Call me Hakan

Name: Hakan Ertan
Living in: Brooklyn, New York
Languages: English, Turkish
Profession: Product Designer

The unique design that Hakan created is both attractive and highly adaptable. I appreciate Hakan’s attention to detail, and I am equally pleased with how creatively he completed the web project. Thank you for doing such a great job designing eZ's marketing website.
Senior Product Manager, eZ Systems

Competencies and skills


Product Design
Visual Design
UX/UI Design
Design Systems
information Architecture
User Research
Interactive Prototyping
Motion Design
Online/Offline Collaterals
Art Direction



iOS & Mobile Apps
Web Applications
CMS Technology
In-store Retail technology


Soft Skills

Creative Strategy
Project Management
Video editing
Entrepreneurial Background

My journey into design began when I was just twelve years old. My architect brother invited me to his office during the summers for Photoshop jobs. At that age, I had no idea what Photoshop was, but the experience opened my eyes to the world of design, art, and technology. After graduating from Graphic Design school, I decided to pursue my passion for design as a profession.

Although the advertising industry wasn’t my first choice, I learned a lot from the experience. I had the privilege of working with some of the most prestigious global network agencies, including BBDO, TBWA, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Grey Group. Collaborating with talented Creative Directors and Strategists taught me a lot about design strategy, marketing, art direction, public relations, and running 360-degree campaigns.

I love a good challenge, and I am always looking for ways to improve myself and my work. That’s why I decided to make a change and take UX/UI Design classes. I even moved from Istanbul to New York to further develop my skills. As a freelance designer in New York, I received a job offer from a CMS software company in 2015, which I happily accepted. Over the next five years, I worked closely with product and marketing teams in New York and Europe, gaining a 360-degree understanding of creating products and solving complex problems.

My work in New York earned me recognition as a grand prize judge for the Adobe Creative Jam UX Design Award, and some of my illustrations were published in Drawn Book – Leaders in Contemporary Illustration and Bézier Book – The Best Vector Artist WorldWide. I am passionate about design, creativity, technology, and life, and I believe in continuous improvement. I look forward to new challenges and opportunities to grow as a designer.

Hakan is one of the most creative people I have had the pleasure to work with. He approaches projects with a great attitude and an eye for the unique. I have worked with Hakan to develop design and graphics for ebooks, case studies and blog posts while at Ibexa. We also worked together on the production of video content and I was very impressed with his sense of direction and visual identity.
Henry Kogan
Creative Leadership