Onur Kocan
Design Strategist, Studio Karun Inc.

Onur Kocan is a researcher, entrepreneur, and design strategist with a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the most complex challenges. His background is a mix of industrial design, strategy, product, and organizational management. He is also the founder of ENTA – Industrial Designers Association of Turkiye, which is an innovative, dynamic, accessible, and industry-focused Design Community. Onur graduated with a Bachelor of Science in industrial design at Kadir Has University. Additionally, he completed a Certificate Program of Design Research in “Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability” at the University of the Arts London in 2011. Most recently he graduated with a master’s degree in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design. He has been managing Studio Karun for numerous industries, NGOs, start-ups, local governments, and national government-ranked projects. He works at the intersection of research, design, and policy. He currently consults for the Istanbul Planning Agency inspired by his master’s project on design awareness in local government. Learn more and get in touch at onurkocan.com.