Assist.Prof. (PhD) Mine Ovacık
Faculty of Art & Design / Dept. of Industrial Design
Short CVShe went to USA for postgraduate education with YOK scholarship (1993). She started to her professional life in industrial design as an intern in Design and R&D department of Eastman Kodak Company and later on worked as a researcher-designer in the project named as “Intercultural Design” in Rochester (NY) (1994-1996). During her PhD, she worked as research assistant in the Department of Industrial Design at Mimar Sinan University, In Istanbul. Meantime, she established a design office within the Cadro Company and worked on interior, furniture, stand, and lighting design projects (1997–2002). After she completed her PhD study, she gave courses in architecture and jewelry design departments. Then, she worked as a Vice Dean and head of the Department of Industrial Design in the Faculty of Architecture at Mersin University. She focused on “agriculture and industrial design” for her research and completed a number of university-industry collaboration projects in Mersin (2002-2007). She designed and applied caterpillar, İznik chine, patten, lighting and jewelry designs. Her works have been exhibited in Turkey and abroad. Design of the cabin interior, ‘Beko Loader 885’, (2002) and the caterpillar, ‘Beko Loader 880’, (2002) that she designed for Cukurova Holding, Çumitaş, are the mass-produced and exported designs (2007). She worked as a full-time academic staff in the Department of Industrial Design at Izmir University of Economics, in Izmir, (2007-2011). She received a post-doctorate scholarship from Turkish Cultural Foundation in 2010 and conducted a research and design projects on pattens. She worked as a freelance designer and researcher in 2011-2012. Since 2012, she has been the Head of the Department of Industrial Design in the Faculty of Art and Design at Yasar University. She continues her research and design studies on local culture and objects, traditional wooden toys, pattens, user-centered design and ecological design.
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