What was your first job?
My first job was as a specialist in editing and graphic design for a television show. In this show, my focus was on doing many things together and discovering how the separate parts can create a unity and what kind of a product will be produced. I was involved in everything from video shooting to editing, from graphic design to the identity of the program. This was a great experience for me to understand visuality and my first opportunity to meet with the audience.
What have you seen recently that has fueled your creativity?
I follow Metaverse, VR and AR technologies very closely. I believe that leading companies like Meta and Apple will change the world of digital technology, design and creativity. Pioneering experiences in the field will always be remarkable. Understanding what spatial computing and the emerging market has to offer and being a few steps ahead excites me fuels my creativity also.
What was a milestone project for you?
In 2015, the promotion I prepared for the UEFA Champions League was a big milestone for me. It was really important that this promotion was popular in Turkey and broadcast on many TV channels, that it attracted the attention of the UEFA headquarters team and that they appreciated me by showing this promotion at their general annual meeting. My combination of graphic design and real elements and my ability to transfer this very well opened the way for new projects. This is one of the biggest reasons why I am moving forward with the digital world. To watch: https://vimeo.com/150669322
Where do you see your field of work in five years?
I have been involved in the evolution of the television and media sectors into digital. The digital transformation part is not yet complete, but as someone who has witnessed both of these processes, I think that the ‘digital experience’ will be the internet of the future, no matter what you call metaverse or web3 or VR. I believe that five years from now, this process will be even more on track and will be an indispensable part of our lives after 2030. We don’t know what the coming years will show us, but witnessing this process is simply magnificent!