I was born in Chicago but my parents are from Turkey and I am 100% Turkish who is also an American citizen. I am a diplomat's daughter, who has lived in many cities all her life such as; Tahran, Virginia, Beijing, Istanbul, Doha, Dubai and now Madrid. I majored in graphic design at a fine arts faculty at Istanbul. My advertising and design career started off when I interned at McCann Erickson Istanbul and DDB & Co. Which later on that year I landed a job as Jr. Art Director at TBWA\Istanbul. As I grew my experience in advertising I noticed that I didn't only want to be a designer but to also to put my thinking cap on and come up with ideas as well. After 2 years in TBWA\Istanbul I got a new opportunity to experience a completely different region where I worked as a creative for 3 years at Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai. Currently I moved to the heart of creativity in Europe; Spain. Besides getting fat on amazing Spanish tapas and wine with my partner we're also working on freelance projects along side our personal projects. Finally I would like to mention I am a huge cheese fan. When I am not sitting around eating cheese, I love to sketch very random thoughts that go on in my mind and write my book, which hopefully I will finish before I die. Besides that I love to snowboard, sail, longboard and always find time for great food, drinks, music and dancing! If you want to discuss ideas, opportunities or just the weather, feel free to contact me: email@example.comLocked Pro Plan feature
Started as a mid-weight art director in 2015 got promoted as a Senior Art Director in November 2017. Worked for Dubai based and regional clients from Memac Ogilvy and Mather in the Middle East and North Africa, such as: IKEA, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Vodafone, Burger King, Lenovo, Nestlé and many others; - Won clients such Nestlé Middle East, IKEA UAE, What 3 Words and many others; - Creatively came up and worked on Ogilvy‘s award winning campaign for Nestlé Middle East, Tummyfish application in 2016, - Worked with the team behind the award winning campaign, Potatoes on Mars, as an art director and designer in 2016, - Led a regional children"s fashion brand client, Babyshop, as their Head of Art for a year in 2017, - In the regions Top 20 Best Art Directors of 2017.
Worked for: Volkswagen, OMO and many local clients, - Won several pitches for the agency that brought in new local clients, - Understood the region and how they work.
Worked for: Mini Cooper, Pfizer, GSK and many well-known local clients, - First job as an art director, - Really understood how to work on big campaigns and understood client needs, - Grew my skills tremendosly while knowing how to execute great quality work in short amount of time.
Worked for: Turkish Airlines, Siemens and many well-known local clients, - This internship led me to really grow my skills and expand in the advertising industry.
Work only during the summer under globally known art director Art Director after graduation, - This internship got me to really understand the advertising culture and how award winning work is thought and produced.
- Tummyfish / Silver / Direct / Charities, Public Health & Safety, Public Awareness Messages - Client: Nestlé - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Potatoes On Mars / Cannes Lions Silver / Innovation / Applied Innovation - Client: CIP - The International Potato Centre - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
Effies MENA Gold - Nov 2017 - Tummyfish / Effies MENA Gold / Youth Marketing - Children - Client: Nestlé - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Tummyfish / Grand Prix / Branded Content & Entertainment / Use of Digital & Social - Client: Nestlé - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Potatoes On Mars / Cannes Lions Gold / Health & Wellness - Client: CIP - The International Potato Centre - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Tummyfish / Bronze / Integrated / Craft Storytelling - Client: Nestlé - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Tummyfish / Silver Pencil / UX/UI / User Experience - Client: Nestlé - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Potatoes On Mars / D&AD Graphite Pencil / Responsible Production & Consumption / 2017 - Agency: Memac Ogilvy Dubai - Client: CIP - The International Potato Center
- Tummyfish / Bronze / Integrated / Branded Games - Client: Nestlé - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Potatoes On Mars / Cannes Lions Silver / PR / Use of Technology - Client: CIP - The International Potato Centre - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
- Tummyfish / Effies MENA Gold / Entertainment & Sports - Client: Nestlé - Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather
Dubai Young Lynx Gold Winner / Integrated Competition 2016 / UAE
Young Lions Gold Winner / Cyber Competition 2016 / UAE