Aras Bilgen

Aras Bilgen

UX Consultant / Trainer
Aras Bilgen
location_on Turkey

Member since 1 year


Aras Bilgen

Specialises In
consulting design-thinking experience design organizational assessments people-&-culture people-&-leadership product-design product-management teaching

Aras helps designers, product teams, and executives with using human-centric approaches in product development.

He set up and grew many successful design teams that created popular user experiences. He led the experience design and front-end development teams at Garanti BBVA, managed the digital product teams at Lolaflora and monitise, and worked as a UX planner at Intel. His clients include Visa, eBay, Turkish Airlines, Unilever, and Huawei. The products he worked on are used by more than 160 million users worldwide. He is a co-author of Product Research Rules, a book about research in product teams from O’Reilly.

Aras holds a Masters degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors degree from Bilkent University. He carried out academic research projects in Lancaster University and Microsoft Research Cambridge. He currently teaches human-centered design courses at Kadir Has University. He is an avid cook and drives his colleagues nuts by winning all food-related trivia games.