İrem Kavlak

About Me

Since my middle school years, I had been interested in learning English. My interests and skills -and the encouragement of my English teacher who was also my advisory teacher back then- led me chose English Intensive Education at high school.

While my friends and family were assuming that I would go on this field, I realized that my main interest was interior design. I used to spend hours and hours on Pinterest, exploring the world of architecture with excitement.

In 2016, I was accepted to the Interior Architecture and Environmental Design program in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Izmir University of Economics. With my background, I successfully passed the English Proficiency Exam and started my major without losing any semester.

One year later, I began my minor in Visual Communication Design. I believe, the presentation of the design is as important as the design itself. That was my motivation to do my minor in a two-dimensional design discipline.

As a result of my internships in various departments during my university time, I had discovered my interest and ability in sales and marketing within the design field. For this reason, I believe, I will be successful in a position where I can contact the customer directly and sell the products with the help of my experiences and educational background.

Although I am a very compatible member of teamwork, I also have the responsibility to be a leader and make decisions in case of necessity.

In August 2020, I have finished my education life by getting my Interior Architecture and Environmental Design diploma and my Visual Communication Design certificate.

By March 2021, I have just started working at Uzaq Home as a Project-Based Sales Representative. That was my dream job considering my interests and skills.


Uzaq Home | Alsancak, Izmir | Project Representative | March 2021 - Present

- Presenting, promoting and selling products using solid arguments to existing and prospective customers.

- Defining, designing and implementing a creative visual merchandising strategy.

- Creating appealing and eye-catching visual displays that lead the customer through the entire store.

- Changing displays to promote new product launches and reflect festive or seasonal themes.

- Performing cost-benefit and needs analysis of existing/potential customers to meet their needs.

- Achieving agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule.

- Coordinating sales effort with team members and other departments.


IKEA | Bornova, Izmir | 2019 | Communication & Interior Designer Intern (40 workdays)

- Designing, planing and creating functional, inspiring and highly commercial home furnishing solutions with layout to scale.

- Creating inspirational mood board or collage, sketching ideas, drawing plans, details and elevations with AutoCAD and SketchUp.

- Maintaining a close cooperation with colleagues in the sales and in-store logistics departments.

- Physically implementing plans and display the products around the store.

Intertek Construction | Acıbadem, Istanbul | 2018  | Site Architect Intern (20 workdays)

- Planning and coordinating all technical aspects of the project.

- Keeping within budgets and timelines.

- Checking on the project status and report on the project.

B&Q Koçtaş | Balçova, Izmir | 2018 |  Style & Sales Consultant Intern (20 workdays)

- Helping customers by responding to the inquiries.

- Provided in-store consultation for customers regarding achieving their dream-places by guiding them to buy necessary items.

- Helping team members label products, unload merchandise and stock, replenish, organize the inventory room.

Aga Wood Products | Buca, Izmir | 2017  | Machine Operator Intern (20 workdays)

- Understanding of how operated machine works.

- Operating specialty machinery to fabricate and manufacture the products.

- Maintaining and monitor machine to make sure it functions properly.


Izmir University of Economics | 2016-2020 | Fine Arts and Design Faculty

- Major in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

- Minor in Visual Communication Design

Mustafa Kemal High School | 2012-2016 | Foreign Languages

- English and German Intensive Education


Mentoring Project | 2018 | Izmir University of Economics

Consultancy of volunteer senior students in many subjects from knowing the department to determining goals, supporting freshman student's abilities; acquiring social, cultural, academic and professional equipment and guidance services.

Basics of Photography | 2014 | Karanlık Oda Photography

Understanding the DSLR camera and how to produce better pictures with it. Learning the basics like exposure, focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and more.



SketchUp (+VRAY)


Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Premiere

Microsoft Office


Turkish | Native Speaker

English | Excellent Command

German | Good Command