Some of corporate identity design works from 2006 to 2013.
Green To Go
Green To Go is a web/mobile app which delivers the best cannabis products to the buyers' address providing their orders from the nearby dispensers. The design problem was unique due to the brand-new industry that did not have many other competitors or pioneers at the time. I was unable to find any existing examples in the market to be inspired by. I started out with asking opinions of my UX designer friend Ajin Shewki. With some more research and several weeks of hard work, I was able to deliver the project on time. After the presentation, my client decided not to proceed with the name "Green To Go" along with switching the entire brand strategy, so we shelved the project. Though, it was a great experience that I could evaluate this unique problem. I enjoyed exploring new challenges within a new-born industry, discovering varied typography approaches for the brand identity and especially creating the iconography.
Mini Tram
To convey the message "More People, More Mini", we transformed Turkey's most traditional public transport vehicle, the famous Istanbul Tram to MINI Countryman and blew people's mind for a day.
GigSurf is a community that gives paid side gigs to kitchen and hospitality professionals. GigSurf procures personality-matched staff (like with the instancy of Uber for business and residential events. Without a middle man or staffing agency to rely on, GigSurfers make double their normal income by being connected directly to work providers.
Şirin Soysal, Bir Şeyler Var
Tutored by Tamara Nizhnikova, Sirin Soysal is known as female Tom Waits. Her debut album, Bir Şeyler Var is a fresh combination of jazz and cabaret sounds and was also interpreted as "It's like a soundtrack album where Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Marlene Dietrich and Ute Lemper co-starred." by Turkish newspapers.
Jingle Jackson
Jingle Jackson is a leading music production company which has a music expertise on TV commercials, radio advertisements and other advertising mediums. The company makes use of Michael Jackson's legacy on their name claiming the best one at its field. I designed on their brand identity needs including logotype. The one in use here is one of the five other options that I suggested.
42 Maslak Launching Campaign
"42 Maslak" ¹ is a high-rise project in Istanbul developed by the British architectural design office, Chapman Taylor and integrated with the concept of modern art² throughout its composition. After raising a high demand from the niche target through its unique concept, 42 Maslak now owns the approach of “art” in the industry and enhances it with other services such as³ The work below is the first print/outdoor ad campaign pieces that I came up with following the starting date of its property sales.
Wine Bottle Suggestions
MAGMA, VENÜS, İZ* Bottle designs with label name proposals for a local wine manufacturer in Denizli (western Turkey). The exclusive grapes are known as "Çalkarası" are harvested around the unique volcanic mountain and vinified locally based. * İz; means ‘trace’ in Turkish.
TV Commercial for the modern art exhibition: Neighbours
Istanbul Modern aka Istanbul Museum of Modern Art presented 'Neighbours' which means 'Komşular' in Turkish - Contemporary Narratives from Turkey and Beyond, an exhibition that investigated contemporary art practices in Turkey and the surrounding region. The exhibition brought together artists from neighboring geographies that have historical, political, and cultural ties with Turkey including the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Middle East, etc.
Artful Living. 42 Maslak's concept.
In the beginning there was an invitation for launching assembly of the project designed with artistic illustrations. After I’ve designed the invitation, our strategy team and us determined the strategy of 42 Maslak: Artful Living. After the decision we created everything about the campaign as stick to the concept. 3rd prize at Global TBWA Disruption Awards.
