Bridging the East and the West

Born and raised in Turkey, a large peninsula that bridges the continents of Europe and Asia.
Moved to the Bay Area to study design and computers at Stanford.
Based in Oakland, my second favorite city after Istanbul, with a unique personality.

Bridging Software and Design

Software engineer turned designer, writing and speaking about Thinking Like a Developer.
Built at Twitter, Periscope, and Autodesk, from ideation, UI/UX design, prototyping to implementation.
Most recently lead design and research at Humble Dot, a collaboration tool for distributed teams.

Bridging Mindfulness and Technology

Loves to work on mindful, ethical, and humane projects.
Advising seed-stage startups on mindful growth and design strategy.
Trauma-informed yoga teacher and meditation practitioner.


Who are you?

If you ended up here, chances are you relate to me at some level.
Love to hear who you are, what brought you here, and how I can help you.