Dara Kilicoglu

Dara Kilicoglu

Mostly product design in Copenhagen, He/Him

About

With a diverse background spanning leadership roles in design, product development, engineering, and consultancy, I collaborate with startups and clients to deliver innovative, user-centric design solutions.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Copenhagen

Currently a Product Designer at Office for Experience Design (OFXD), a dynamic design consultancy firm, I work on a range of innovative projects spanning diverse domains, from musical instrument interfaces to fam-tech applications.

2019 — 2022
Copenhagen

Lead Product Designer for the leading sports AI company. Designed and prototyped digital products, initiated and managed Pace, Veo’s design system. Lead, mentored, coached other product designers.

2016 — 2018
Copenhagen

Defined interaction models, user flows, and UI specifications. Communicated scenarios, end-to-end experiences, interaction models, and screen designs to stakeholders. Collaborated with other UX architects and UI designers to incorporate Tradeshift's visual identity into app features.

2015 — 2016

Worked as a UI/UX Designer on a preschool kids’ tablet interface. Engaged in usability research with a team of pedagogues, engineers, illustrators, and dozens of children. Designed, prototyped, and tested the user experience for use in the final kids’ tablets.

2014 — 2016
New York (Remote)

Provided design consultancy for a data visualization and analysis platform. Graph Commons is used by journalists, NGOs, artists, curators, designers, startups, consultants, and art & culture institutions internationally. Collaborated with the team on designing the network mapping interface, social interaction schemes around graph making and publication, as well as the site navigation experience.

2015 — 2015
Copenhagen

Served as a UI/UX Designer and backend developer for a smart bike sharing startup in Copenhagen. Built the iOS and Android mobile app interfaces and developed the Rails backend and interface for the platform admin.

2010 — 2012
Istanbul

Headed the conception and execution of Sense, a top-tier social media tracking application. Oversaw a skilled team of designers and developers in crafting a bespoke social media campaign platform. Orchestrated numerous successful campaigns across Twitter and Facebook platforms. Implemented modern web development technology stacks by reconfiguring the engineering team structure.

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