BAŞAK ALTAN
Design Strategy + Innovation
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CV

 
 

curriculum vitae

 

2018-Present |    CHAIR |    Industrial Designers Society of America, 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. 

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

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

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, Master of Business Administration, 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

  • Young Society Leader Class of 2018, New York City, NY

  • Swissnex Design Juror 2018, San Francisco, CA

  • Commencement speaker at Santa Clara Art Institute Graduation Ceremony 2014

  • Architecture for Humanity Transitional Housing Finalist New York City, NY

CERTIFICATES

  • Permaculture

  • Biomimicry