Hi there. Welcome to my website.

I'm Tuba, a mission-driven Product Designer, and Educator, creating experiences that enhance creativity and learning. In a past life, I was trained and worked as an architect. Working in multifaceted design processes for years strengthened my system thinking skills and aesthetic eye, making me a unique addition to agile teams today. For me, aligning on business and human problems as a team is always prior to solutions. I believe in the power of diversity in the design process and value involving team members with different expertise in the early ideation.




e-mail | tubaozkantuba@gmail.com
phone | (+1) 917 622 72 71


Product Designer |  April 2020 / Present

Product/UX Designer |  April 2019 / April 2020

Lead Product/UX Designer |  August 2018 / April 2019

UX Design Intern | June 2018 / August 2018
Havas NY

Digital Designer | September 2017 / May 2018
The New School, Parsons School of Design

Lead UX Designer | June 2017 / July 2017
NYC Media Lab & Publicis Health (AR Startup Bootcamp)

Designer | August 2013 / July 2016

Architect | January 2013 / August 2013
A4 Architecture

Architect | November 2011 / September 2012    
Emre Arolat Architecture (EAA)


Faculty and Program Coordinator | December 2018 / Present

Adjunct Faculty | September 2018 / Present
Parsons School of Design

Teaching Fellow & Tutor | September 2017 / May 2018
Parsons School of Design

Instructor | August 2013 / January 2017 
Istanbul Technical University (ITU)




The New School, Parsons School of Design
Design and Technology, MFA. 2016- 2018

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)
Architectural Design, M.Sci. 2012-2015 

Mimar Sinan Fine Art University (MSFAU)
Architecture, B.Arch. 2007-2012 

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
Architecture / Student Exchange Program. 2009-2010 


Software | Expertise in Adobe CC, Sketch, Invision, FramerJS, Autocad, Rhino, Sketch Up, Vray, MadMapper
Methods | User Research, User Testing, Storyboarding, Wireframing, Prototyping
Programming | Html, CSS, Javascript, Node.js, P5.js, Processing, Unity (AR, VR), Google Cloud
Physical Computing | Arduino, Sensors, Raspberry Pi 
Fabrication | 3D Printing, Laser Cutting,  Model Making


Turkish - Native
English - Full Professional Proficiency
Spanish - Beginner


I work at the intersection of product, research & strategy, bringing a heavy sense of system thinking to my digital work. Currently based in New York, designing solutions at Codecademy to help learners build consistent learning habits.

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