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Umit Kitapcigil

Umit Kitapcigil

Designer
Istanbul, Turkey
Member since July 17, 2018
Umit is a designer and a developer with more than a decade of hands-on, varied experience including prototyping, identity creation, branding, and strategy. He's worked with a number of clients including Nooka, Turkcell, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Ansel Elgort, Venus Williams, and f*ckjerry.
Umit is now available for hire
Portfolio
  • Cotton Citizen
  • White Shark
  • Eleven
  • Meaning
  • Grams Manager
  • Bashla
Employment
  • 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: Sketch, InVision, Swift, Ruby, React, Photoshop, After Effects
  • 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: Sketch, Swift
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication Design
    2005 - 2010
    Istanbul Bilgi University - Istanbul, Turkey
Experience
  • User Interface (UI)15 years
  • JavaScript14 years
  • Ruby11 years
  • Prototyping10 years
  • User Experience (UX)10 years
  • eCommerce Design10 years
  • Unity3D6 years
  • Sketch5 years
Tools
  • Sketch
Istanbul, Turkey
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