Timeout with Iris Atalay

Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Iris for being today’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.

avatarI am Iris Eda Atalay, 26 year old visual designer. I was born in the lovely city of Istanbul, Turkey and travelled all over Europe. I lived in Porto, Portugal for years. I actually studied fashion design in college, and used to work for companies like DIESEL, ZARA, and Desigual as an illustrator, but I ended up as a visual designer! 

I must say, joining Dribbble changed my life (in a good way). I get feedback from awesome and amazingly talented people all over the world, and I get to give feedback in return. It’s really great.

What are you working on?

Right now I am contracting with a startup called Colingo and being awesome! I am redesigning their product. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of a great team.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Tell us why it’s a favorite.

My favorite one is Creamp3. Before that project, I hadn’t had the chance to design an iPhone app, but after I posted that shot, I got a lot of good feedback, work requests, and contacts for new projects!

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Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot(s)? (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch, etc.)

This is my current set up! I always have my Moleskine & some Sharpies in front of me for sketching and doodling. I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro hooked up to a generic HP monitor.

My Moleskine and mice (Magic Mouse for work, Razer Mouse for gaming, I do play SC and WOW [no life] ) are tools I can’t live without.

I mostly use Photoshop but lately I am trying to use Sketch app.

Oh, also I got one of those Dot Grid Book for wireframing! Love it! I use it for random sketching too.

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I also wanted to add my favorite helper’s photo! This is Becker. He is 2 years old and always sits next to me :)

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Choose a favorite shot from another player. Tell us why you dig it.

Oh I have a ton of favorite shots! I love this one a lot by Kerem SuerIt is creative, unique, simple and beautiful. Whenever I see his work I get inspired. He is one of the best!

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