15+ years in the business, I have worked as a system manager, front-end developer, project manager, UX/UI designer, and eventually as a product designer. I specialize in product design for both the web and mobile apps, and my focus is visual design and user experience. I also code HTML/CSS occasionally.

Throughout my career, I switched my focus several times. I started by educating myself to become a computer technician and studied for Microsoft System Engineering exams. After getting the certificates, I worked as a system manager and IT support for several years. To be frank, I have never considered myself a creative person back then.

After years of working in IT, I wasn't actually creating anything, and it really bothered me. So I thought learning programming would help me use my creativity, and front-end development would be the best way to start creating. In addition, it was an easy way to switch my focus at that time.

For two years, I worked as a front-end developer. But it wasn't enough creativity for me. I realized that what I always wanted was to be able to design. I didn't stop chasing my dreams. Working at digital agencies for most of my career helped me observe and learn. I used those experiences to define my own style in my designs and now I'm doing what I love.


Work History

2022 - Present (Stockholm)

Product Designer, Freelance

2016 - 2022 (Stockholm)

2014 - 2016 (İstanbul)

UI/UX Designer, Freelance

2010 - 2014 (İstanbul)

Managing Partner, Urban Interactive Agency

2009 - 2010 (İstanbul)

2007 - 2009 (İstanbul)

Front-End Developer, Wanda Digital

2006 - 2007 (İstanbul)

2004 - 2006 (İstanbul)

Feel free to reach me

Drop me a line if you want to work with me, or just say hi!

Ozan Öztaskiran

Product designer, photographer, & occasional front end developer based in Stockholm.

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