Hello! Merhaba! Hej!

I’m Ahsen. I was born and raised in a small town in Turkey called Demirci. I took my bachelor’s degree from the Industrial Design Department at Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2014; and my master’s degree from  Advanced Product Design Programme, Umea Institute of Design, Sweden. I have been working both in consultancy and in-house environments in varying industries from healthcare to consumer electronics.

I am always curious to learn new technologies and design methods. And I love working with constraints and in interdisciplinary project setups.

Human behavior 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.

I enjoy working hands-on, stepping away from the screen, and having a more tangible outcome at the end of the day. This is also true outside of my work. I do gardening; growing fruits and vegetables whenever I have the space to do so. And recently I have started to do pottery and enjoying it quite a lot. You can check out my pottery work on my Instagram page here if you are interested.


EDUCATION

Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden

MFA Advanced Product Design, 2018

Middle East Technical University, Turkey

BSc Industrial Design, 2015

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Exchange student, Industrial Design, 2013

TOOLBOX

UX

Qualitative and Quantitative Design Research / Analyzing User Data /  Turning Data into Insights / Design Thinking / Analytical Thinking / Storytelling / Strategy & Business Thinking / Co-Creation / Interactive Prototyping / Physical Computing

ID

Rhinoceros / Keyshot / ID Sketching / Rapid Prototyping / Model Making

UI

Sketch / Principal / Wireframing / Prototyping

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Adobe Suite / / Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Character Animator / / Cinema 4D / Ardunio

PATENTS

Intraluminal Medical Imaging Interface Devices and Systems
EXPERIENCE

Designit Copenhagen, Denmark

Product Designer, October 2018 – …

MUWI Motion

Partner & Designer, 2 years | 2016-18

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 | 2014&15

Umeå University Scholarship

Post Grad Education Grant | Ministry of Economy

Honor Student | Middle East Technical University