2016 / NEW YORK

PRODUCT DESIGN

PORTFOLIO OF

ADEM ONALAN

ABOUT

ADEM ÖNALAN

email:

ademonalan[at]gmail.com

I’m a product designer who loves the intersections in design, like the intersection of design thinking and making, and the intersection of physical and digital. I've recently investigated a Master Thesis on the elasticity and subjectivity of time at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

I was born and raised in Istanbul, the city where East meets West and this environment has played an important role in my identity as a designer. My works have been awarded by several international and national design authorities and I have contributed to international design fairs and exhibitions such as Tokyo Designers Week and Turkey Innovation Week. In 2013, I was nominated for the Student of Asia Award by the Design Association of Japan.

"When you are trying to do something different, there is going to be that gut moment; Is this right? Is this not right? If you are not having doubt, you're not pushing the boundaries far enough."

 

Tony Fadell

EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts, New York/USA

MFA in Products of Design, 2014-2016

 

Middle East Technical University, Ankara/Turkey

BSC Industrial Design, Graduated with honors, June 2013

3rd rank student 3.48 cgpa (all courses)

1st rank student ( design studios / all semesters)

 

Hüseyin Avni Sözen Anatolian High School, Istanbul/Turkey

Graduated with honors, June 2008

AWARDS

Core77 Design Awards, 2016

Student Notable, Furniture & Lighting (Project: Ounce)

 

Core77 Design Awards, 2015

Student Notable, Interaction Design (Project: Ditto)

 

Core77 Design Awards, 2015

Student Notable, Social Impact (Project: Spinute)

 

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, 2014

Full Scholarship Recepient for Graduate School

 

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2014, Turkey

Professional-First Prize

 

TUBITAK Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, Turkey

First Prize

TUBITAK : The Scientific and Technological Research

Council of Turkey

 

Asia Awards: The Student of Asia 2013, Japan

Nominated

 

Red dot award: concept 2013, Singapore

Winner

 

International Design Excellence Awards  2013, USA

Student-Finalist

 

A' Design Award Winner 2013, Italy

Silver

 

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2013, Turkey

Student-First Prize

 

iF Concept Design Award 2012, Germany

Winner

SKILLS

Computer Skills

Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Muse, Premiere Pro, After Effects), Rhinoceros, Vray, Keyshot

 

Technical Skills

Drawing skills, ceramics and model making skills

 

Language skills

Turkish (native), English

 

In Progress

HTML, CSS, Arduino

 

EXPERIENCE

Pensa,New York/USA

12-week Industrial Design Internship, June-August 2015

 / Ideated, developed concepts, modelled in CAD and built prototypes within an industrial design team on 5 client projects at various stages, from problem definition to final presentation work.

 / Created and presented high-fidelity concepts, and participated and contributed client meetings.

 

Farm-design, Ankara/Turkey

4-week Industrial Design Internship, September 2012

 / Ideated, sketched and made models for a dorm furniture project.

 

Metaphys and Hers Design Laboratory,  Osaka/Japan

8-week Industrial Design Internship, June-August 2012

 / Ideated, sketched and developed physical models for both local and global clients.

 / Conducted an individual social design project and developed concepts to address local problems in Turkey.

 

Akcan Plastic, Kocaeli/Turkey

4-weeks Manufacturing Internship, June-August 2011

 / Developed expertise in injection molding by initiating quality control for injection molded plastic products.

EXHIBITONS & PRESS

Washit

Fast Company Magazine, USA, Mar.2013

Wiedza i Zycie Magazine, Polland, Nov. 2012

iF Concept Design Exhibition, Germany, 2012

Turkey Innovation Week, Istanbul, 2012

Tokyo Designers Week, Tokyo, 2013

 

Shahrazad

Radikal Design Journal, May 2013

 

Flora

CNR-Expo Office Fair, Istanbul, 2013

Esenboga Airport, Ankara, 2013

 

Life Box

Tokyo Designers Week, Tokyo, 2013

(invited as exhibitor by the organization)

Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore, 2013-2014

Turkey Innovation Week, Istanbul, 2013

FastCompany.com, 2013

Wired.co.uk, 2013

 

Galata

Turkey Innovation Week, Istanbul, 2013

 

Patterns

FastCoExist.com, 2014

Selfmagazine.com, 2014

 

Ounce

Core77.com, 2016

PSFK.com, 2016

ADEM ÖNALAN

Product Designer

ademonalan@gmail.com

New York / USA

All works © Adem Önalan 2015

Please do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Adem Önalan.

This website is designed and created by Adem Önalan.

AWARDS

Core77 Design Awards, 2016

Student Notable, Furniture & Lighting (Project: Ounce)

 

Core77 Design Awards, 2015

Student Notable, Interaction Design (Project: Ditto)

 

Core77 Design Awards, 2015

Student Notable, Social Impact (Project: Spinute)

 

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, 2014

Full Scholarship Recepient for Graduate School

 

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2014, Turkey

Professional-First Prize

 

TUBITAK Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, Turkey

First Prize

TUBITAK : The Scientific and Technological Research

Council of Turkey

 

Asia Awards: The Student of Asia 2013, Japan

Nominated

 

Red dot award: concept 2013, Singapore

Winner

 

International Design Excellence Awards  2013, USA

Student-Finalist

 

A' Design Award Winner 2013, Italy

Silver

 

IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2013, Turkey

Student-First Prize

 

iF Concept Design Award 2012, Germany

Winner

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