about me

I am an independent designer with a degree of Master of Design in Designed Objects from School of the Art Institute of Chicago(2015) and Bachelors of Science in Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University(2013). 

I have founded Neferka LLC, a jewelry brand in Chicago in 2015. In my personal work, I try to combine the problem solver design methodology and technological skills of an industrial designer with the sensual, critical and philosophical approach of an artist.

I worked for Studio KozSusani as a part time designer. I was part of several projects with Birsel+Seck(New York) in focus group research on user experience design, sketching ideas and creating storyboards for various companies such as GE, Nissan, Bridgestone. I worked for design offices such as Studio Casey Lurie, DemirdenDesign, Adnan Serbest Furniture. I am currently available for freelance work.

I am also a design educator. I taught Design Storytelling class at SAIC Designed Objects department, as well as Toy Design and Digital Design classes for Middle School Program in Continuing Studies department. I have organized a number of workshops and design activities in Istanbul in schools such as Uskudar American Academy, Ulus Jewish High School, AÇI Highschool, IELEV Highschool.