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About Onur Cobanli : Designer and economist, Onur Mustak Cobanli co-founded and became the administrator of the OMC Design Studios in early 2009. Cobanli focused his research studies on the correlation of design and economics, and decided to further explore the subject of value of design in terms of economics and society. Cobanli has created over thousand different design concepts during his managerial position at the OMC Design Studios. His work has been featured in numerous publications and he has also won several design awards.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Form follows utility.

ORGANIZATION:
OMC Design Studios

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Economist Finance, banking, insurance

EDUCATION:
• Ph.D. in Design, Faculty of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2013.
• M.S. in Furniture Design, Faculty of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2009.
• B.S. in Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration,
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, (with honors), 2006.
• High School Eskişehir Anadolu Lisesi, Eskişehir, Turkey (with honors), 2002.

EXPERIENCE:
• Professor : 2015 - 2016, Bologna University, Bologna (Italy), Design Del Prodotto Industriale - Industrial Design Course
• Research Fellow : 2014 - 2018, Advanced Design Department, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy).
• Teaching Assistant : Laboratorio di Metaprogetto 2013-2014, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy), Assisted Laboratorio di Metaprogetto class as Teaching Assistant.
• Teaching Assistant : Laboratorio Sviluppo Prodotto 2012-2013, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy), Assisted Laboratorio di Metaprogetto class as Teaching Assistant.
• Teaching Assistant : Laboratorio di Metaprogetto 2011-2012, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy), Assisted Laboratorio di Metaprogetto class as Teaching Assistant.
• Teaching Assistant : Laboratorio di Laboratorio Sviluppo Prodotto 2010-2011, Politecnico di Milano, Milan (Italy), Assisted Laboratorio di Metaprogetto class as Teaching Assistant.
• Designer interm, Tokyo University of the Arts, Summer 2008.
Worked with Prof. Seichi Onobori on creating neo-traditional Japan inspired designs.
• Designer interm, xO-Design, Summer 2007.
Developed new products, recommended on engineering and provided design solutions.
• Business designer, OMC² Design Studios, 2006-Present.
Designs business, corporate communication schemas and advertisements models.
• Graphics designer, OMC² Design Studios, 2003-Present.
Worked in projects such as creating web pages, designing product packages or logos.
• Substitute web specialist, Bilkent University, Summer 2005.
Updated Bilkent University web site and worked on the future design of the site.
• Graphics designer intern, Turkuaz Media Press, Eskişehir, Turkey, 2001.
Designed page layouts, logos, booklets, business cards.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
• Design Spirit Istanbul, 40 Designs, 40 Young Designers under 40, In collobration with Dream Design Factory (DDF) and Union of Industrial Designers of Turkey (ETMK), 2 April - 7 May, Istanbul.

EVENTS:
• Conference Speaker: Jingdezhen Ceramic Fair Conference, "Study of ceramic furniture, focusing on modernization of classical Chinese ceramics through collaborative innovation". Jingdezhen, China, 18-22 October, 2010.
• Conference Speaker: Product Design Days'12, "Marketing and branding product designs – the Italian way.",Chennai, India, 22-23 November, 2012.

