Selin Sargut, Designer in Istanbul, Turkey
Selin Sargut

Designer in Istanbul, Turkey

Member since February 22, 2021
Selin has extensive experience in UX/UI design, prototyping, idea implementation, and validating product features via design-thinking methods. She's worked with clients—in various sectors of fintech, retail, telco, and Salesforce—to grow their businesses with a human-centered approach at the intersection of strategy, creativity, and tech. Besides designing products, Selin loves to create brand experiences as part of a business strategy and shape how your brand looks, feels, and speaks to people.
Selin is now available for hire

Portfolio

Digital Design

Employment

  • User Experience Design Lead

    2019 - PRESENT
    IBM iX
    • Worked with one of the world's largest beverage company and redesign the order management system on Salesforce; I conducted user research to understand user needs and created solutions both for mobile and tablet to engage dealers and sellers.
    • Created UX design guidelines and a design system combining a library of design assets, patterns, and business rules for a bank to make it easier for my client's team to create products and digital experiences by using the guidelines.
    • Conducted both user research to understand the real pain points and market research to understand best practices globally in a service design project for a client in the retail sector.
    • Designed an innovative shopping experience that combines both physical and digital touchpoints, an ecosystem that mobile commerce supported by disruptive digital services in the store, and I did hands-on UX production for various platforms.
    • Aligned with the agile development teams in a bank and assist in the technical discussions to achieve our desired design outcome: up-and-running applications.
    • Collaborated with the clients and various teams to deliver real business value, define and communicate the product vision, and ensure that the design specifications were implemented.
    Technologies: Apple Keynote, Salesforce, Adobe CC, MURAL, InVision, Sketch
  • Senior UX Designer

    2017 - 2019
    IBM iX
    • Worked with an award-winning telecommunication service provider in the UAE—combining their business objectives with customer insights and creating customer journeys, flows, wireframes, and high-fidelity prototypes both for the web and mobile.
    • Gained expertise in the fast-growing fintech industry and worked to shape a flawless experience of digital payment services such as money transfer, utility bill payments, and acceptance at the point-of-sale.
    • Took full ownership of the UX design, oversaw the delivery, and created the IA and user flows with the visual designers and developers to make it real.
    • Conducted user testing along with the team and validated the experience journey end-to-end.
    • Designed a cloud-based data storage solution and created a vision for the digital experience of the product and held in-depth persona studies, information architecture, and benchmarking.
    • Designed and delivered for five different platforms—blending the business strategy, design, and technology and focusing on designing products and services.
    • Co-created with our customers to create lean design solutions, MVP, and better experiences through design thinking, research, and data insights.
    Technologies: Adobe CC, InVision, Sketch

Education

  • Master's Degree in Brand Strategy
    2015 - 2016
    Sabanci University - Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Design
    2009 - 2014
    Sabanci University - Istanbul, Turkey

Certifications

  • Certificate in User Experience Design
    OCTOBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Nielsen Norman Group
  • Scrum Master Certified
    JULY 2020 - JULY 2021
    Scrum, Inc.
  • IBM Banking Industry
    MARCH 2019 - PRESENT
    IBM
  • IBM Agile Explorer
    OCTOBER 2018 - PRESENT
    IBM
  • IBM Design Thinking
    SEPTEMBER 2018 - PRESENT
    IBM
  • UX Heuristics
    FEBRUARY 2016 - PRESENT
    Intel

Experience

Location

Istanbul, Turkey

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