Kaan was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He began his undergraduate education as a visual communication design major. After three years of design education, he shifted to computer science and engineering program, from which he graduated in 2011.

During and after his undergrad, he worked in web design and development projects as a freelancer. After college, Kaan worked as a junior graphic and web designer in Link Multimedia, senior visual designer In Serotonin Wellness Center and senior UI UX designer in, consecutively. He focused on visual, web and UI UX design during these three years.

In 2015, Kaan graduated from Web Design & New Media Program at Academy of Art University. Since then he is working as a freelance web and mobile designer, based in San Francisco.

The biggest challenge of Kaan, and perhaps his source of ambition and perfectionism, is his visual impairment. A congenital retina cancer, which resulted in the loss of one eye and left him with 20% of vision on the other one. This challenge taught him to always have a different point of view in challenging situations, and never to give up working for the better, equal and inclusive design solutions.



  • UI/UX/IX Design
  • Visual Design
  • Motion Design
  • Frontend Development

Computer Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Indesign
  • Adobe XD
  • Sketch
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Wordpress
  • Bootstrap
  • C++
  • Ruby
  • Processing
  • Arduino

Linguistic Skills

  • English / Advanced
  • Turkish / Native Speaker


  • MFA

    Academy of Art University, San Francisco

    Web Design & New Media

    2013 - 2015

  • BSc

    Sabanci University, Istanbul

    Computer Science & Engineering

    2006 - 2011

  • BA

    Sabanci University, Istanbul

    Visual Communication Design

    2007 - 2009 [Changed Major]


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