Miss Ayla Ertürk


Company HfG Offenbach
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Born 18.10.1981 in Darmstadt, Germany

Imagination, aesthetics and the will to create new things, help me to follow my dream of connecting beauty with utility.

I was born in Germany, but am of Turkish-Muslim heritage. Two cultures, two religions, two languages and two nationalities, formed my personal and occupational life. My intention is to create a connection between cultures in terms of design. Design as a communication medium, to present wants and needs of people of different cultures in a comprehensible way.  

2005 I began to study product design at the “Hochschule für Gestaltung“ in Offenbach am Main, Germany. During my first four semesters I gained a basic knowledge of what it means to be and to work as a designer. I broadened my horizon by being interested in and doing a variety of design works.   

2007 the project „Reflecting Waters – Intercultural Design“ by the international design platform IPPO, aroused my interest. Influenced by my culture and driven by the desire for change to happen, I collaborated with my student colleague Svantje Fenz on the project  “Wudu – Ritual Cleansing in Islam. This project was supported greatly by our professors Mrs. Kellner and Mr. Bertsch.

On completion of this project I received a scholarship from DAAD in the form of a student exchange program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Miss Fenz and I also received a first place award of the much respected “Pininfarina – Förderpreis 2008“ in the category industrial design.

Currently I am absolving an exchange semester with my student colleague Lisa Kelso at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial ESDI/UREJ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The project we are working on is “Taxi – sustainable group transport systems, another international IPPO project.



School Design projects:

Packaging Design, Medical Equipment, Furniture, Conceptual Interior Design, Intercultural Design

Design projects and development in collaboration with designers:

Angela Carvalho NCS Design Rio de Janeiro (August 2008 – January 2009)


Education:

Exchange Semester (August 2008 – December 2008)
Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial ESDI/UREJ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach/Main (since October 2005)
Pre-Diploma: Medical Equipment (Summer 2007)

Awards:

Scholarship DAAD Unibral 2008; Exchange Program with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pininfarina Förderpreis 2008 your design for future
1. Place in the category “Industrial Design” with “Wudu – Ritual Cleansing in Islam”

Exhibitions:

Ambiente Frankfurt 2009
Exhibiton of several Projects from HfG Students; “Wudu – Ritual Cleansing in Islam”

IMM Cologne 2009
Exhibition of several Projects from HfG Students; “Wudu – Ritual Cleansing in Islam”

Symposium “Reflecting Waters” (July 2008) in the Allessa Factory, Offenbach/Main
“Wudu – Ritual Cleansing in Islam”

MORGEN Fine Furniture & Fine Arts (February 2008) in MORGEN Gallery, Frankfurt/Main
“Gebäude erzählen Geschichten – Conceptual Interior Design for the Ostpol building in Offenbach am Main”
Project: Launderette & Café 306090°

Software Skills:

Rhino 4D (3D Modeling)
V-Ray (Rendering)
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


Mechanical Skills:

3D Modeling (prototypes)
Silkscreen (printing on textiles and papers)


Languages:

Turkish (native language)
German (native language)
English (fluent in spoken and written)
Portuguese (basic knowledge)


Interests:
Nature oriented & symbolic design, Sustainable Design, Medical Equipments, Interior Design

Goals:
Internship in Istanbul, Turkey; Collaboration with designers from different cultures



Motivation:

„Every culture and religion harbors secret treasure troves in itself, which play an enormous role in peoples lives. As a designer and a human being, I want to see, discover and understand these aspects and allow myself to be influenced by these phenomena in my aesthetic design development. My intentions are to shine a light on prejudices, understanding and respecting other cultures, to build a new future with designers from all across the world.”