Omer Ercan, Designer in Hoboken, NJ, United States
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Omer Ercan

Verified Expert  in Design


Hoboken, NJ, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 7, 2017

Omer is a human-centered designer with 13 years of experience building bridges between brands and users. He specializes in visual design, UX design, motion design, user-centric design principles, design leadership, design system, prototyping, mockups, wireframes, brand consistency, and logo creation. Omer strives for the best and incorporates clients' digital strategies in his designs.


Work Experience

UX Design Lead

2023 - PRESENT
  • Established a smooth experience for our First Republic Bank customers. Demonstrated a strong foundational understanding of small business users' needs and goals.
  • Applied design principles by first partnering with research to empathize with the customers.
  • Guided users in achieving their tasks by being highly passionate about design thinking, UX laws, and Gestalt principles.
  • Partnered with business stakeholders, CX, product, and technology teams to define business goals and design strategy.
Technologies: Figma

Senior Product Designer

2020 - PRESENT
Publicis Sapient
  • Reinvented the PWM app to ensure it reflects Goldman Sachs' ecosystem and delivered differentiation from the rivals through design.
  • Established a comprehensive motion system that champions one of Nielsen Norman's heuristics: consistency and standards. Shared and propagated motion system work with SME teams.
  • Worked as part of the agile product team, following agile ceremonies such as sprint planning and daily standups.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Procreate, Sketch, Confluence, Jira, Figma, Adobe After Effects, Animation, UI Design, Visual Design, UX Design

Senior Visual Designer

2017 - PRESENT
  • Delivered the highest standard of service and provided excellence.
  • Strove for the best and incorporated clients' digital strategies in my designs.
  • Specialized in creating brand strategies, brand identities, conceptual designs, visual designs, UI designs, user experience designs, prototyping and mockups, wireframe creation and development, logo creation, user-centric design principles, and art direction.
  • Worked with Turkcell's numerous products including My Account, Fulltrip, Dergilik, and more.
  • Implemented IBM Design Thinking methodologies in our projects in order to enhance the user's world.
  • Created a variety of concept designs, brand identities, UI designs, and creative projects with the UX team at IBM design studio.
  • Attended, as a co-facilitator, various workshops where we introduce IBM Design Thinking to our clients.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, Sketch, InVision, Flash, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Visual Designer

2016 - 2017
  • Created award-winning multifaceted brand identities, rebranding, and redesigns for companies and projects.
  • Conceptualized and produced excellent work on time and on budget.
  • Designed the award-winning Rakuten Marketing's official corporate website.
  • Achieved the best-tailored projects for our clients, including but not limited to Brainstorm, BYU, Sahaja, Second Nature, Skywest, and Universal Giving.
  • Crafted Second Nature's brand identity which was awarded "Best Healthcare Provider Mobile Website" at
  • Worked to achieve strong brands that stand out at every touchpoint.
  • Met with clients to understand their mission and strategy and mirror them in my designs.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, Sketch, InVision, Flash, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Senior Visual Designer

2013 - 2017
  • Designed the first real estate map search in Turkey which won a 2014 Stevie® Award; I was the visual designer of the product.
  • Led the design for the category landing pages which included real estate and vehicle categories.
  • Attended comprehensive brainstorming sessions to create new innovative and creative business ideas with the executives.
  • Used UX methods to come up with solutions for the pain points of users at UX Labs.
Technologies: Apple Keynote, Sketch, InVision, Flash, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Art Director

2010 - 2012
  • Understood the client's vision, business goals, and technical requirements, and crafted the design process necessary for the solution.
  • Helped shape the business proposals in the process.
  • Created designs for the following clients Turkcell, KKTCELL,, Bilyoner,, and D-Smart.
  • Worked on various Flash animations and concept design work.
Technologies: Flash, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Web and Graphic Designer

2008 - 2010
Market Dynamics
  • Collaborated as a key part of the design team.
  • Created multidisciplinary 360° pieces for online and offline viewing.
  • Created numerous brand identities.
  • Took and completed advance Dreamweaver and Flash courses at Adobe certified training center: Ascent Training Center.
  • Developed company websites using CSS, JavaScript, and basic PHP technologies.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
2002 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Art Management

Yeditepe University - Istanbul, Turkey

JANUARY 2018 - MAY 2018

IBM Design Thinking Practitioner



Advanced Web Development

Ascend Training | Adobe Certified Training Center


Web and Graphic Design

Bilge Adam | Adobe Certified Training Center

MAY 2002 - AUGUST 2002

Intensive English Communication Program

American Language Center


Adobe After Effects, Figma, Procreate, InVision, Apple Keynote, Sketch, Adobe CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Experience Design (XD), Flash, Jira, Confluence, FigJam


Animation, Website Redesign, App Design, User Experience (UX), UI Design Standards & Best Practices, Responsive UX Design, Responsive Design, UI Design, Visual Design, UX Design, Illustration, TV UI Design, Digital Illustration, Motion Design, Product Design, Design Thinking, Interaction Design (IxD), Prototyping, Art Direction, UIKit, Logo Design, Rebranding, Desktop Web Design, Responsive UI, Style Guides, Typography, Graphic Design, Human-centered Design (HCD), Design Leadership, User Personas, User Journey Maps, Sitemaps, Mobile App Design

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