👋 Hi, I’m Direnç (sounds like drench)

I’m a creative designer with a broad range of skills and over 15 years of experience in UCD – simply solving real problems while bringing ideas and products to life.

Status: 🟢 Open to contract work

👷🏼‍♂️ Recent experience

UI/UX Consultant @Savills
Contract / Sep 2022 – Nov 2022

I was contracted by Savills for the MySavills project – which I started working on while I was a Sr. Experience Designer at Inviqa. Working among a team of 12 developers, I designed (and changed) various pages and components for the Alpha release.

Lead Designer @Nimbletank
Contract / Jan 2022 – Aug 2022

During that 8 month period, (working closely with stakeholders, UX researchers and developers) I was in charge of the pixel-perfect visual appearance of multiple projects from concept through delivery; maintaining NatWest’s design system, and creating user experiences that can be mapped directly to the business and user requirements which clearly communicate the UX strategy.

Sr. Experience Designer @Inviqa
Full time / Mar 2021 – Jan 2022

I designed accessible, end-to-end experiences for pet owners (VetPartners), daily commuters (c2c Trenitalia), house owners , landlords and tenants (Savills), construction companies (Constructionline – Fortius), and shoppers (Active Brands)

💬 Testimonials

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Paul Vallois
MD at Nimbletank

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Direnç on a number of occasions and look forward to working with him again. He’s a brilliant asset to any product or design team, with a great balance of craft skills and pragmatism, is happy working at pace and is a genuine team player. A rare find!

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Diana Stylianou
Head of Delivery at Nimbletank

I have had the pleasure of working with Direnc several times over the last three years. Direnc is a passionate product designer, that takes great pride in his work. He is a great asset – humble, honest, highly professional, and great to work with. I hope we will get the chance to work together again soon.

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Elizabeth Histed
Sr. Business Analyst at Savills

I worked with Direnç during the design phase of a new Savills project in 2021. Direnç was a dream to work with – his ideas were excellent and original, and his designs were clean and professionally delivered. He worked tremendously quickly, to tight deadlines, and somehow always seemed relaxed! I would not hesitate to work with Direnç again – he’d be an asset to any team.

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Enyidado Owusu
Digital Business Analyst at c2c

I had the pleasure of working with Direnç while he was at Inviqa. He is calm, collected and knows his stuff when it comes to experience design. Great affable personality too! He has a real passion for his job and gives you lots of well thought thorough ideas and options to choose from. I always looked forward to seeing what Direnç had turned our briefs into at the end of their retainer day with us.

✨ Featured work

NatWest - Ecosystem Discovery Project
Client: NatWest
Project: Ecosystem discovery
Delivery: Mobile only
Status: 🟠 TBC
NatWest - Access to Expertise Project
Client: NatWest
Project: Access to Expertise (Beta)
Delivery: Desktop + mobile
Status: 🟢 Live
NatWest - Trade Finance Project
Client: NatWest
Project: Trade Finance experience
Delivery: Desktop only
Status: 🟡 In development
Savills - MySavills platform
Client: Savills
Project: MySavills platform
Delivery: Desktop + mobile
Status: 🟡 In development
Fortius - Constructionline platform
Client: Fortius
Project: Constructionline platform
Delivery: Desktop only
Status: 🟢 Live
c2c (Trenitailia)
Client: c2c (Trenitalia)
Project: Multiple product improvements
Delivery: Desktop + mobile + TVM
Status: 🟢 Live

🤩 Hall of fame

(Some of) the amazing clients and agencies I had the chance to work with/for in the last 15 years:

Natwest logo
BNP Paribas logo
Savills logo
B&Q logo
William Hill logo
Wunderman Thompson logo
BBH logo
Tesco logo
Shell logo
Vodafone logo
Beko logo
Nokia logo

📅 Let’s talk!

Drop me an email or book a slot, and I’ll happily walk you through some of my work and understand how I can help you.