BAŞAK ALTAN
Design Strategy + Innovation
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CV

 
 

curriculum vitae

 

2018-Present |    CO-CHAIR |    Industrial Designers Society of America, San Francisco, CA

2015-Present |    FOUNDER, PRESIDENT |    Berkeley Turkish School, Berkeley, CA

2015-Present |    ADJUNCT PROFESSOR |    Industrial Design Department, CCA, San Francisco, CA

2008-Present |    DESIGN STRATEGIST, OWNER |    Başak Altan, Berkeley, CA

Providing services as a strategist by bringing to clients a unique combination of strategic business development, innovative design direction,  and sustainability expertise with a track record of successful initiatives. 

2005-2008 |      DESIGN DIRECTOR |    American Pacific Enterprises Inc., San Francisco, CA

1997-2005 |      PRODUCT DESIGNER |    

  • RedEnvelope Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Williams Sonoma Inc., San Francisco, CA 
  • Gensler Inc., San Francisco, CA        
  • Eco-House, Berkeley, CA 
  • Green Building Resource Center CEDA, Oakland, CA 
  • Exhibitgroup-Giltspur Inc., and CB Displays Chicago, IL

EDUCATION

  • Presidio Graduate School, MBA, 2010
  • Syracuse University, Bachelor of Industrial Design, 1997

EXHIBITED DESIGNS AT

Van Alen Institute, New York City, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, The French Institute of Architects, Paris, USAID Head Quarters, Washington, DC,ICFF, New York City.

WORK PUBLISHED IN

Architects Journal, Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record, Daily News, Metropolis, Van Alen Report, Surface Magazine, New York Times, Open Architecture Network

AWARDS/HONOURS

  • Architecture for Humanity Transitional Housing Finalist
  • Commencement speaker at Santa Clara Art Institute Graduation Ceremony 2014

CERTIFICATES

  • Permaculture
  • Biomimicry