Everything is included!
↳ Designer Mindset Series / Become a Confident Designer
↳ Letters From A Designer
↳ Earning More with Design (WIP)
↳ Designer's Path from Junior to Director Course (WIP)
↳ Successful Interview Guide (WIP)
↳ Connect and network with like-minded designers
↳ Live chat
↳ Design review
↳ Live workshops
↳ Book Club
↳ Writing Club
"Letters from a Designer" and "Become a Confident Designer | Designer Mindset Series" is ready for you to take as soon as you join.
Other courses are work in progress and will be available to you with no extra cost.
Letters from a Designer Course
Become a Confident Designer
We have a Live Chat for casual updates and spontaneous discussions, while other spaces are designed with specific purposes on various subjects and skillsets.
💬 Live Chat, where we discuss personal and design-related matters casually
👨🚀 Career & Growth, where we share practical tips, personal experiences, and lessons about career growth
🤩 Design Review, where we give each other construction feedback with no BS.
🧰 Design Systems, where we deep dive into strategies to technical details of building and scaling design systems
📐 Design Tutorials, where we share lessons in technical aspects of design.
🐤 X Growth, where we created an engagement group where we support each other to grow on X.
📚 Book Club, where we share insightful reviews from various books from design to philosophy, productivity and more.
🤖 AI, where we share tools, prompts, tips, and lessons to adapt to the age of AI
✨ Resources, where we share various free resources from icon packs to fonts and more...
✍️ Writing Club, where we develop writing habits as designers by creating our writing goals with log progress updates
Being a designer is tough in this day and age of AI and the financial crisis with tech layoffs.
Producing good-looking pixels is no longer good enough to secure our job and grow as a designer for most of us. We are witnessing how better AI gets day by day in covering the technical part of design.
More designers are realizing that:
☹ It doesn't matter how great their design looks if they can’t present it effectively to get their team on board to build it.
☹ It doesn't matter how much compensation they think they deserve for their beautiful design if they can’t negotiate for what it's worth.
☹ It doesn’t matter how many likes their design gets on X if ...
The answer to those doesn't live in their Figma or Framer, but in growing human skills such as confidence, time management, negotiation, critical thinking, empathy, effective communication, decision-making, patience, self-discipline, and the list goes on...
However, these skills understandably seem vague to many, and building them requires ongoing support and accountability. This is where the Designer Mindset Community will assist you with care.
With industry leaders and decades of experience, we are here to help you grow your human skills and as a positive consequence, your value and income.
Let's go beyond pixels as designers!
Hey Designers, Oykun here :)
If we haven't met before and you are wondering who I am, here is a brief background;
I started my career as a full-stack developer and designer in the 90s, eventually, I chose to fully focus on Design.
I have done freelancing, contracting and running my own agency for more than 20 years and for the last 5 years I have been tackling challenges at a top Tier 1 Investment Bank as a Senior Vice President of Design, Manager and Creative Lead for multiple business lines that contain 100+ applications and generate multiple billions of dollars $$$ annually and earned me millions of dollars along the way.
I worked in any environment you can imagine, as a Designer. I've mentored designers at all levels, from juniors to seniors.
Now, I'm eager to expand my circle and contribute to more designers' career journeys within this community.
Btw, I believe there is more to Design than pixels on a screen!
I’ve worked with many influential brands and been featured by respected press;