Sinan Ascioglu

UX + Product Design + Data Visualization  |  |   |  @msawired


Work Experience

15+ years
03.2008 – current
  • Founder, Designer, Developer
    OpenProcessing is a social creative coding platform for digital artists and educators, visited by 100k users per month. Founded as part of my thesis project at NYU, I have been running it as a side-project with occasional freelancer help since 2008.
10 months
10.2019 – 08.2020
Hammerhead, New York, NY
  • Director of UX
  • Lead our design team to create the new Karoo OS Ecosystem for Karoo, a bicycle GPS device that allows cyclists to navigate, train, and compete with other cyclists. Includes the design of custom Android OS, mobile apps, and web app.
14 months
09.2018 – 11.2019
Method, New York, US
  • UX Designer
  • Designed a new position allocation system for the US Navy to manage the sailors and officers.
1.5 years
06.2016 – 02.2018
Fulltime, New York, NY
  • Director of UX
  • Lead our design team at Bond, an online handwritten note service, over the creation of our iOS app, web app, and internal tools that allowed users to write and send personalized handwritten notes in seconds.
17 months
02.2015 - 09.2016
Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Product Designer
  • Designed and developed the Epidemic Modeling and Simulation Platform for Yale Public Health Department
11 months
02.2015 - 01.2016
Zoomi Inc., Malvern, PA
  • Data Visualization Designer
  • Designed and developed the dashboard visualizations on Zoomi's educational product.
01.2014 - current
Startups via Crafted, New York, NY
  • UX Designer
  • Designed PS21's mobile app connecting students to professionals.
  • Designed OnePaperLane's dashboard for digital paperwork management platform.
  • Designed MusicFolio iPad app for sheet music creation and editing.
5 months
09.2014 - 02.2015
Scholastic, New York, NY
  • Lead UX Designer
  • Designed various digital K12 products and their license management platform.
2 weeks
07.2014 - 08.2014
McGarryBowen, New York, NY
  • UX Designer
  • Designed the wireframes for Verizon's new online publication Sugarstring.
2 months
01.2014 - 03.2014
Capco, New York, NY
  • Lead UX Designer
  • Designed the website of Dominican Rep.'s leading bank, Banco Popular.
2 months
10.2013 - 12.2013
Mr. UX/Kelton, New York, NY
  • Lead UX Designer
  • Created personas, flows and wireframes for Hospira's infusion device reporting platform.
9 months
09.2012 - 07.2013
Digitas, New York, NY
  • ACD of Interaction Design
  • Designed American Express's Merchant Portal, and credit card application flow.
3 months
04.2012 - 07.2012
Birdseye Mail, New York, NY
  • UX and Interaction Designer
  • Created the UX architecture and produced wireframes for Birdseye, the first email client built from the ground up for tablets, which got acquired by Yandex for 8x ROI for its investors soon after its launch.
3.5 years
10.2008 – 01.2012
KBSP, New York, NY
  • Senior UX and Interaction Designer
  • Worked on BMW account on and campaign sites, apps, etc. and also helped on projects for Netjets, GoldmanSachs, Vanguard, Homegoods, Philadelphia Flyers, Nintendo
4 months
06.2008 - 10.2008
R/GA, New York, NY
  • UX and Interaction Designer
  • Produced wireframes for Verizon shopping cart and account management experiences.


4 months
01.2020 – 05.2020
New York University, New York, USA
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Taught data visualization class focusing on theory and coding with p5js, D3.
4 months
01.2016 – 05.2016
Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Taught Design Studio 2B class focusing on digital design, UX and data visualization.


2 years
2006 – 2008
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
  • Interactive Telecommunications Program, MPS.
1 year
2005 – 2006
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Information Technologies in Design, MSc. (transferred to NYU)
4 years
2001 – 2005
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering, BSc.

Crafting Tools of Choice

Sketch, Figma, Adobe CC
Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD & inDesign, Pen & Paper
Invision, Principle, HTML/CSS/JS
web: HTML, CSS, Javascript (Vue, React, ESM), PHP-MySQL
data visualization: D3js, p5js, Processing