Design Education Talks ep. 58 – Gizem Aytaç

Design Education Talks Ep. 75 – Lisa Winstanley Design Education Talks

Lisa Winstanley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art Design and Media. For the past decade she worked internationally as a design educator, however her academic career is also underpinned by over 20 years of commercial experience; working in the UK as a creative practitioner and design consultant.As a visual communicator, Lisa’s work has won many prestigious design awards including, 3 A’ Design Awards 2020, a Platinum Award at the annual Spark Design Awards 2020 and her branding work has been placed in the top 25 International Graphic Designs of both 2019 and 2020 in the Creative Quarterly journal best 100 Annual. Her work has been showcased in exhibitions internationally, in venues such as the Oculus in New York City, Barcelona, Zurich, Mexico and China. Lisa’s work is part of the permanent collections at MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design. Italy and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum Collection.Lisa’s research reviews the intersections between ethical & collaborative design practices and pedagogies. She is interested in investigating multidisciplinary collaborations which allow designers to work together with society, to produce life-centric design solutions for society. Her research reviews what tools can help facilitate such collaborations and what systems need to be in place for effective and meaningful collaboration to transpire. In short, Lisa’s work investigates how we can leverage design ethically and collaboratively for the benefit of our society.Lisa's creative work and latest research projects can be viewed here: http://www.lisawinstanley.comSupport the showFollow us on twitter at @newartschool Visits us on our latest articles at
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GİZEM AYTAÇ – Creative Women Entrepreneur – Designer 

Gizem Aytaç graduated from Bilkent University, Department of Interior Architecture & Environmental Design, she attended Design Culture & Management Program at Istanbul Bilgi University. She is experienced in a variety of areas such as; interior design, design management, concept development and branding. She worked as an interior architect & design manager for 23 years. She started a design collective called ProjeTasarlaTR in 2002 with four designer friends and organised amateur design exhibitions in Istanbul. She worked as project manager of Istanbul Design Week in 2005-2007 for DDF. She created GOM in 2015. GOM is a design brand active on educational technologies for children’s creative toys and games. GOM supports Sustainable Development Goals. It is a patented paper toy and a teaching method which  awarded for Superior Design 2017 by Design Turkey, rewarded for Design Intelligence Award 2018 by China Academy of Art. She attended to Bridges Math & Art Conference in 2018 at the Technology Museum in Stockholm, was selected as a creative women entrepreneur for #shemeansbusiness award by Facebook & Vogue. In London. GOM got invited to Graz, Austria for World Wide Things Collection and exhibited for Unesco Design Cities Network. 

Still writes about design in various publications like Manifold Press. During 2020 GOM started designing online workshops & webinars about creativity & design education. Believes in creative resistance.


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