Filiz Sahin, a Senior Designer in our New York City office, was recently highlighted on Adweek’s Top 100 2012 Talent Gallery, Behance.net, and several blogs for her outstanding design work. Filiz is best known for designing custom fonts, 19 of which are available for download from her Behance portfolio. In fact, her fonts have been downloaded more than 10,000 times by other designers.
We asked Filiz about her design work and inspirations:
How would you describe the work that you do?
“I illustrate both my own and other people’s views of the world. On a daily basis, I create designs that solve problems and answer our clients’ needs.”
What do you enjoy about the work that you do?
“I enjoy turning an idea into a finished product. It can be a website, animation, illustration, logo or a custom font.”
How did you start designing fonts?
“We were working on a project that needed a variety of fonts, but I couldn’t find the one I wanted. I love to doodle, which can be useful for idea generation. So I started to draw my ideas and this is how I ended up designing the muscle font. It started there and I really enjoyed it. As the other fonts started to follow, I thought it would be great to share them for free on Behance.com.”
What are you most proud of?
“On Behance, other designers started to download and ‘appreciate’ the fonts, which is similar to ‘liking’ on Facebook. It amazes me that my fonts have been downloaded over 10,000 times. When I think about it I get really excited!”
What inspires you?
“Doodling on good old pen and paper inspires me. That and well-designed objects that surround us in our general everyday lives.”
See design work by Filiz and the rest of our design team on our creative portfolio, repequitylabs.com. If you are thinking about undertaking a new website or digital design project, we can help. For a custom consultation on your next project, contact us.