Onur Sönmez is a designer, who has a wide range of interest in interaction / interface design research. He has been exhibited at Venice Architecture Biennale, Saatchi Gallery London, Contemporary Istanbul, Ars Electronica, Transmediale ‘15 Berlin, Media Facades Festival Europe, Connecting Cities, Linz 09 European Capital of Culture etc.

After receiving his BA degree (with Honours) in Visual Communication Design at the Istanbul Bilgi University with full scholarship he moved to Linz - Austria, completed his Masters degree of Interface Cultures at the Kunstuniversitat Linz and worked for Ars Electronica Futurelab, Bosch Design Studio Münich and currently working for Kontrastmoment as an Interface Designer on the development and design of interactive interfaces and control concepts for BMW Group (including BMWi, Mini and Rolls- Royce) and other interesting projects.


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