Experience

Freelance Mobile Graphic Designer 1/2013 – Present

Working with innovative companies trying to disrupt or redefine their sectors to design user interfaces for digital products, ie. mobile & web app that focus on ease-of-use, simplicity & predictable user experiences while reinforcing the brand.

Wordapp A.Ş.

Wordapp App – SEO Word Processing Platform
Wordapp.io – Website

cSuite Technologies Inc.

cSuite App – Android App

InSight Enterprises Inc.

myInsight iPad app

Lead Graphic Designer 11/2010/ – 7/2012

Created the vision and the UI of social music app. Adapted UX requirements and wireframes into UI, mocks, assets, and final app. Created art production pathways that enable development on all sizes of Android devices. Designed a new public facing look for Tunewiki Inc. via a new company logo, branded app icon, and marketing collateral.

Tunewiki Inc.

Tunewiki Social Music Player UI design – Android

Lead Artist 3/08 – 4/10

Lead artist for a top-10 mobile game company. Created art for mobile phone, iPhone, iPad, and Facebook games. Designed mock-ups, developed production paths, and created production assets. Designed simple yet powerful UIs, meaningful icons, developed game art that conveyed the identity for well-known brands. Defined tasks for, and managed, internal and external artists.

Mobile Deluxe

Solitaire Deluxe 6 Pack, Jewel Factory
Curious George Coloring Book
Sherlock, The Game is Afoot
Sudoku Deluxe 2 Green Edition
Speed Texting 2

Freelance 1999 – 11/18/10

Freelance career focused on creating design and production for mobile entertainment apps. Worked with both established and start-up companies. Designed game art, UIs, production paths, for well-known game titles. Provided the technical artistry to convert arcade classics to mobile phone games.

Namco Networks

Pole Position Remix
Ms. Pac Man
Pac Man
Galaga
Snoopy the Flying Ace
Dig Dug

2N Productions (Namco Networks Subcontractor)

Ms. Pac Man
Pac Man
Trivial Pursuit
Mr. Driller

Nuvo Studios

Uno
Joust
Defender
Gauntlet
Robotron
Rampage

Blue Planet Software

Kid’s Tetris

LTI Graymatter

World Championship Cards

Lead Artist & Production Artist 1988 – 1997

Lead artist & production artist for PC games.  Skills included, pixel art production, and low-poly modeling. Defined production path for 3d game IK-rigging and character animation, and directed cut-scenes for first Star Trek PC game.

Psygnosis

Goblins (pre-release)

Microprose Inc.

Start Trek Generations
Star Trek: A Final Unity

Spectrum Holobyte

Falcon 3.0
Vette!
Tank
Welltris

Skills

Agile

Experience in Agile development process. Jira master.

Mobile & App ready

Excellent knowledge of visual communication, and a deep understanding of digital art production for mobile games and apps.

Photoshop & Illustrator powerhouse

In-depth understanding of vector art, and techniques for developing resolution independent production art.

Experienced

Experience in managing on-site and off-site art teams. Art production consultation.

Tools

Adobe Photoshop

98%

Adobe Illustrator

85%

Adobe InDesign

77%

Adobe After Effects

85%

Wordpress

82%

HTML

90%

Sketch

72%

Balsamiq

72%

3DS Max

89%

Final Cut

88%

Jira

95%

Confluence

88%

Education

University of California Los Angeles – 2011
Graphic Design

University of California Los Angeles – 2004
Bachelors Degree – Ethnomusicology, Minor – Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

San Francisco Art Academy – 1991
Illustration

Language

English – native
Turkish – intermediate

Awards and Credits

Top Downloaded Spotify App – Tunewiki, Synced Lyrics
Android Market Featured App – Tunewiki Social Music Player
June 2012 CTIA Wireless 2009 Emerging Technology Award – Sudoku Deluxe 2 Green Edition
Best selling Solitaire game, over 4 Million Downloads – Solitaire Deluxe 16 Pack
Software Publishers Assoc. Best Action/Arcade Program 1989 – Welltris

Links & References

Moby Games
Giant Bomb

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