AWARDS:
• Middle-Anatolia Wood Products and Producers Association, Jury Grand Award in Bathroom Furniture Design Category, National Design for Export Competition 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
• Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), Rotary International.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
• Homeart, April 2009, Istanbul
• Maison Française, April 2009, Istanbul
• New York Spaces Magazine, May 2009, New York
• Mercedes Magazine, Summer 2009, Istanbul
• Trendsetter Magazine, May 2009, Istanbul
• Turkish Building and Decoration Magazine, April-May 2009, Moscow
• The Designer Magazine, June 2009, London
• Deco Time, August & September 2009, Antalya
• AD, September 2009, Moscow
• Frame Magazine, September 2009, Istanbul
• TASARIM Magazine, September 2009, Istanbul
• South China Morning Post, 2 October 2009, HongKong
• HomeArt, November 2009, Istanbul
• House Beautiful, November 2009, Istanbul
• Maison Française, November 2009, Istanbul
• Forbes Life Magazine, December 2009, Istanbul
• Menzo Sports Magazine, January 2010, Brussels
• Evdeyiz Magazine, February - March - April 2010, Istanbul
• Arapgir Postası, 12 March 2010, Arapgir
• Bakış Gazetesi, 12 March 2010, Malatya
• Ming Pao Weekly, 13th May 2010, Hong Kong
• Radikal Gazetesi, Tasarım Eki, 4 April 2010, Istanbul
• Capital Optima Magazine, April 2010, Brussels
• AD - Architectural Digest, April 2010, Milan
• Banyo + Mutfak Magazine, April - May 2010, Istanbul
• Arredamento Mimarlik, May 2010, Istanbul
• Antik & Auktion Magazine, May 2010, Helsingborg
• Ryan Air Magazine, 16 May - 15 June 2010, United Kingdom
• Dergi Bilkent, 1st Half 2010, Ankara
• Brain Power Magazine, July 2010, China
• Default Magazine, June 2010, Istanbul
• Architect and Interiors India, July 2010, Mumbai

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
• Generative Design using Design DNA, p.60, Generative Art, Proceedings of GA2009 XII Generative Art Conference, edited by Celestina Soddu, Domus Argenia Publisher, Italy, 2009. ISBN 978-88-966-1000-8.
• Design DNA Approach for Defining "Styles". Proceedings of INTED 2010 session of Pedagogical & Didactical Innovations. Learning and Teaching Methodologies, published and edited by L. Gomez, D. Marti, I. Candel et al., Spain, 2010. Proceedings ISBN 978-84-613-5538-9 & Abstracts 978-84-613-5536-5
• Evolution of Design Competitions: A Scientific Study on the State-of-Art of Design Competitions, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, edited by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, Cabell Publishing Inc, USA, 2011, ISSN: 1833-1874.
• Design Competitions: Focus on Ceramics Industry : Opportunities to foster Innovation in Ceramic Industry. SERES’11 II. International Ceramic, Glass, Porcelain Enamel, Glaze and Pigment Congress.
• Integrating End-Users to the Design Process Through Design Competitions, DPPI '11 Proceedings of the 2011 Conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces Article No. 59 .
• Humanities Centered Innovation through International Design Competitions : originalresearch on utilizing the diversity of designers for culture oriented result driven design competitions. 4th International Forum of Design as a process, scientific thematic meeting of the Latin Network for the development of design process, Proceedings, v.1 ed. Sebastiana Lana, Rita Engler, Regina Alvares Dias. 2012.
• The Milano Design Week: Events, operators, business models : IFKAD, International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics Conference, Bari 10-12 June. 2015.
• Design and Social Innovation for the development of Human Smart Cities, Nordes Conference, ISSN 1604-9705, Stockholm 8-12 June. 2015.
• Service Design in Public Sector: Boosting innovation through design, Service Design Geographies. Proceedings of the ServDes.2016 Conference, Issue 125 Art 36 Pages 448-457, inköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings Universitet
From Social Design to Design for Social Innovation, The Social Innovation Landscape, Global Trends, Social Innovation Atlas, Pages 66-69, 2015
• Introducing Design Thinking in Social Innovation and in the Public Sector, European Public and Social Innovation Review, Vol 2 (1), 2017, ISSN 2529-9824.

