Polin Kuyumciyan

Interior Designer

Turkey

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Polin is a freelance graphic designer from Istanbul, Turkey. She has graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. After graduation, she first worked at Ogilvy and Mather Istanbul and then moved on to Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. In 2014, wanting a change in her career path, she decided to become a freelancer and founded Polin Kuyumciyan Studio. As a freelancer, she mainly gives service in the areas of branding, licensed product design, presentation design, packaging, catalogue, brochure, social media visuals, website and UI/UX design. In 2015, going after her passion for stationery, she also founded PK Design, a brand for stationery products and more. Since then, she juggles in between designing for her customers and for her brand.

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EDUCATION

2007-2011, BFA, Graphic Design, Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, Providence, RI / USA
3.616 GPA
2003-2007, Uskudar American Academy, İstanbul / Turkey
82.00 GPA

WORKING EXPERIENCES

October 2015 - Present, Founder and Designer, PK Design - Stationery with a Sense of Humor, Istanbul / Turkey

October 2014 - Present, Founder and Designer, Polin Kuyumciyan Studio, Istanbul / Turkey

April 2017 - May 2017, Graphic Designer, Apple, Istanbul / Turkey & San Fransisco, CA / USA

2012 - 2014, Graphic Designer, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), Istanbul / Turkey

2011-2012, Art Director Intern, Ogilvy&Mather, Istanbul / Turkey

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2018, 1st Place, 2nd Le Color Notebook Competition, Istanbul / Turkey
2019-2020, Bronze A’ Design Award, A’ Design Competition, in Art Materials, Stationery Supplies and Gift Items Design Category, Como, Italy
2021, Bronze Award, Indigo Design Award, in Packaging Design
Category, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020-2021, Iron Award, A’ Design Competition, in Packaging Design Category, Como, Italy
2022, Silver Award, Indigo Design Award, in Branding Category, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2022, Silver Award, Indigo Design Award, in Integrated Graphic Design Category, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021-2022, Iron Award, A’ Design Competition, in Graphics, Illustration and
Visual Communication Design Category, Como, Italy

SELECTED PROJECTS

Haci Bekir Halva

FUNCTION:

Packaging

LOCATION:

Istanbul

YEAR:

2020

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ABOUT

Haci Bekir decided to update their products' packaging and prints in order to catch up with 21st century trends and appeal to a younger customer group as well. Halva is a very traditional dessert but is now becoming very hip again. So Haci Bekir wanted to utilize halva's popularity and be able to address to the new generation. The new packaging design uses the hip stripe patterns and pop colors in order to modernize the traditional taste of halva.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Image #1: Photographer Daçya Lisan, 2020. Image #2: Photographer Daçya Lisan, 2020. Image #3: Photographer Daçya Lisan, 2020. Image #4: Photographer Daçya Lisan, 2020. Image #5: Photographer Daçya Lisan, 2020.

COPYRIGHTS:

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Polin and Herman

FUNCTION:

Wedding Packet Design

LOCATION:

Istanbul

YEAR:

2021

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ABOUT

This project is a personal one, designed from beginning to end for the designer's own wedding. The couple got married in August 2021 and the designer had the chance to make all design decision's for this special day. First item was the physical invitation and it was followed by digital invitation design. After these two came the rest of the project: menu, table cards, Photobooth exterior and photo frames, bottle tags, photograph envelopes and cocktail menu followed. Everything was in green and beige tones and decorated with big palm leaves and pampas in order to match the decoration.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Image #1: Photographer Dacya Lisan Guloglu, 2021. Image #2: Photographer Dacya Lisan Guloglu, 2021. Image #3: Photographer Dacya Lisan Guloglu, 2021. Image #4: Photographer Dacya Lisan Guloglu, 2021. Image #5: Photographer Dacya Lisan Guloglu, 2021.

COPYRIGHTS:

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Idea And Plan

FUNCTION:

Stationery Products

LOCATION:

Istanbul

YEAR:

2019

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ABOUT

This project is a collaboration between of two brands, PK Design and Keskin Color. The set consists of notebooks, planners and magnets. The design puts a play on the two words, idea and plan, and creates two different types of organizers, one for to do lists, one for ideas and sketches.

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PHOTO CREDITS:

Image #1: Art direction Polin Kuyumciyan, Photographer Kaan Çaldıran, Idea and Plan, 2019 Optional Image #1: Art direction Polin Kuyumciyan, Photographer Seda Vardar, Idea And Plan, 2019 Optional Image #2: Art direction Polin Kuyumciyan, Photographer Kaan Çaldıran, Idea And Plan, 2019 Optional Image #3: Art direction Polin Kuyumciyan, Photographer Kaan Çaldıran, Idea And Plan, 2019 Optional Image #4: Art direction Polin Kuyumciyan, Photographer Kaan Çaldıran, Idea And Plan, 2019

COPYRIGHTS:

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