Ufuk Keskin, Design & Innovation
Multi-disciplinary designer with focus on experience, environmental and product design; and passion for design thinking, ecosystem approach, and human-centered innovation.
I was most recently responsible for product design innovation at Marriott International - the world’s largest hotel company; working on the next generation hotel experience, collaborating internal and external partners and championing design thinking within the organization. My recent projects include creating an intelligent hotel room and its experience ecosystem, and a corporate design ethos aiming to form a cohesive design approach within various functions of the organization.
Throughout my career, I had the opportunity to work with brands in tech, travel, beverage, fashion, entertainment and hospitality industries: Google, ABSOLUT, Delta Airlines, W Hotels, Ray-Ban, and AMC to name a few.
I am the founder of Thirtyfive Creative Works designing and marketing homeware products, some of which have been featured in leading publications including Fast Company, Manhattan Magazine, Designboom. I have been writing for Istanbul based Architecture and Design Magazine XXI and publicly speak about human-centered design, corporate innovation, and intrapreneurship.
2019 Digital, Meet Physical - Exploratory Installation Showcasing Digital Interfaces on Physical Spaces
2018 Room for All - Next Generation Accessible Hotel Experience - Experience Designer
2018 Chobani “HUG” Entrepreneurship Initiative, Mentor
2017 Marriott International "Guestroom of the Future" in partnership with Samsung, Legrand and Amazon, Creative Lead
2017 Kean University, “Agile Innovation in Corporate Environment”, Speaker
2017 Fashion Institute of Technology, “Design & Innovation”, Speaker
2016 W Hotels Be Bold, Doha Katar, Experiential Designer
2015 Starlab, Starwood Design and Innovation Center, NYC, Lead Experiential Designer
2014 TypeSpaces, Hard Cover, Full Page Feature (Typeshelf)
2013 Le Meridien Eyes Wide Open, Istanbul, Experiential Designer
2013 Luxury Summit, Dubai, Experiential Designer
2012 AMC Breaking Bad Season Premier, New York, Experiential Designer
2012 Google IAL 2012 Conference, Washington DC, Experiential Designer
2012 Google White House Correspondence Weekend Event, Washington DC, Experiential Designer
2011 Designboom.com, Feature (Typeshelf)
2011 Fastcodesign.com, Homepage Feature (Timewarp)
2011 Accent on Design, Emerging Designers, New York international Gift Fair, Featured Designer
2011 Design as Cultural Link - NYC, Panel Speaker
2010 Manhattan Magazine, Top 5 Designs to see at ICFF (Sheetseat)
2010 ICFF Studio, Featured Designer
2009 BOFFO's "Objective Affection" Exhibition, Featured Designer
2009 IDSA’s “Equilateral” Exhibition during New York Design Week
2009 DWR's "M+D+F ‘09, Modern | Design | Function” Exhibition
2009 Ray-Ban Tech Product Launch Event - Berlin, Designer
2008 Persol “Design in Viaggio” Exhibition - Salone Internazionale del Mobile - Milano, Designer
2008 ABSOLUT QUARTET, Art by Machines, Pop-up Space & Event, Designer
2008 Ata College “Product Design Today” Seminar, Guest Speaker