Entrepreneur and retail expert; artist and designer; creator and curator of beauty; talented photographer and stylist; excellent partner and collaborator; food and travel enthusiast; proven record of achievement.
Entrepreneur and retail expert
I am entrepreneur and an expert product developer. With nearly three decades of experience, my career includes leadership positions at two of America’s most iconic retailers. In addition to forming my own company, I have also launched three start-up retail concepts.
Creator and curator of beauty
I have had the pleasure to develop, source and manufacture thousands of products. Services include design, product development, sourcing and quality assurance. Current retail collections may be purchased at Designed + Made in Turkey. The wholesale collection features locally produced, handcrafted products.
Talented photographer and stylist
A specialist in product and food photography, I have had the honor to work with many of Turkey’s most influential brands. Photographic services include styling, editing and retouch. Additional services include portrait photography for press releases, professional or personal use.
Artist and designer
From artistic to entrepreneurial, I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects. I take great pride in approaching every project with a high attention to detail and the promise to drive results. In addition to graphic and website design, creative services include branding, color palette creation and concept direction.
Excellent partner and collaborator
I collaborate with artisans, entrepreneurs and brands of all sizes. Each partnership includes a shared passion for authenticity, creativity and teamwork. Many well-known and prestigious companies have been provided sourcing and product development services. Clients include the fast-paced online retailer One Kings Lane and the luxury hotel group Soho House.
Proven record of achievement
I have been profiled by numerous publications including All Decor, Elle Decoration and Fortune Magazine. Additionally, my projects and products have been featured in InStyle Home, Maison Française, Marie Claire Maison and Turkish Airlines Inflight Magazine. I have also appeared on CNN Travel and as a guest personality in commercials for Elvan and DAP Construction. To the colleagues and clients that have accompanied me on this amazing journey, the recognition is dedicated to you. The accolades are a testament to your talent and support.
Food and travel enthusiast
Turkey is an amazing and magical place to live. It is the only country in the world to straddle two continents – both Asia and Europe. It is a country where East and West literally meet. It is also a country of contrasts: ancient and modern, conservative and progressive, old and new. As an American living in Turkey, every day is an adventure. My mission is to share a small part of it to you.