“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form,
can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ”
― Oscar Wilde
A Little About Me
Hakan Ertan is an award-winning art director (Cannes Lion, Crystal Apple, New York Festival), who has spent more than a decade at network agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA, GREY and BBDO. I have worked for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Coca-Cola, BMW, Unicef, Frito Lay, and Adidas. I received a BA in Graphic Design from Akademi Istanbul. I’m currently working as a visual designer and is based out of Brooklyn, New York. Please have a look at my portfolio and feel free to contact me if you are interested.
My core values
My main motivation for creating exceptional concepts for everyday problems is coming from my passion for ideas and design. I love ideas and I use them as a tool for solving complex problems creatively. I also believe that a good design is an integral part of a creative idea. I think a good design gives the perfectly balanced taste to a perfect recipe, which is actually the idea itself.
Current Work Role
As a visual designer on the eZ marketing team, I create collaterals for both digital and print including ad campaigns, videos/animations, illustrations, icons, UI/UX design, landing pages, brochures, eBooks and more. I work closely with Chief Product Officer, Global Marketing Director, Marketing Managers, Product Design and Marketing teams. Manage 3rd parties to ensure effective execution.
How I Process