Converting OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
to IxD
Interaction design

since 2003.

I have mastered multiple design disciplines along with frontend development. I have gained almost a decade of experience in product management. On top of these, I’ve been mastering full-stack development in recent years. Here you can find very detailed information about me. If you prefer, you can download my resume.

First things first:

personality

  • I love anything technical.
  • I respect intelligence and praise beauty.
  • Learning is like eating to me. I crave a lot.
  • I enjoy creating systems, down to every little component.
  • My computer is my best friend. Don’t tell my wife.Someone told her.

Let me tell you about my

professional skills

I have diverse professional experience: Design, development, and product management. I have spent many years to master my skills.

UI/UX/IxD
Branding
Online Media
Product Management
Frontend Development
Backend Development
Know-how
  • An understanding of basic design principles and Gestalt theory
  • Expertise on user experience design and user research
  • Using design patterns in semantically correct way
  • A strong recognition 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
  • SketchPhotoshopIllustrator
  • Mobile-firstResponsiveCross-browser
  • WireframingStoryboarding
  • PrototypingInteractionAnimationUsabilityAccessibility
  • HTMLDOMXMLJSXEJS
  • CSSLESSSass
  • GraphQLRESTMongoSQL
  • React NativeExpo
  • JavaScriptES10React/HooksRiotRedux
  • NodeExpress
  • novice
  • intermediate
  • advanced

What about some

experience

I’ve been working with/for companies to design & develop digital products and delivering significant results since 2007. My freelance web design work starts even before that.

  • Labris Networks
  • Kodobur
  • Fraktal Proje
  • Semantica
  • Digitoy Games
  • Grou.ps
  • Docu.ai
  • Base64.ai
  • Freelance
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • Base64.ai

    Full-Stack Developer + Designer

    January 2020 — April 2020New YorkRemote

    I was employee #1 in Base64.ai. I mostly worked on the data extraction API on backend and created/integrated AI solutions. I designed and developed the product demo and website. Later, I developed a mobile application for both Android and iOS platforms using React Native.
  • Docu.ai

    Full-Stack Developer + Designer

    April 2019 — January 2020San FranciscoRemote

    I was employee #1 in Docu.ai, providing a swiss-army-knife type of work. I designed and developed the core product of the company, along with its website. I created the brand and prepared all the marketing materials (including how-to-use videos). On top of all these, I worked on backend, improving the data extraction AI and creating/managing datasets.
  • Grou.ps

    Product Manager

    February 2018 — April 2019RenoRemote

    I worked at Grou.ps as a Product Manager; however, I was mostly dealing with design and development. I almost entirely designed and developed GraphJS, a client-side library for enabling social features (messaging, following, etc.) on any website. Then I worked on building Grou.ps v2, using powerful features of GraphJS. I also worked on rebranding company and products.

    I am also co-founder of GraphJS.

  • Digitoy Games

    Social Media Marketing Consultant

    November 2016 — February 2019IzmirRemote

    I worked at Digitoy Games, a social games company, as a consultant on branding, targeted ads, and social media marketing.
  • Semantica

    Founder + CEO

    December 2013 — April 2016San Francisco

    I founded the company to create better social feedback tools. I hired and managed a team after the company raised a seed investment. 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 — September 2013Ankara

    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 2012AnkaraRemote

    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 — May 2009Ankara

    I designed and developed the administration panel UI of LRMS network security software, the flagship product of the company. I also created the installation guide and help screens of the company’s Linux distribution.
  • Freelance

    Designer + Developer

    June 2003 — Present

    I have helped 50+ clients make their brand/product amazing.

Last but not least,

education*

I love learning new things every day that has helped me become a self-taught designer+developer. I had chosen this path long before I studied design and business.

  • Urban Design + Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University
  • Business Administration + Public Relations, Anadolu University
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • Anadolu University

    Business Administration + Public Relations

    November 2007 — June 2011

    At the end of 4-year study, 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 2007 — July 2013Dropout

    After having successfully passed 90% of 5-year Urban Design study, I decided to quit. Before I officially dropped out, I had spent 2 years attending 17 additional courses offered by 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.

If you are impressed,

let’s work together

I can help you build a great digital product delivering substantial results on time and budget. Your product will have a user-friendly interface on top of a solid infrastructure accompanied by a branded look. Let’s talk