Hello!

I’m Ahsen. I was born and raised in a small town in Turkey called Demirci. I’ve recently took my master’s degree from Advanced Product Design Programme, Umea Institute of Design, Sweden.

Human behaviour and its underlying drivers fascinate me both as a person and as a designer. I like to learn and explore in the design process, taking every project as a new learning opportunity.

Education


Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

MFA Advanced Product Design, 2018

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

BSc Industrial Design, 2014

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Exchange student, Industrial Design, 2013

Experience


Designit Copenhagen, Denmark

Product Designer, October 2018 – …

Designit Copenhagen, Denmark

Intern Product Designer, 6 months | 2017

Philips Healthcare, Netherlands

Intern Product Designer, 6 months | 2017

Futero Design, Turkey

Junior Product Designer, 1 year | 2015

Arlight, Turkey

Intern Product Designer, 2 months | 2013

Vestel Electronic, Turkey

Intern Product Designer, 2 months | 2012

Recognition


IDEA Silver  | 2018

Core 77  | 2018

iF Design Talent | 2017

IDEA 2016 | Finalist

Red Dot Best of the Best | 2015

iF Design Talent | 2015

Design Boom – LED Life | Shortlisted | 2016

IMMIB National Design Competition | Turkey | 2014&15

Post Graduate Education Grant | Ministry of Economy, Turkey 2015

Umeå University Scholarship

Honor Student | Middle East Technical University