Of my 13 years of design experience, 8 years have been focused on designing for the automotive industry. Fortunately, I’ve worked with some great people and companies over the years & have received a number of design awards. Furthermore I am very interested in R&D and I have led many innovative and creative projects in the past and am continuing to do so with newer and better techniques. I like the mix of creative thinking along with realistic and practical implementation and management.
In 2014 January, I was offered a position in the company, Polin Water Parks - www.polin.com.tr - I am currently working as "Design R&D Manager" for the company.
In 2010, I was offered a position in the company, CMS Jant ve Makina San AS of an Industrial Designer. My work involves designing and developing OEM and AFM rims, innovation projects, project scheduling, preparing specifications and cost break-up analysis, strategic planning, market research amongst other things, which also gave me the opportunity to work and interact with various kinds of designers and companies on different levels. This has been a very gratifying experience for me, which I feel will stand me in good stead in the future.
One of my innovation projects “laser engraving on rims” has been patented. Another one “pad printing on rims” is in the process of being patented.
In June 2009 I went to India to work for Raffles Design Institute for a year as a product design lecturer. This international experience helped me understand how to work better in different markets and interact with people from different backgrounds.
I believe there is great value in simplicity & I think this is inherent in my more successful designs. I also focus on common sense problem solving more than styling. I much prefer the hands on jobs.