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Hola! I am Didem Toprak, a visual designer, researcher Mail: ddmtoprak@gmail.

com
Website: www.didemtoprak.com

and critical thinker based in Istanbul, working on both Telephone: +90 532 163 24 43
Skype: didem.toprak
self directed and commissioned projects since 2012. Tumblr, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter

Education
School Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul Bilgi University Universidad Europea de Madrid
Year 2012-2015 2007-2011 2009-2010
Programme Visual Communication Design Advertising Advertising
Type MFA Bachelor Bachelor

Languages
Turkish (Native) English (Advanced, IELTS Score of 7.0) French (Elementary)

Software Design&Skills
Sketch Illustrator Principle Art Direction Typography Brand Identity
10 / 10 9 / 10 7 / 10 10 / 10 10 / 10 10 / 10
Indesign After Effects Invision UI C.Development Photography
9 / 10 9 / 10 7 / 10 9 / 10 9 / 10 8 / 10
Photoshop Premiere UX Creative Direction Illustration

9 / 10 7 / 10 7 / 10 9 / 10 7 / 10
Prototyping Wireframing
7 / 10 7 / 10
Experience
-99 Design, 2016-2017, UI/UX Designer

○ Designed and conducted user research and interfaces, including the analysis and implementation of the full scale
e-commerce websites for desktop browser and mobile devices
○ Developed and maintained an evolving set of design patterns and style guidelines
○ Built e-commerce websites from concept to completion. Presented design solutions discovered with usability
research to senior executive team
○ Collaborated with senior executive to define and implement innovational solutions for the product direction

Freelance, 2014-Present, Visual Designer

○ Responsible for all design tasks, including interacting with clients and identifying their needs, collecting relevant
information about products/services and their users, and brainstorming and planning design ideas
○ Generated concepts and followed through to production and engaged art direction. Designed everything from print
collateral, signage, apparel, brochures, illustrations, icons, websites for desktop browsers and mobile
○ Formulated and directed fashion shootings and teamed up with with fashion photographers
○ Maintained brand identity for across multiple brands

The Business Year, 2013-2014, Graphic Designer

○ Worked in conjunction with the Director of Design and Editor Team for planning and developing design ideas for
annually published international business magazine
○ Developed numerous concepts for the advertisings and networked with managers of international clients
○ Created page layouts and cover pages for 15 issues
○ Created all kind of materials to assemble content for the magazines such as graphics, infographics, illustrations