I am a writer and am bilingual in English and Turkish. I've done editorial work and research for print and digital publications and television shows. And I have an MFA in Writing.
I’ve been driving during the day. I doubt I will feel safe at night and do not want to test it. I plan how long certain stretches will take, add time for lunch, for hiking, and never drive beyond the last drops of sunlight.
Bitter Orange Tree
There is a story my grandmother used to tell me. I remember the beginning, but not much else.
In my head, I retell whatever I can remember of it, over and over, hoping the rest will reveal itself. I asked my cousin, my aunt, my sister, and my father. They said they remember it faintly. I suspect they remember the ghost of something else and don't know this story at all.
There’s a boy in his late teens. He leaves his village with a stick on his back and a pouch tied to the end of that stick. I...
Memories of Turkey: Accents
I grew up in Turkey. This is what I remember. There were several accents… and some stood out more than others.
Personalization in ecommerce: tailoring the perfect fit for every user
If you browse anything on the web, you know it far better than you think you do. Personalized marketing is done through collecting and analyzing user data in order to show them relevant content and offers. It can appear in the form of discounts, recommendations, email follow ups specific to each customer.
The Bouba-kiki effect on branding: how sound symbolism shapes design
What would you say if someone told you a word sounded cutting, harsh or spiky to them? What would you think if they told you another word looked round, smooth or blobby? Sound symbolism is a phenomenon explored through what’s known as the Bouba-kiki effect. It’s our tendency to connect modalities together, e.g. sound and shape (or taste or emotion, etc).
Job description of a creative director: what does a creative director do?
Looking for a role that combines artistic sensibilities, a creative vision and solid leadership and management skills? You might find that the creative director role does just that.
Of the more than 3 million Syrian refugees abroad, at least a third live in Turkey. There are 22 camps in the southeast, where some 217,000 refugees live. That means the vast majority file into cities like Mersin, which is one of the largest and closest to the border.
ZEYNEP LOKMANOGLU RECOMMENDS: LIU CHUAN CHUAN XIANG UND NUDELHAUS
Just as I was losing all hope that my taste buds will ever find that searing sedating sensation of a Sichuan peppercorn anywhere in Berlin, Liu 成都味道 Chuan Chuan Xiang und Nudelhauscame my way. The Chengdu–style noodle shop is run by Liu Linqian and her husband, Bernhard Sroka, and is just off the Stadtmitte stop. It all started when the Chengdu–born expert baker couldn’t find authentic noodles to her tasting in Berlin. She began experimenting in the kitchen and soon became popular in Berlin’s...
ZEYNEP LOKMANOGLU RECOMMENDS: CHILI & PAPRIKA
On a relatively sparse stretch of Danziger Str. is an unassuming flavor heaven — a Mexican and Latin American grocery store called Chili & Paprika. Stepping inside immerses you in a world of products that rarely make an appearance in Berlin. Beautiful bottles of mezcal and tequila line shelves. Various chilies cover an entire wall: serranos, jalapenos, chipotles, in adobo, plain, whatever your heart or recipe desires. There’s a candy section, a tortilla section, and even a Dias de Los Muertos...
45 awesome app design ideas to inspire you
Apps are ever-changing, ever-evolving and increasingly indispensable in our day-to-day. Brainstorming and exploring app design ideas will help designers of any level keep up with what’s new, but it can still be difficult to decide on the best visual direction for beginner designers and experts alike.
What are logo usage guidelines (and how to set them)?
Often, your logo serves as an example for the tone, aesthetic and values of the entire brand. Setting guidelines ensures that the logo is used properly and as you had intended. These guidelines are called logo usage guidelines and they are an integral part of any brand strategy and brand style guide.
So what are logo usage guidelines? Logo usage guidelines should be part of every company’s brand guidelines because they offer a way to exercise control over how a logo looks over different backg...
Logo sizes and dimensions for social media, websites and print
Logos these days have to exist in more spaces than ever before. You might need to blow your logo up to the size of a billboard or shrink it down so that it fits within a URL bar. And in each of these scenarios, your logo must stay consistent and recognizable. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead and consider each of the different logo sizes and logo dimensions early on in the design process.
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