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Successful and fulfilling design career requires more than pixels on a screen.
It requires confidence, resilience, negotiation, critical thinking and more...
We will be covering the human side of design in these writings.

Here are a few past issues:

→ How being an Introvert makes me a better Designer - Oykun.com Nr. 3
Introvert Designers; Educate your managers, colleagues with what Introvert really means, that you need your space to be creative, that you need your time to think, that you don’t need to change and you are a great value to the team with your introvert qualities.
Stop charging hourly! Start charging for the Value! - Oykun.com Nr. 4
Ask questions to understand the client, business goals, competition, problems, the VALUE and offer your solution based on that, not on your hour.
5+ Benefits of Creative Constraints (Restrictions) in Design - Oykun.com Nr. 6
Constraints are your clues to a good, accessible, consistent design. Use them for your strength and do your best to express your creativity within these lines. There is so much you can use your Creativity to contribute to your clients’ businesses and users’ life.
Design Process is Messy! as it should be - Oykun.com #10
In today’s newsletter, I want to explain one of my tweets about design courses as I received mixed messages about it. Design courses out there are so meticulously structured with all the precise steps & formulations that a Junior’d think this’s how it works in professional environments. Let me tel…

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I've been in this tech world professionally for ~25 years! Damn, time flies!

I started as a full-stack developer and designer. We used to be called Webmasters then : ). Later in my career, I decided to focus primarily on design.  

I worked in any environment you can imagine from 1 man start-ups as a sole designer and developer to the world's largest Tier 1 investment bank as a Senior Vice President of Design, Creative Lead, Design Manager and everything in between.

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