Berk Ilhan Design
Product & Experience Design

About

Biography

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Berk Ilhan is a New York-based Product and Experience Designer. His design work focuses on bringing humanity, delight, and empathy to technology. Berk's designs were recognized by over 15 international design awards including the Red Dot Best of the Best and iF Design Award.

Having worked as the Director of Innovation and Strategy for 10XBeta, Berk designed a number of groundbreaking products for company's global clients such as KLM, PUMA, NRG, as well as health technology startups focused on disruptive innovation such as Inspiren and Myovue. During his years at 10XBeta, Berk also co-created a Design Thinking curriculum for Thomas Jefferson University's JeffSolves Incubation Program, and co-directed the program for three years, by facilitating design workshops and giving lectures.

Berk continues to design tomorrow’s products and experiences as an independent design specialist. No matter if it is a connected device or a special glassware collection, he brings his inventive imagination to create design narratives.

He received his master's degree from MFA Products of Design Program, of SVA (School of Visual Arts), in New York; and he holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University, Ankara.

 

AWARDS

Global Grad Show Progress Prize, 2017 - Dubai
Top 10 Finalist among 200 global projects
Smile Mirror

Peoples Choice Award, 2017 - Dubai
Organizer: Global Grad Show Dubai
Popular Vote: 3rd Choice
Smile Mirror

Super Happiness Challenge Award, 2017 - United States
Organizer: Project HeHa & Singularity University
Runner Up $10.000 Prize
Smile Mirror

WPPED CREAM AWARD, 2016
Cyber Category Winnder,
Puma BeatBot
Client Agency: J. Walter Thompson
Employer: 10XBeta

LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, 2016 - United Kingdom
Product Design / Bronze
Puma BeatBot
Client Agency: J. Walter Thompson
Employer: 10XBeta

Cannes Lions: Cyber Lions 2016 - France
Silver
Puma BeatBot
Client Agency: J. Walter Thompson
Employer: 10XBeta

LISBON Innovation: Creative Innovation 2016 - Portugal
Bronze
Puma BeatBot
Client Agency: J. Walter Thompson
Employer: 10XBeta

IDA (International Design Awards) 2015 - United States
Gold Product Design Award
GÖZ

IDA (International Design Awards) 2015 - United States
Silver Product Design Award
Crater

IMMIB Industrial Design Awards 2016- Turkey
1st Prize
Professionals Category
Göz

IDEA 2015  - USA
IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America)
IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards)
Student Finalist
Göz

ISTEBU Innovative Enterprise Competition 2014 - Turkey
1st prize
Spiro-Plus 

IDEA 2014 - USA
Student Finalist
Spiro-Plus

Red Dot Awards 2013 - Singapore
Design Concept: Best of the Best
Ropo

IDEA 2013 - USA
IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America)
IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards)
Student Finalist
Wash-it

A' Design Award 2013 - Italy
Silver Idea Award
Ropo

A' Design Award 2013 - Italy
Silver Futuristic Award
Wash-it

UIB Automotive Component Design Awards 2013 - Turkey
3rd Prize
Benika

iF Concept Design Award 2012 - Germany
Special Hansgrohe Prize
Wash-it

IMMIB Industrial Design Awards 2011 - Turkey
2nd Prize
Ropo

 

EXHIBITIONS AND TALKS

Global Grad Show, Dubai Design Week, November 2017
“Smile Mirror”

7th International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 2016.
“Uplift: Happiness and communication in the context of cancer”.

2nd Turkish Medical World Conference, Istanbul, October 2015.
“Smile-Mirror”

2nd Turkish Medical World Conference, Istanbul, October 2015.
“Spiro-Plus”

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festival, Austin, Texas. March 2017.
“Rapid Medical Device Innovation Meet Up". 

School of Visual Arts, MFA Products of Design OPEN HOUSE, New York. November 2015.
“Uplift”

The School for Designing a Society, Urbana, Illinois. July 2016.
Guest Speaker with “Uplift”

Tokyo Designers Week, Tokyo. November 2013.
“Wash-it”, “Spiro-plus”

Turkey Innovation Week, Istanbul. November, 2013.
“Ropo”, “Spiroplus”

iF Concept Design Awards Winners Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany. 2012.
“Wash-it”

Istanbul Design Week, Turkey. September 2012.
“Ropo”