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 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 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.
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.
Pole Position Remix
Ms. Pac Man
Snoopy the Flying Ace
2N Productions (Namco Networks Subcontractor)
Ms. Pac Man
Blue Planet Software
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.
Start Trek Generations
Star Trek: A Final Unity
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.
Experience in managing on-site and off-site art teams. Art production consultation.
Adobe After Effects
University of California Los Angeles – 2011
University of California Los Angeles – 2004
Bachelors Degree – Ethnomusicology, Minor – Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
San Francisco Art Academy – 1991
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
Printable Resume / CV
Portfolio Sample Sheet