COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
Hande is a multidisciplinary designer with a strong background in the film and television industry. She has had the opportunity to work on several notable productions, including a Palme d’Or feature film and a Netflix mini-series, and has served as Art Director for the Istanbul International Film Festival for two years. Hande has also worked as a freelance designer, creating marketing materials for a range of companies. In her creative process, Hande often combines analog and digital techniques to achieve her desired outcomes, and she approaches her personal projects with an intuitive approach inspired by the human condition and fundamental emotions.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I’m inspired by the endless possibilities of visual storytelling and the ways in which it can be used to connect with people on a deeper level. In my personal projects, I often draw inspiration from my own emotions and experiences, as well as those of others, in an effort to create work that is relatable and thought-provoking.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
Experimentation and hands-on work are essential to my design process, allowing me to bring a unique perspective to my projects. My goal is to specialize in publication and typographic design, leveraging the power of print design to communicate ideas and emotions while staying current in the industry.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
I have learned that the design process, from initial research to final touches, is crucial to the success of a project and has greatly impacted my approach to work, emphasizing purpose and intention in every step.