Umit Kitapcigil, Designer in New York, NY, United States
Umit Kitapcigil

Designer in New York, NY, United States

Member since March 4, 2019
Umit is a designer and a developer with more than a decade of hands-on, varied experience, including prototyping, identity creation, branding, and strategy. Umit has worked with many clients, including Nooka, Turkcell, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Ansel Elgort, Venus Williams, and f*ckjerry.
Umit is now available for hire


  • Product Designer

    2016 - 2019
    Intellectual Sweatshop (New York, US)
    • Designed and developed iPhone applications for celebrities social influencers like f*ckjerry, Ansel Elgort, and Venus Williams.
    • Designed and developed eCommerce websites and marketing sites for fashion and beauty companies like Oribe, Cotton Citizen, and Musika Frère.
    • Conducted research and interviews.
    • Built prototypes for web and mobile applications.
    • Created animations, GIFs, and emoji/sticker content for small mobile utility applications.
    • Researched and designed an analytics tool for Instagram.
    Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, React, Ruby, Swift, InVision, Sketch
  • Co-founder

    2008 - 2014
    Workaxe (Istanbul, Turkey)
    • Co-founded the company and oversaw the design department.
    • Led a design team; became familiar with effective team structures.
    • Was hired by major brands such as IDO, Turkcell, Nooka, Bashla, and TEDx for design and development services.
    • Remained in close contact with the clients; often presenting while attending a number of meetings.
    • Designed and developed for small startups and tools for ourselves.
    Technologies: Swift, Sketch


  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communication Design
    2005 - 2010
    Istanbul Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey



New York, NY, United States

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