Özgür Gültekin — Visual Experience Designer

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Meet Özgür Gültekin

Hi, I’m a multidisciplinary designer based in Montreal, crafting digital experiences at the intersection of product and brand.

My approach combines my expertise in visual communication, design thinking methodology, and creative problem-solving based on analysis, data, and feedback.

Throughout my career, I have conceptualized, developed, and transformed digital products across multiple industries; from media and retail to education and gaming.

 
 
 

Cultural Fit

I strongly believe that the best digital experiences come from engaging multiple voices and perspectives. For this reason, I collaborate closely with researchers, engineers, product managers, owners and other stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of every project to meet high standards for usability and design.

As a Canadian with roots in Istanbul, Turkey — I navigate cultural differences gracefully and have a strong sense of empathy for people from all walks of life.

I see diversity —of opinions, expertise, backgrounds, personalities— as strength, and thrive in an environment of inclusive collaboration.

Lean Approach

Developing a strong understanding of the end-user
– Research demographics
– Uncover existing problems/pain points

Ideation & Prototyping
Generate ideas, prioritize potential solutions
– Build mock-ups and prototypes, incorporate feedback

Testing & Iteration
– Monitor implementation, conduct quality assurance reviews
– Eliminate post-implementation problems, modify as needed

 
 

Favourites

Art & Design P. Cézanne, C-F. Daubigny, M. Chagall, C. Pissarro, J. Miró, R. van Rijn, D. Velázquez, J. Müller-Brockmann, W. Crouwel, Bauhaus, Vapourware, Constructivism, Impressionism, Punk ArtLiterature A. Chekhov, J. Fowles, A. de Botton, N. Hornby, N. Chomsky, J.W. von Goethe, A.H. Tanpinar, F.Cicekoglu Cinema The Bridge on the River Kwai, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dr. Strangelove, Young Frankenstein, Masculin Féminin, The Royal Tenenbaums, Annie Hall, Good Bye Lenin!, D. Cronenberg, B. Lugosi, P. Almodóvar, W. Allen, G. Wilder, S. McQueen Television Seinfeld, The Office, Hercule Poirot, Quantum Leap, Peep Show, Lilyhammer Music Bauhaus, Pink Floyd, John Patton, Karl Bastos, Kraftwerk, Dio, Testament, Buck 65, C. Debussy, Synthwave Games Command & Conquer Red Alert, Pizza Tycoon, Prehistorik 2, SWOS 96-97, CM 01/02, FIFA Animated Voltron, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Laff-A-Lympics
 
 
 

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