Bio.

Istanbul-born Merve is an eco-social and product designer based in Bozen-Bolzano. After studying Industrial Product Design at the Marmara University of Fine Arts in Istanbul, she started to work as a freelance product designer with various interdisciplinary design studios in Istanbul; then she moved to Bolzano where she completed her MA in Eco-Social Design at the Free University of Bolzano with her thesis research project Glocal Worm-ing.

Work Experience.

Current

  • Freelance – Eco-Social Designer and Product Designer based in Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
  • blufink – Graphic Designer and Social Media Manager based in Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
  • Ayse Erkmen – (Freelancer) – Product Designer

Past

  • Ypsilon Tasarim – Freelance Industrial Product Designer, 2018-2020.
  • tasarlayanlar.comOnline Design Magazine, Content Manager-Writer
  • Sema Topaloglu StudioFull Time – Industrial Product Designer, 6 months, Istanbul
  • PerformistanbulProject-Based – Graphic Design & Performing Arts Photography, 1 year, 2017-2018, Istanbul
  • Arçelik A.Ş.“Cycles” Upcycling Design Project for Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair 2016, 2 months, Istanbul
  • Tepta LightingIntern-Industrial Product Designer, July-August 2016, Istanbul
  • Ozer+Tulgan Arch./Design – Intern – Industrial Product Designer, July-August 2015, Istanbul
  • UrastudioIntern – Industrial Product Designer, July 2014, Istanbul

Education.

  • Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – dustrMA Eco-Social Design, 110 with cum laude, 2019-2022, Bolzano, Italy
  • Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts – Industrial Product Design, 2012-2016, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Rome University of Fine Arts – Interior and Product Design, 2014-2015, Rome, Italy
  • F.M.V. Ayazaga Isik High School – 2008-2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Alternative Education.

  • Mahir Guven Atelier – 2011-2012, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Atolyemart Atelier – 2010-2011, Istanbul, Turkey

Exhibitions.

  • Mamut Art Project 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Experience day by Roland, Atolyeist 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Galata Greek School, Base Istanbul 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey

Languages.

  • Turkish – Mother Language
  • English – Advanced – C1
  • Italian – Upper Intermediate – B2
  • German – Beginner
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