She gained her BA major in Industrial Design and minor in Psychology at Middle East Technical University in Ankara. She completed her MA in Visual Communication Design at Bilgi University, Istanbul. She completed her PhD on design education, specifically on design studio course, at Istanbul Technical University, and finally, her PostDoc on design thinking and professional design practice in Turkey at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
She taught various topics of visual communication design, such as typography and word-image relationship, animation from cel to 3D, interactive and media arts, visual/digital storytelling as well as basic design and graduation project at Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul and Kyungsung University, Busan, South Korea.
Currently, she is an Assist. Prof. in the Department of Industrial Design at Istanbul Bilgi University. She is the cofounder and colecturer/supervisor of the design studio course series Studio Sustain, where, in autumn semesters, issues of design for sustainability are tackled on specific locations in Turkey. Studio Sustain also encompasses craft practice as an alternative means of production, during spring semesters., under the brand Objects of Şişhane.
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