Burak Yetgin [burakyetgin]
What is your specialty?
Graphic design, interactive design, illustration
Where can we view your portfolio online?
What made you interested in design?
I've always been interested in drawing and I went to art school, then draw draw draw...
What has been your professional career path?
I started of working as a graphic designer from various agencies in İstanbul. And I work at İstanbul Bilgi University Web Department since 2002. I still do some freelance works.
Have you received any awards for your work in the field of design?
What is your motivation? What makes you get up in the mornings?
coffee and some sweet things + sun + sea
How would you define your design style?
powerful, clean, according to the needs of the project
How do you promote and move your work?
I'm seeking impressive jobs.
In which new areas would you like to experiment?
I would like to be more involved in advertising
Shapes, color, concept: where do you usually begin when conceiving a design?
definitely pencil and a paper and little chat about the project
What are your sources for documentation and to generate ideas?
social networks, environment, nature, people, animals are my inspiration
Which festivals or awards in your field do you find most interesting?
None of them.
What is your favourite type of customer?
the customer who said "decision is mine"
To a certain point, is copying justifiable?
copying is unacceptable
List some things you dislike seeing in design.
all clumsy style things
Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
no.. the imported thing is "always regenerate yourself"
With which type of client would you decline in working for?
any client behaved unethically
How do you calculate budgets for a design project?
Which professionals in your field -contemporary or past- do you most admire?
Ron Arad, Neville Brody, Jesse van Dijk, Damian Loeb, Iman Maleki, Paul Roberts, Ralph Heimans...
Which software applications do you most utilize in your work?
adobe creative suite, macromedia freehand
Up to what point do your designs reflect your personality?
personal projects or experimental works are mostly reflect my personality, but usually projects are reflects are customer's requests with my style
How do you distinguish passing fads from mainstays in new trends?
If you weren't a designer, what would you be doing?
At this moment, what would be your dream job or project?
Can you see yourself in this field twenty years from now?
Which design resources online do you frequently visit?
not so much, i just read some design portals like dexigner.com
Istanbul - Turkey