Basak Haznedaroglu
Design Executive / Mentor / Speaker

Currently leading product design and managing design & research teams at InVision. Previously at Microsoft and Foursquare. Proud Parsons alumni. Ex-Brooklyner. Mentor for several startups and leaders across the globe. Heart somewhere between New York, Berlin, and Istanbul.

I strive to explore best practices to build effective teams and thoughtful company cultures that empower people. I believe in empathetic, transformational, and resourceful leadership based on constant growth and curiosity. I approach every situation with a strong sense of integrity, excellence, accountability, and authenticity.

I obsess over design thinking, creative process, and the power of design as social change. On the side, I spend my time working on community-based products, tools, and services that awake social consciousness. I help nonprofits, social good organizations, and communities craft their narrative and provide creative strategy.

I co-founded OpenIDEO - Berlin Chapter to create social impact through a series of events and initiatives. I facilitate design thinking workshops and work with creative problem solvers to design solutions to our world's biggest challenges from sustainability, healthcare to education and gender equality.

I also deeply care about diversity in technology. I am an ambassador of Geekettes and a co-organizer of Hexagon - both non-profit organizations with a focus on community events and mentorship to inspire and motivate aspiring and established women and non-binary tech innovators. I am always up for a chat if you share the same passion and want to collaborate.

When I am not working, I travel, take photos, paint, and experiment with creative writing.

Recent Conferences:

UX Alive - Istanbul, 2016
UX South Africa - Johannesburg, 2016
Design Matters - Copenhagen, 2016
Amuse UX - Budapest, 2016
Design It, Build It - Edinburgh, 2017
UX Alive - Berlin, 2017
UX New Zealand - Wellington, 2017
Code Motion - Madrid, 2017
Code Summit - Singapore, 2017
UX in the City - Manchester, 2018
Agile in the City - London, 2018
Design Tools - Israel, 2018
UX South Africa, Cape Town, 2018

Check out my early design work here.

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