Aziz Firat

Aziz Firat

Design in Japan, He/Him

Work Experience

2017 — Now
2015 — 2017
2010 — 2015
Freelance Designer
The Netherlands

Side Projects


Together with Yavor and Joe, we are building an app and community for book lovers searching for a more minimal and privacy-focused alternative to Goodreads. As the sole designer, I am responsible for developing the brand, product, and overall vision and direction. Oku is available on web, iOS, and Android.


Poolside FM is a super-summer music website with a '90s Mac-inspired interface. I assisted the team with the v2 launch in 2019 by contributing to design details and overall direction. Several websites featured it, including The Verge and TechCrunch.


Foreignrap is a music website that showcases Hip Hop music from around the world inspired by VHS tapes. Thomas and I got the idea for this after we started sharing music on Twitter. In 2017, we worked with Ariel to create v1, which Vice and The Next Web featured. By 2020, Thomas and I met up in Paris for a week and teamed up with Jimmy to design and build v2.


In 2014, I created a fan-made Samsung rebrand which was picked up by news outlets such as The Next Web, Slate, PC Mag, Fast Company, and others.