• + Follow
  • Orhan Cileli

    Designer / Concept Artist

    Detroit, MI

My greatest asset is undoubtedly my skill at sketching! I'm very team oriented with a "Utility-Man" approach towards facilitating to all avenues of the design process. Highly skilled in a broad and diverse array of computer software and I'm always taking additional courses, learning new programs and remaining open-minded. I am fluent with, Rhino, Autodesk Alias, Sketchbook Pro + Designer, Adobe Creative Suite and Illustrator, and comfortable using any and all 2D and 3D tools at my disposal to share ideas with a team. Using these skills, I can communicate an idea effectively, accurately and with no hesitation, allowing me to move through projects at a rapid pace. Detail-oriented and highly organized in my conceptualization, I am also straightforward, confident, and charismatic when sharing ideas, and am a positive team player. I tend to multitask on several projects at once, and strive to prioritize and streamline my work as much as possible while still exploring creative innovation to its greatest extent. - Currently freelancing but actively seeking a full-time design position - Open to relocating for the right opportunity

Work Samples

  • Pearl - Eco Open Seas Houseboat

  • Footwear Design - Tabi Tact 1.0 Boot Concept

  • Furniture Design - Serpa Bookshelf

Work History

  • Designer/Graphic Illustrator

    • Rootiment Design
    • Mar 2009 - Present (8 years)

    Freelance Designer/Artist, Rootiment Design, Detroit, MI (03/2009 - Present)
    FORD EcoTREK 2015 Concept Truck, SEMA, Detroit, MI ( 10/2014 - 04/2015)
    Assisted in the development of the ECOtrek's key features and aftermarket accessories. Delivered hi quality renderings to help further advance the design development down the pipeline for fabricators and third parties.

    Graphic Illustrator, Blake's Farm's, Armada, MI (4/2013 - 11/2013)
    Conceptualized and illustrated multiple images of the company character, Johnny Appleseed using Adobe Illustrator and hand sketching.

    Concept Designer, "Dimension" Graphic Novel, Miami, FL (11/2011 - 07/2012)
    Spearheaded the visual development of the Author's concepts; Character and creature design with a in-depth focus on anatomy, physics and overall appearance.

    Graphic Designer, Prestige Framers, Hugo Barrientos, Miami, FL (11/2010 - 04/2011)
    Worked with the client's personal vision and guidance, I developed Hugo's brand image and identity starting with his logo, business cards, letterhead and out-front store signage.

    Design Illustrator/Drafter, NIBA Home, Miami FL (03/2009 - 05/2009)
    Assisted Nisi Berryman visualize a custom, one-off piece of furniture for potential clients using 3D software (Rhino) and Adobe Illustrator to bring the 2d image to life.

  • Professional Tattoo Artist / Skin Illustrator

    • Elite Ink Tattoo Studios

    Centerline, MI Design and illustrate masterful imagery utilizing a combination of traditional hand sketching, Adobe Create-suite and Wacom (renderings).

  • Visual Merchandise Designer

    • Taubman Company
    • Auburn Hills, MI

    Designed stunning kiosk displays RMU (Retail Merchandise Units) licensee's at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Fairlane Towncenter and Twelve Oaks Mall.

  • Furniture Designer

    • Paul Thomas Design
    • Miami, FL

    Collaborated with master woodworker Paul Thomas to conceptualize, draft, design and fabricate custom high-end furniture.

  • Product Designer

    • DiBari Innovations
    • Miami, FL

    Joined the design team of leading Italian futurist Vito DiBari to envision state-of-the-art technological lighting systems.

  • Lighting Designer

    • Van Teal Lighting
    • Miami, FL

    Designed lighting fixtures and furniture, honed orthographic skills utilizing Solidworks and hand-drafting techniques.


  • College for Creative Studies

    • Bachelor's Degree - Industrial Design / Product Design
    • 2004 - 2009
  • Art Center College of Design

    • Summer Internship Industrial Design / Product Design
    • 2004 - 2005
  • (DASH) Design and Architecture Senior High

    • Diploma & Developed Complete Industrial Design Portfolio
    • 2000 - 2004



Blakes Hard Cider - 1st Place Winner of Logo Competition Blakes "Johnny Appleseed" logo LG Electronics - Design for the Future competition Awarded - Honorable Mention FORBES Magazine Publication - Top 15 Floating Homes Designs http://www.forbes.com/pictures/elfk45lhe/pearl-4/ and http://www.furniturefashion.com/2011/01/27/15-of-the-worlds-coolest-floating-homes.html