AHMETBURAKAKTAS

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Hi, I am Burak.

 

I am a product designer with a passion for creating experiences that makes life more meaningful.

 

I am a Fulbright alumnus who graduated from IIT Institute of Design with a Master of Design degree focusing on interaction design, design research and innovation strategy.

 

I am one of the founding partners of Spirohome, and worked there as a product and interaction designer. I also worked as a product design intern at Metaphys in Japan.

 

My products received over 20 design awards including International Design Excellence Awards, iF Design Awards and United Nations Development Programme Innovation Awards; and they have been featured on magazines including Fast Company and exhibitions including Tokyo Design Week.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering to inspire new young design thinkers, tinkering with my DIY 3D printer, experimenting on new mediums and playing board games.

EXPERIENCE

2016 - 2017

Teaching Assistant

2014 - 2016

Inofab / SpiroHome, Ankara

Partner // Industrial Designer

2013 - 2015

METU ID, Ankara

Research & Teaching Assistant

2012

Metaphys, Osaka

Industrial Design Intern

2012

Turk Traktor, Ankara

Manufacturing Intern

EDUCATION

2015 - 2017

Master of Design

2013 - 2015 (Transferred out)

MS Industrial / Interaction Design

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

2009 - 2013

Industrial Design

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

SKILLS

Software

3D: Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, SolidWorks, 3ds Max, V-Ray, KeyShot, T-Splines

2D: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Muse, Tableau

EXHIBITION & PRESS

2014 AquaKit // Innovation Magazine, Fall

2014 Spaghett-i // Paris Emballage Fair

2014 Guide & EcoStand // Turkey Innovation Week

2013 Washit & AquaKit // Tokyo Designers Week

2013 Washit featured in Fast Company Magazine, March Issue

2013 Flora // CNR-Expo Office Fair

2012 Washit // Turkey Innovation Week

2012 Washit // DailyMail

2012 Washit featured on Fast Co.Exist,

Coding

Arduino, HTML / CSS, D3.js

Learning: Python, Processing, JavaScript

Software

3D printing, Laser cutting, Sewing, Soldering, Clay modeling, Styrofoam, Plastic thermoforming, Wood, Metal

LANGUAGE

English - Fluent

Japanese - Elementary

Turkish -  Native

© 2017 Ahmet Burak Aktas