The first Istanbul Design Biennial's Poster
Designing the first International Istanbul Design Biennial’s poster is one of the works I am most proud of. The theme of the biennial was “Imperfection”. After multiple controversial pitches we were unable to agree on a work with the biennial’s committee & curator. Ultimately my executives decided to have me undertake the entire project. The goal was designing a poster as loud and clear as possible without being cluttered. Since it was a biennial where tons of artwork and design pieces were exhibited, it was supposed to be a very absolute and stripped-down design. The best way I could do this was to eliminate unnecessary colors. It became a black/white poster with the biennial’s own color “orange”. The other crucial point was finding a way to solve the problem of how “design” and the “intricate structure of Istanbul” could be merged and visualized on this poster. After working on an expansive variety of options and playing with the typography (İstanbul Tasarım Bienali - Istanbul Design Biennial) for a considerable amount of time, I was able to attain the work below which was also accoladed in variety of platforms. Finally, the artwork below was approved along with other options I designed. It was published and used country-wide. It was also featured in major cities in Europe. After all the presentation and implementation processes, I realized that I designed over two hundred drafts to reach the best result and I decided to make a video illustrating the design process I had gone through. Please also see the video below.
Glyph pixels
One of my school projects from university. Here is a text 'limning generator' that combined by using variable text's length, color and picture. You can install an image and a typeface whatever you want. In the process of image formation through the generator, you can use as long as possible length of any text. The generator intervenes in the picture by using a developed type-casting algorithm. Accordingly, the length of the text and the 'resolution' is directly proportional. You can increase the sharpness detail by extending the text until become unreadable. At limn generating phase are plurality of used in functional variables.
T-Shirt and notebook design that refer to countries’ political reputation and how were they known. ★ Best Tshirt Design Awarded by Professional Association of Turkish Graphic Designers
42 Maslak teaser online & press campaign.
Teaser press campaing for 42 Maslak Office and Residence Project. ★ Short listed for Kırmızı Best on the Press.
Selected designers were asked a poster for an exibition within Istanbul Design Biennial. Each designer commented a poster according to the 'imperfection' theme of the biennial.
TBWA Istanbul, annual's cover.
Year book cover and poster design for TBWA Istanbul.
Some of selected posters.
Some of selected posters between 2007 & 2014.
Any Perk Interactive E-Book
An interactive e-book for Any Perk which works on providing incentive bonuses for any company's employees to be circulated among their clients.
Business Cards for Istanbul Independent Film Festival
Business card design for the crew of Independent Film Festival.
Stencil drafts
Stencil graffiti drafts for the Gezi Park demonstrations in Istanbul, Summer 2013.
Tried out
Some of the selected work which were partially actualized, partially never born, though are still nice drafts.
TBWA Istanbul, Architectural Book
Introduction book design for TBWA Istanbul's new office building. The book was created in order to highlight the distinctive features of the new architecture of our office that was a gossip fodder in the industry at the time.
Renew All
Recycled notebooks that are made of waste papers, cardboards, press molds and thrown plastic materials from printing houses. These left components were abundantly found in the printing industry at the time of 2008. Considering that there wasn't much of an established recycling system in manufacturers, this was a solution for the waste with no cost.
A Piece of Peace T-Shirts
Promotional t-shirt design for a song that was ordered by Unicef​​ in 2012. The song named "A Piece of Peace" was conceived to raise awareness for children rights in conflict zones in the Middle East. I came up with several of designs made out of typographical compositions of the song's name.
Press and online campaign for an exclusive credit card that provides bonuses, discounts through hi-end brands, superior services and flight miles.
"Freedom" campaign for the newspaper "Freedom".
An online campaign pitch for the most circulated Turkish newspaper "Hürriyet", which means "freedom" in English. The campaign aimed to defend the rights of oppressed communities emphasizing their liberty as the last word of the slogans on the layout which also is the name of the newspaper "freedom" (Hurriyet) itself. The first one below purposed to touch on the problem that young females who are forcibly married off at a young age in the country and the second one aimed to touch on the right of protesting the government by using an icon activist's picture who made his name with a creative way to protest the government several years ago.
A poster design for my niece’s first birthday who was born in London. I sent the work file to the UK finding an online printing shop and choosing a Quad Crown sized high-grade paper. I was also asked a couple of times to iterate this design for online gift merchants for multiple names. (Did not accept.)
Office Work
Some tiny projects that I contributed beautifying our office environment.
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