Design Judge

Hürsu Öke

Designer, Design Researcher and Educator, Musician

Istanbul Işık University

Hürsu is a designer, design researcher and educator, and a musician. For over two decades he has worked with many leading multinational corporations as well as start-ups across various parts of the planet, helping them build their brands with powerful ideas and clear visual expressions. He has also been working as a full-time lecturer at universities in both Istanbul and Liverpool for over ten years.

Having his professional, research, and teaching interests in graphic design, interaction, user experience and new musical interfaces, Hürsu is passionate about inter-disciplinary projects, particularly ones that bring together design and sound. He holds a BID degree and two masters degrees (MSc and MMus) from Istanbul Technical University and a PhD in Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University.

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