Burcu Turkay

Social Innovation Designer & Design Researcher

About me

I am a multi-disciplinary designer and researcher with a passion for social good and sustainability. My interest has always been working on challenging topics and using design methods to make them approachable and open to discussion for/with people involved. I believe good design starts with finding the right questions to understand, challenge and change human behaviour. I worked several years as a designer in various fields from furniture to dementia products, from medical devices to sustainable death. These experiences provided me a solid background in understanding the requirements of different users and how their needs can be best addressed.

In my spare time, you can find me cooking or gardening with my cat beside or having long walks in the countryside if I’m not having a big dinner party with my friends or family.


Curriculum Vitae


Freelance Design Researcher, 2021-present
Lead Product Designer at Relish, London, UK, 2019-2021
Senior Designer at Relish, London, UK, 2016-2019
Founder & designer at Monkey Puzzle Design, UK, 2014-2016
Design Consultant at Tampere University of Technology, Finland, 2013-2014
Freelance Designer, 2006 - 2016
Designer at Designsoda, Istanbul, 2006-2009
Designer at Adnan Serbest Furniture, 2005-2006


MA Degree in Sustainable Design with Distinction, Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London UK, 2015-2016
BSc Degree in Industrial Product Design, Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Design Turkey, 2001-2005
Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design, provided by +Acumen and IDEO.org through NovoEd, 2017
Short Course, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication Laser-cutting and Adobe Illustrator UK, 2014

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Email: burcuceberler@gmail.com
Twitter: burcu_turkay
LinkedIn: burcuturkay