Saygun Erkaraman, Designer in Brooklyn, United States
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Saygun Erkaraman

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Designer

Location
Brooklyn, United States
Toptal 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.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Digital Creative Director (UX/UI)

2014 - PRESENT
Saygun Erkaraman
  • 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: Pencil & Paper, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle, XMind, Sketch, InVision

Digital Creative Director

2011 - 2014
Rafineri
  • 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: Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InVision
2008 - 2009

Master's Degree in Communication Design

Istanbul Kultur University - Istanbul

2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication Design

Istanbul Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey

Tools

InVision, Adobe Creative Suite, XMind, Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, OmniGraffle, Adobe After Effects, Pencil & Paper, Cinema 4D, Silverpop

Platforms

iOS, Android, WordPress

Industry Expertise

Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Health & Wellness, Health, Social Networking

Languages

HTML, CSS

Other

Interaction Design (IxD), Wireframing, Web Design, User Flows, Visual Design, User Experience (UX), Prototyping, User Personas, User Interface (UI), Identity, eCommerce, Digital Creative Direction, Branding, Logo Design, Data Visualization, Apps, Analytics, FMCG, AmCharts, APIs, Responsive, Web Applications, User Research, Startups, Nonprofits, Maps, eCommerce UX, Web UX, User-centered Design (UCD), Content Management Systems (CMS), Storefronts, Nightlife, Booking, RFID, Lean Canvas, Social Networks, Colleges & Universities, Clustering Algorithms

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