I am Aycan Elijah Yilmaz.
In short, Ay.
WHAT I DO
I’m a multidisciplinary designer, self-described visual & UI hybrid and junior art director based in Malmö, Sweden. I'm passionate about creating brands and digital products that are visually strong and user-friendly. I have experience working as Visual Designer, UI Designer and Art Director working alongside UX Designers in various studios and projects.
For over 7 years, I’ve worked in projects that reflect my creativity, attention to detail and appeal for good design and user experience. I help my clients to define their brand strategy and set the straight goals for their project. Together, we bring the whole idea to life from first concepts and research through design.
I add value to your brand & product.
HOW DID I GET HERE
I was born in the busy streets of historical half-island of Istanbul. Shortly after gaining my bachelor in graphic arts, I've come to realise that I'm not ready to settle. After living in different capitals in Europe, I ended up in Scandinavian scene in 2012 through some random events and nested in Malmö. I believe change is good for the soul and seeing new places and meeting new people inspires me.
I have an academic background in arts and design and I've been awarded with an honour degree. I come from an english-speaking international family and lived & worked in various countries, which enables me to fit in new working collectives well.
I have been growing my beard for 3 years.
I have an eye for innovation & strive to create beautiful & simple solutions. I thrive in a creative environment & enjoy working with like minded individuals. With a BFA in graphic design I aspire to experience as much as I can as well as continue to grow & evolve.
I love speculative science fiction & cosmos,
and do concept/personal projects around the topic.
- Branding & Identity
- Creative Conceptualization
- User Interaction & Experience Design
- Responsive Web Design
- Interface Design
- Package Design
- Print Design and Editorial
- Catalogue Design and Covers
- Event Posters, Flyers, Leaflets