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Vestel, Manisa, Turkey
Burak Emre Altinordu is a design manager at Vestel Electronics, where he founded the industrial design team in 2004 and is responsible for numerous design solutions for technological consumer goods - including the Venus smartphone, which was first presented in 2014 and designed and manufactured in Turkey. Burak graduated from the Middle East Technical University with a degree in Industrial Design in 1995 and worked in various fields of design before joining Başarı Electronics in Ankara in 1996. After his military service in 1998, he moved to Vestel in Izmir. Together with his team, Burak has won more than 400 international design awards, including red dot, the iF design award, Good Design, Plus X and A Design. He was also awarded the DME Design Management Europe in 2011. (September 2018)