User Experience Designer with a focus on mobility, digital assistants and sustainability. Working with world-class designers to deliver great experiences is my main source of inspiration and motivation.
Academy of Art University - MFA in Web Design & New Media, 2015-2018
Koc University, BA in Psychology, 2005-2010
Scholarship by General Motors for excellence in design - 2018
User Experience Designer, Volkswagen Group of America, August 2018 – Present
Worked independently in an entrepreneurial environment to create and execute projects focused primarily on digital assistants, electric vehicles and sustainability.
Successfully pitched ideas to upper level management and brands for budget approval
Designed across a wide spectrum of brands – each with unique legacy and different user needs (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Bentley).
Collaborated with cross-functional global teams of designers, engineers and project managers. Ensured user-centered approach is represented in every stage of the process.
Started “Human-Centered Design Club” and facilitated meetings to discuss UX design, with a mission to learn from each other and evangelize UX in the company.
User Experience Designer, Sponsored projects with Volvo Trucks, GM Buick and Alfa Romeo, Spring 2017 – May 2018
Created the user experience for Alfa Romeo electric sports car for 2030. Designed the user story and automotive user interface. Conceptualized wearable ideas such as diminished reality racing helmet and smart motorsport shoes.
Created the user experience for an level-4 autonomous Buick electric car for 2025. Designed the user story and interactions in a vehicle with a transformative interior.
Responsible for designing human-machine interactions for an autonomous Volvo semi-truck for 2035. Designed the exterior communication of the semi-truck with pedestrians, vehicles and other trucks on the road.
Intern Information Architecture, The Understanding Group - Summer 2016
Worked with Principal Information Architects to re-design DMV.org website. Defined archetypes, created taxonomies for complex structures and designed for scalability.
Voice User Interface Design - CareerFoundry - Issued April 2019
Human-Centered Design, User Experience, Psychology, Mobility, HMI, Electric Cars, Charging, Sustainability, Voice User Interfaces, Automotive User Interfaces, Storytelling