👋 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: booked

UX/UI Consultant @Savills
7-week contract (until Nov 2)

Recent experience (as of Aug ’22)

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.

Client: NatWest
Project: Ecosystem discovery
Delivery: Mobile only
Status: 🟠 TBC
Client: NatWest
Project: Access to Expertise (Beta)
Delivery: Desktop + mobile
Status: 🟢 Live
Client: NatWest
Project: Trade Finance experience
Delivery: Desktop only
Status: 🟡 In development

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!

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.

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

I designed accessible (end-to-end) experiences for:

  • Pet owners to easily find the right vet, book and track appointments for their beloved pets – VetPartners

  • Daily commuters to track train times, service alterations, and rail replacement buses; easily purchase tickets using the TVMs – c2c (Trenitalia)

  • House owners and tenants to sell, let and track their houses/tenancies – Savills

  • Construction companies to find tenders, search for buyers and subcontractors via a subscription based platform – Constructionline (Fortius)

  • Shoppers to earn and track their rewards through a loyalty platform – Active Brands
Client: Savills
Project: MySavills platform
Delivery: Desktop + mobile
Status: 🟡 In development
Client: Fortius
Project: Constructionline platform
Delivery: Desktop only
Status: 🟢 Live
Client: c2c (Trenitalia)
Project: Multiple product improvements
Delivery: Desktop + mobile + TVM
Status: 🟢 Live

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.

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.

🤩 Hall of fame

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

📅 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.