Refik was born and raised in Izmir, and graduated from METU Dept. of Industrial Design, Ankara. (They are all in Turkey, before you ask…)
He worked in many design projects including: lighting design, interior design and spatial installations as well as semi-military equipment, interface design and graphic design.
After working in all those teams, he decided to improve his career, by combining his creativity with design strategy and business knowledge. Currently he is working on that at Art Center.