Gökcen Keskin, Designer in Helsinki, Finland
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Gökcen Keskin

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Designer

Location
Helsinki, Finland
Toptal Member Since
October 17, 2022

Gökçen is a product designer with ten years of experience. She had the chance to work on a wide range of products and experiences for VR, mobile, and web. She has worked with great teams like Gravity Sketch, Varjo, Ink & Switch, and Futurice. She also led projects, a design team and mentored her peers. Gökçen formulates and adapts her process based on the needs of the mission, but usually it is a holistic approach that involves product discovery, designing the artifacts, and conducting research.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Lead Designer

2020 - 2022
Gravity Sketch
  • Created the iPad tool together with two developers and our CEO. Delivered an intuitive interaction and UI system for spatial creation on tablet form factor in six months.
  • Designed the surface offset/thicken feature for VR in collaboration with two software developers and another designer. Followed an iterative process around quantitative user research.
  • Worked alongside the other members of the leadership team on developing our product strategy and organizational structure. Led and grew the design team.
Technologies: Figma, Unity, Adobe CC, Visual Design, Design Systems, B2B, UI Design, 2D Graphics, Metaverse, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mockups, Wireframing, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, Mobile Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, Journey Mapping, 3D, Design Leadership, User Personas, User Stories, Prototyping, Workshop Facilitation, SaaS

Senior Designer

2019 - 2020
Varjo
  • Designed the interface and interactions for the Varjo mixed reality controller concept alongside the industrial design.
  • Designed an interaction system for the Varjo operating system concept.
  • Worked with the design research team to generate user insights.
Technologies: Sketch, DAZ Studio Pro, Rhinoceros 3D, Figma, Visual Design, UI Design, AR Interfaces, Metaverse, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mockups, Wireframing, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, User Experience Design, User Flows, Journey Mapping, 3D, User Personas, User Stories, Prototyping, Workshop Facilitation

Freelance Product Designer

2018 - 2019
Ink & Switch
  • Designed a speed-of-thought text note capture tool for iPhone.
  • Designed a tablet-based power tool for reading, thinking, and developing your ideas. Started a spin-off company based on this product.
  • Conducted user research and synthesized findings. Relied heavily on close collaboration between developers, designers, and users. Played the role of connecting tissue here.
Technologies: Figma, Principle, Adobe CC, iOS, Android, iPad, Chrome OS, Apple Pencil, iPhone, Visual Design, UI Design, 2D Graphics, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mockups, Wireframing, Mobile Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, Journey Mapping, User Personas, User Stories, Prototyping, Workshop Facilitation

Senior Designer

2017 - 2018
Futurice
  • Designed a web-based AI-powered patent similarity search and technology mapping tool for our client.
  • Designed a SaaS solution for local solar companies that offered solar energy systems to households in rural India and a companion mobile app for consumers.
  • Made design of the website and developer's dashboard for a cloud service provider.
  • Mentored my peers and organized internal workshops. Shared my knowledge of UI animation and design for emerging technologies.
Technologies: Figma, Principle, Adobe CC, Web, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Visual Design, B2B, UI Design, Web Design, 2D Graphics, Website Redesign, Websites, User Interface (UI), Landing Page Design, Landing Pages, Web UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), Web UX Design, Web App Design, Mockups, Mobile App Design, Wireframing, Dashboards, B2C, B2B2C, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), Mobile Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, Journey Mapping, User Personas, User Stories, Prototyping, Workshop Facilitation, SaaS

Product Designer

2014 - 2017
Self-employed
  • Co-designed the iPad and web apps for an enterprise location intelligence company from Turkey. Created the information architecture, layouts, interface, and visual elements from scratch.
  • Designed a white label news reading iOS app. Sold by my client, a software developement house to newspapers.
  • Worked on a mobile application for a social platform for building communities around shared interests.
  • Worked as a UX design mentor for an online career bootcamp platform.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Sketch, Principle, Figma, iOS, Android, Web, B2B, B2C, White Labeling, Visual Design, UI Design, Web Design, 2D Graphics, Website Redesign, Websites, ARToolKit, User Interface (UI), Landing Page Design, Landing Pages, Web UI Design, Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), Web UX Design, Web App Design, Mockups, Dashboard Design, Mobile App Design, Fintech, Wireframing, Dashboards, Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C), B2B2C, Mobile Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, Journey Mapping, User Personas, User Stories, Prototyping, Workshop Facilitation

User Interface Designer

2012 - 2014
Commencis
  • Designed the mobile channels for one of the leading banks in Turkey.
  • Created the iPad app for the leading low cost airline company in Turkey.
  • Designed a doctor-patient communication app for a startup.
  • Created the mobile app for a financial services start-up that provides earned wage access services.
Technologies: Adobe Fireworks, After Effects CC, Sketch, Adobe CC, iOS, Android, iPad, Visual Design, B2B, UI Design, 2D Graphics, User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Mockups, Dashboard Design, Mobile App Design, Digital Banking, Online Banking, Fintech, Wireframing, Mobile Design, User Experience Design, Information Architecture (IA), User Flows, Journey Mapping, User Personas, User Stories, Prototyping, Workshop Facilitation, SaaS
2015 - 2019

Master's Degree in Art & Design/New Media Design & Production

Aalto University - Finland

2006 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design

Middle East Technical University - Turkey

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