Hello there.

My name is Ozan. /oʊ'zɑ:n/

I'm a multidisciplinary designer with some serious developer skills. Previously, I've founded Semantica, and invented Piccture, Cardz, and Favogue.

A design+code guy? Awesome.

I respect intelligence, and praise beauty. Each and every project, I look for the perfect combination of them. It's my way to deal with form and function.

On an average day, I read design and tech news, and explore fresh products. My favorite and the most useless hobby is to build my own fantasy products that will only live in my localhost.

I'm Jack of many trades.

I have a diverse experience in design and development. I have spent many years to master my skills.

  • UI/UX
  • Web Development
  • Online Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Typography

Know-how

  • Understanding of basic design principles and Gestalt theory

  • Expertise on user experience design and user research

  • Using design patterns in semantically correct way

  • Strong sense of visual identity

  • Technical knowledge to create media for diverse platforms

Analytical Skills

  • Design-oriented problem solving

  • Creative ideation and conceptualization

  • Balancing form and function on any given matter

  • Developing models with contextual and visual coherence

  • Discriminative and comparative case study and feedback analysis

Technical Skills

  • Graphic Design
    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    InDesign
  • Web Design
    Mobile-first
    Responsive
    Cross-browser
  • UX
    Wireframing
    Scenarios
    Storyboarding
  • UI
    Photoshop
    Sketch
    Xcode Interface Builder
  • Markup
    HTML
    DOM
    XML
    Jade
    EJS
  • Styling
    CSS
    LESS
    Sass
  • Programming
    JavaScript
    ES6
    ES7
    GraphQL
  • Libraries
    React
    Riot
    Express
    Redux
    jQuery
  • Webpack
  • DevTools
  • Git
  • CLI

Experience? I've got some.

I've been designing/developing digital products for 10+ years. I chose this path long before I study design and business.

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Work/Business

  • Digitoy Games

    Social Media Marketing Consultant

    December 2016 — Present | Remote

    I am consulting Digitoy Games, a social games company, on the subjects of branding, targeted ads, and social media marketing.

  • Semantica

    Founder + CEO

    December 2013 — April 2016 | San Francisco

    I founded the company to create better social feedback tools. I raised a seed money, hired and managed a development team of four, and take the designer role. We designed, developed and shipped three products called Piccture, Cardz, and Favogue. In 2016, the business failed.

  • Fraktal Proje

    Co-founder + Project Manager

    January 2013 — July 2013 | Ankara

    I co-founded the company and worked as the project manager. We developed and managed online media projects for our clients.

  • Kodobur

    User Interface Designer

    October 2010 — August 2012 | Ankara

    I designed and developed user interfaces for web-based projects and gaming platforms. I also participated in some multimedia design projects (e.g., video production).

  • Labris Networks

    User Interface Designer

    August 2008 — April 2009 | Ankara

    I designed and developed the administration panel UI of the network security software. I also designed the installation guide and the help screens of the company's Linux distribution.

  • Freelance

    Multidisciplinary Designer

    June 2003 — Present

    I helped 50+ clients in making their brand/product amazing.

Education

  • Anadolu University

    Business Administration + Public Relations

    October 2007 — September 2011

    In the end of 4-year business study with a minor in PR, I have successfully earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and an associate degree in Public Relations.

  • Middle East Technical University

    Urban Design + Industrial Design

    September 2006 — June 2013 | Dropout

    After having successfully passed 90% of 5-year Urban Design study, I decided to quit. Before dropping out officially, I’ve spent 2 years attending 17 additional courses in the Department of Industrial Design including Product Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Multimedia Design, Visual Media, Design Management, and Intellectual Property Rights.

I have successfully taken 86 courses from 4 departments in 2 universities.

Seriously, I'm available.

I like startups and creative people.

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