial Design, 2010 - expected 2014.
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture / TAIK
Helsinki / Finland.
Thesis Title: “The Management of the 20th Century Design Classics in a Sustainable Society”

Master of Arts in Design, 2009.
School of Design and Crafts at Göteborg University / HDK,
Gothenburg / Sweden.
Thesis Title: “Eliminating 100.000 Dots: A Social Awareness Campaign for Disaster Risk Mitigation”.

Master of Arts in Industrial Design, 2004.
Industrial Product Design Program, Institute of Fine Arts, Marmara University,
Istanbul / Turkey.
Thesis Title: “Politicization of Design in the Context of Volkswagen”.

Bachelor of Science, 2002.
Department of Industrial Design, School of Architecture, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University,
Istanbul / Turkey.
Graduation Rank: First (1/12).

High School, 1998.
Cagaloglu Anatolian High School,
Istanbul / Turkey.


Design Awards

Jan Wilsgaard Scholarship by Volvo Personvagnar AB, 2008.

Industrial Design Competition, 2005.
Organizer : Association of Mines and Metals Exporters (IMMIB), Istanbul.
3rd place in the Professional Category of Plastic and Rubber Garden Furniture and Accessories.

New Designs in Domestic Furniture, Industrial Design Competition, 2005.
Organizer : Society of Furniture Producers (MOSDER). Istanbul.
2 Honorable Mentions in the Category of Teenager’s Rooms.

Showcase and Presentation Elements Design Competition, 2002.
Organizer : SIEMENS.
3rd place.


Workshops

SAAB Workshop, “Driver Interactions in 2020”,
January - March 2009,
Gothenburg / Sweden.

Volvo Cars Workshop, “Versatile Interior Solutions”,
September - December 2008,
Gothenburg / Sweden.

Cumulus Kyoto HONDA Workshop, “Dream Inspiring Vehicle”,
March 2008,
Kyoto / Japan.

Volvo Workshop, “Scandinavian Exclusivity by Volvo”,
February 2008,
Gothenburg / Sweden.

Volvo Cars Workshop, “A Volvo called…”,
October - December 2007,
Gothenburg / Sweden.