Hello! I’m Kaan.
I’m a design leader who thrives on cross-functional collaboration. I currently work at Zalando Lounge as a Pillar Lead & Product Design Manager.
With almost two decades of experience in enhancing customer experience (Cx) across diverse industries, including health, travel, publishing, automotive, entertainment, hospitality and fashion, I have developed expertise in recruiting and leading teams across four continents. My core competency lies in building responsive web and native mobile applications and bringing them to life from ideation to launch.
As a transformational design leader with a background as a product owner and a deep understanding of code, I have the ability to guide teams throughout the entire product lifecycle, delivering exceptional customer experiences that drive business value.
Below, you can view some examples of my work.
heycar Mobile Application
Role: Research & Design Lead, Design Sprint Facilitator
Improving the design process to make sure we’re building more user-centric products and features
Role: Lead Designer for The Trips Area
IDEO meets BVG
Distilling insights collected via design thinking research to create statements towards innovation
Role: Design Thinking Researcher & Experience Designer
Human-Centered Idea Validation via Rapid-Prototyping — Case Study: heyChauffeur
Role: Project Lead & Experiment Design Lead
Bite IOS Application
A food delivery platform for small to midsize restaurants.
Role: UX Researcher, UX/UI Designer
Atdaa IOS Application
Foursquare/Google Maps with Noise Reduction.
Role: Head of Product & UX
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform enabling clinics and patients access lab tests & imaging studies on demand.
Role: Product & UX Designer
A conceptual exploration for Siri and IOS Health App combination providing healthy lifestyle habits.
Role: Market Research, Product Designer, UX/UI Designer
Samsung Electronics America
Samsung Universe, Khan Academy Tablet App
Role: UX Designer
Redesigning the user experience and interactions on Kaiser Permanente Hospital group’s website with ~1M visitors per month.
Role: Senior UX Producer
UX Design & Visual Design Instructor
An 8-week UX & Visual Design Fundamentals Course on How to Build a Digital Product
Role: Instructor & Course Producer
Now let’s talk about some other things..
I’ve been DJing since 2017 and find it very inspiring to play music for people because music has the ability to evoke powerful emotions.