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Saygun Erkaraman

Saygun Erkaraman

Designer
Brooklyn, United States
Member since August 21, 2017
As a New York-based, award-winning product designer and digital creative director, Saygun is focused on interface architecture, user experience, and user interface design. With a passion for user experience, user research, and the latest technologies, he has more than ten years of experience designing user interfaces across various digital mediums for both startups and well-known brands like Coca-Cola, Nike, and Vodafone.
Saygun is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Danone Neocate
  • Linx Sports
  • Needs Map
  • The Coca-Cola Eye
  • EZ Nite
  • Campus Society
Employment
  • Digital Creative Director (UX/UI)
    Saygun Erkaraman
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Served as UX/UI consultant and design expert for Next Jump's Perksatwork, an eCommerce product handling loyalty programs for companies like AT&T, Cisco, JP Morgan, Oracle, and Tesla with merchants like 1800 Flowers, AMC, Best Buy, Expedia, Lenovo, Nordstrom, Priceline, and Walmart.
    • Provided consultancy and award-winning visual design services for Plasenta Conversation Agency to launch 360 campaigns and digital products for exclusive clients like Nike, Coca-Cola, Burn, Unilever, and Vodafone.
    • Delivered high-end, user-centered experience and interface solutions for tech startup MVPs, including iOS/Android applications and web-based responsive platforms/applications for Awesome NYC.
    • Launched strategy/data-driven responsive websites and digital applications with best UX practices for healthcare companies, Pfizer and Danone (Nutricia, Neocate) for Revolution Digital.
    • Provided visual design and art direction for GREY Worldwide Agency and Proximity (Alice BBDO) to deliver user-centered, experience and interface solutions for web-based platforms/applications for Gillette, Pronet (Turkey's leading home security company), and Vitra.
    Technologies: Pen&Paper, InVision, Sketch, Xmind, OmniGraffle, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, PDF Decks, Pitches
  • Digital Creative Director
    Rafineri
    2011 - 2014
    • Led a digital creative team of 14 and launched 360 campaigns, websites, micro-sites, and digital applications.
    • Mentored creatives to deliver on the brief and on-strategy design from ideation to execution.
    • Managed team’s working structure, process, and growth.
    • Contributed to re-establishing Rafineri as an award-winning digital agency.
    • Collaborated with brands like Paypal, Sony, Amnesty International, and GQ Magazine.
    Technologies: InVision, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects
Education
  • Master's degree in Communication Design
    Istanbul Kultur University - Istanbul
    2008 - 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communication Design
    Istanbul Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey
    2003 - 2007
Experience
  • User Interface (UI)12 years
  • Adobe Creative Suite12 years
  • Interaction Design (IxD)10 years
  • User Experience (UX)7 years
  • Sketch6 years
  • User Personas5 years
  • Prototyping5 years
  • eCommerce5 years
Tools
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketch
Brooklyn, United States
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