Melis Sönmez

My name is Melis. I'm a design researcher with a background in product design and brand communication. I’ve spent the past five years collaborating with design and strategy teams tackling complex challenges and contributing strategic thinking to high-visibility projects.


My job as a design researcher is to understand what makes people tick, surface latent needs, and to form actionable insights that inspire design opportunities at all stages of the design process.


I'm also the founder of Bright Side, an online-magazine where immigrants can share our inspiring stories to empower each other and show the world our positive impact on society. 

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