Merve Postalcıoğlu, Designer in Sofia, Bulgaria
Merve Postalcıoğlu

Designer in Sofia, Bulgaria

Member since November 20, 2017
Merve is a senior UX and product designer who’s created designs in a variety of work environments (agile and waterfall), teams and fields such as finance, chatbot, intranet, social responsibility, and social networking subjects. She’s also extremely knowledgeable about user research and usability tests. Merve’s very communicative and she’s able to work with people across different teams such as developers, analysts, and product owners.
Merve is now available for hire

Employment

  • UX & UI Consultant

    2017 - PRESENT
    Merve Postalcıoğlu Consultancy
    • Designed experience and visuals for FirefighterVR.de that is a VR training platform for firefighters in Germany.
    • Designed experience and visuals of a card collecting platform working with cryptocurrency.
    • Designed the UX and UI of a mobile networking app for movie lovers who want to socialize with others with similar interests.
    • Designed corporate identity, UX, and UI for a responsive web platform for parents who want to select activities for children.
    • Created the user experience and the flows of a mobile app for users who want to easily get access to tailoring services.
    Technologies: UI Design, Interaction Design (IxD), UX Design, Prototyping, Product Design, User Research, User Flows, User Interviews, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Zeplin, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Experience Design (XD), InVision, Sketch
  • Design Thinking Trainer

    2017 - 2017
    Freelance
    • Worked as a trainer on the BBVA Design Thinking program in Turkey and Romani as an advanced practitioner.
    • Provided coaching to BBVA employees on the BBVA Design Thinking program in Spain.
    • Conducted design thinking courses as a freelancer and taught DT to trainers in Bulgaria.
    Technologies: Design Thinking, Prototyping, User Research, User Flows, User Interviews

Other Experience

  • Chatbot UX – Design Tips and Considerations (Publication)
    Conversational user interfaces are a new frontier that requires thoughtful consideration. The design process should include defining the purpose of the chatbot, and other design considerations to create a successful user experience.

Education

  • Master's degree in Industrial Design
    2010 - 2014
    Istanbul Technical University | ITU - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design
    2003 - 2008
    Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey

Certifications

  • Leading for Creativity
    JULY 2017 - PRESENT
    IDEO U
  • Human-Computer Interaction
    JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT
    University of California, San Diego via Coursera

Experience

Location

Sofia, Bulgaria

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