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Hello

My name is Semih, and I'm a digital designer from the Netherlands. I am currently at IKEA working in the design system team as a Senior Design System Designer.

Over the years, I've transitioned from being a generalist as a product designer to being a specialist as a design system designer. By designing accessible design systems, I help product designers create inclusive and WCAG compliant experiences.

In my spare time, I write about design and help other designers improve their skills by sharing UI & UX related insights. Besides that, I enjoy some deep sci-fi movies (Interstellar is my all-time favorite), good music, and some quality time with my family.

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I was born and raised in Rotterdam, one of the most modern cities in Europe, according to many people. And to this day, I still live here and wouldn't even consider leaving.

Experience

IKEA Senior Design System Designer

Responsible for the UI & UX design decision-making and consultancy in maintaining the Orbit Design System.

Part of the Skapa Design System team.

2022 – Present

Randstad Design System Designer

Responsible for the UI & UX design decision-making and consultancy in maintaining the Orbit Design System.

2021 – 2022

Unc Inc Product Designer

Together with UX researchers, data analysts, developers, and product owners I made digital products for mission-driven brands.

2019 – 2021

Unc Inc Digital Designer

By working closely with UX designers and developers, I helped to realize digital products for corporates, startups, non-profits, and more.

2016 – 2019

Nieuw Creatief Peil Digital Designer

As an intern, starting at this design agency was a great opportunity to improve my skills in terms of designing interfaces.

2014 – 2015

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