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Alparslan Çarkçı

Freelance Graphic Designer

Sydney, Australia
My name is Alparslan Çarkçı —The D(esigner)andyPup.

Effective performance, personal relationships, understanding your goals and the finest impression of your brand — these are the core values I prioritise.

I help individuals and organisations pinpoint their communicational needs, make more efficient use of their key performance indicators and offer workable solutions. Being a multidisciplinary designer, my greatest strengths revolve in digital design, brand identity, user interface design and print collateral. Over and above, I am a passionate devotee of architecture, interior design, photography and fashion. My continuous intention is to combine my evolving knowledge and experience in these areas to deliver brilliance to my (and yours) audience. My experience in design field involves from small start-up enterprises — but big in heart — to a collection of big name, first-class clients which has given me the ability to think locally and/or globally at the same time and/or separately whenever and wherever needed.

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Work Experience

Salmat Digital

Full-Time Digital Designer

At Salmat Digital, I worked closely with other designers, a design director, user experience professionals, developers, business development managers and account managers to create desirable, relevant and functional websites, EDMs, mobile apps and other digital marketing communication assets for a rapidly expanding collection of big name, first-class clients.

Some of the brands that I worked closely with are:
• Sydney TAFE • Le Creuset • Starlight Children's Foundation • Spirit of Tasmania • David Jones • MYER • Thrifty Car Rental • Pandora Radio • MAERSK Line • Victorian Certificate of Education
October 2013 - September 2014 Sydney, Australia

Splash Agency Fox Studios

Permanent Part-Time Graphic Designer & Art Director

My assistance at Splash Agency on a permanent part-time basis whilst I was continuing my Masters Degree of Design at UNSW included;

• Interpreting the client’s business needs and developing concepts through research,
• Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief,
• Producing new concepts and working on layouts and pages ready for print and/or digital,
• Working as part of a closely knitted team and supporting the Creative Director.

The highlights of my contribution are:
• Maximus (Livestock healthcare) • The Bread & Butter Project (Artisan bakery) • Wilbur's Place (Street eatery)
September 2010 - February 2013 Sydney, Australia

Testo AG

Freelance Graphic Designer

With the art of engineering as a world market leader in the field of stationary and portable measurement technology, Testo provides the ideal measuring instrument for every measurement from anemometer to data monitoring system that is accompanied with best accuracy and user-friendliness.

I assisted Testo AG's Turkey offices on a permanent part-time basis with the preparation of all sorts of printed collaterals, online banners, web brochures and large-scale posters for national and international expos.
September 2009 - October 2013 Istanbul, Turkey

Education

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology (RMIT) - Australia

AutoCAD Certification

February 2015 - February 2015 Melbourne, Australia

University Of New South Wales

Master of Arts (MA), Graphic Design

June 2010 - December 2011 Sydney, Australia

University Of Malmö

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Design and Visual Communications

September 2007 - June 2008 Malmo, Sweden

Bilge Adam IT Academy

Web & Graphic Design Certification

August 2006 - August 2007 Turkey

University Of Bahcesehir

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Advertising

May 2006 - May 2010 Istanbul, Turkey

Languages

Turkish (Native),
English (Fluent),
Italian (Conversational),
German (Beginner),

Awards

International Language Institute

Academic English & Professional Writing "Best Attendance of the Year"

2006

Salmat Digital

Internal Award "Great Attribution & Effort"

2014

Skills

Moodboards, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, Brand Identity, Data Visualisation, Drawing, Facebook Apps, IMovie, Online Advertising, Photography, Printed Collateral , User Experience, User Interface Design, Web Design,

Short-Term Work Experience

ROKT | Freelance Digital Designer
August 2013 - September 2013 | Sydney, Australia

A digital-focused contribution to Rokt, including landing page designs, web and mobile widget mockup and actual designs, website banners and post-transaction user interface designs for well-known brands such as; • Jetblue Airways • Aussie Farmers Direct • Menulog • MotoGP • Melbourne Victory FC • Chatswood Chase Sydney • Darcy Group

Popcorn X | Freelance Graphic Designer
July 2013 - September 2013 | Sydney, Australia

Design of online invitations, point-of-sale posters, brochures, flyers, video production, and presentations on a project-work basis with multiple account managers of well respected brands, such as; • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival • Corona Extra • Schick • Fresh ED • Energizer