BOOKS:
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs Product Designs 2016 - 2017. ISBN: 978-88-97977-46-9 (508 pages), Designer Press, 2016. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs Communication Design 2016 - 2017, ISBN: 978-88-97977-48-3 (390 pages), Designer Press, 2016. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs Spatial Design 2016 - 2017, ISBN: 978-88-97977-44-5 (423 pages), Designer Press, 2016. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs Interior Design 2016 - 2017, ISBN: 978-88-97977-19-3 (564 pages), Designer Press, 2016. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs Product Design 2015 - 2016, ISBN: 978-88-97977-11-7 (430 pages), Designer Press, 2015. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs Spatial Design 2015 - 2016, ISBN: 978-88-97977-16-2 (541 pages), Designer Press, 2015. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs Communication Design 2015 - 2016, Vol 16-C (). ISBN: 978-88-97977-17-9 (254 pages), Designer Press, 2015. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Spatial Designs 2014 - 2015, ISBN 978-88-97977-10-0, Designer Press, 2014. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Product Designs 2014 - 2015, ISBN 978-88-97977-32-9, Designer Press, 2014. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Communication Designs 2014 - 2015, ISBN 978-88-97977-12-8, Designer Press, 2014. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Spatial Designs 2013 - 2014, ISBN 978-88-97977-07-0, Designer Press, 2014. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Product Designs 2013 - 2014, ISBN 978-88-97977-32-2, Designer Press, 2014. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Communication Designs 2013 - 2014, ISBN 978-88-97977-12-4, Designer Press, 2014. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs 2012 - 2013, ISBN 978-88-97977-08-7, Designer Press, 2013. Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: A' Design Award, Winner Designs 2011 - 2012, ISBN 978-88-97977-03-2, Designer Press, 2012.Editor: Onur Mustak Cobanli, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book: I Design Awards Yearbook 2012, ISBN 978-88-97977-06-3, Designer Press, 2012. Editors: Onur Mustak Cobanli & Swapna Chakraborthy, DesignerPress, Milan / Italy.
• Book (Chapter/Partial): LIGHT WORKS – EXPERIMENTAL LIGHT 2011,ISBN 978-88-38761191 Editor: Francesco Murano, Con saggi di Jacqueline Ceresoli, Gabriella D’Argenio e Onur Mustak Cobanli Edizioni Maggioli 2012 Milan / Italy.
• Book (Sections/Partial): "RED, ROSSO, ROJO, Tectum", 2009, ISBN 978-88-7906-767-6 (Pages: 68-69,74-75,72-73), Tectum Publishers, Editor: Franco Busti, Antwerp / Belgium.

ACCOLADES:
• Professional Chess Player Certificate, National Youth Chess League, Turkey.
• Letter of Appreciation, Bilkent University (For organizations held by Classical Dances Club.)

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Turkish, Italian, English, Japanese

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Graphics/Modelling/Web Design Programs: Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Freehand, Adobe Photoshop, Ulead Gif Animator, Ulead Photo Impact, QuarkXPress, NewTek Lightwave

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
• Brandmarker, Marketting for Individuals, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey. 2008.
• Design for Mass-Production, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2007.
• Innovative Product Design and Development Conference Series, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. 2006.
• International Ceramics Symposium, Tacoma College, Seattle, United States. 2005.
• International Ceramics Symposium, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey. 2004.

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
• XII Generative Art Conference, 16-19 December 2009, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.
• Ilkka Suppanen, Workshop 27-28 April 2010, Triennale, Milan, Italy.
• Kazuyo Komoda, Workshop 19-20 May 2010, Triennale, Milan, Italy.
• Matali Crasset, Workshop 19-20 July 2010, Triennale, Milan, Italy.
• Giulio Lacchetti, Workshop 5-6 October 2010, Triennale, Milan, Italy.
• Paola Ulian, Workshop 10-11 November 2010, Triennale, Milan, Italy.
• Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, Design Conference, Milan, Italy. 2011.
• Design Principles and Practices, Design Conference, Rome, Italy. 2012.
• Brandmarker, Marketing for Individuals, Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, Turkey. 2008.
• Design for Mass-Production, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2007.
• Innovative Product Design and Development Conference Series, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. 2006.
• International Ceramics Symposium, Tacoma College, Seattle, United States. 2005.
• International Ceramics Symposium, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey. 2004.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
• ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale), Member, 2009 - present.
• ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design), Corporate Member, 2011 - present.
• ICOGRADA (International Council of Communication Design), Corporate Member, 2012 - present.
• IFI (International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers), Corporate Member, 2013 - present.

HOBBIES:
Design, Ceramics, Tango Dancing, Movies, Anime.

WEB SITE:
http://www.omcomc.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.omcdesign.com

RSS URL:
http://www.onurcobanli.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2010-01-10 07:25:31

COUNTRY:
Italy

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Enterprise

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