Orcum Erdem

MA. Multidisciplinary Designer / Glass Artist

based in Helsinki, Finland

I am a multidisciplinary designer and artist focused on color and material research for art and design projects. After completing my BA degree in product design, I completed the Master’s Program in Contemporary Design at Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture. During my MA studies, I specialized in artistic material research and hot glass processing. Nowadays, I continue my career as an independent glass artist and freelance visual / product designer for various clients.




Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Master’s Program in Contemporary Design 
(2015-2019) / Helsinki

Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
Product Design (2007 - 2013) / Istanbul

Hbk Braunschweig Product Design-Erasmus Exchange
 (2011-2012) / Germany


Helsinki Design Week 2020 - ForumBox Exhibition 

Plastic Crush- Solo Glassworks Exhibition / Helsinki 2019


Helsinki Design Week 2016 HOP City installations : Material Led Design Shop

Aalto Festival - Super Store Exhibition / Helsinki 2015

Designing Soul Event / First Annual Color and Material Design Event / Helsinki 2015

Turkish Visual Art Exhibition for Turkish Cultural Year In China / 2013

Istanbul Design Week Exhibition / 2011





Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Glass Studio Master (2019-2020) / Helsinki


Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Glass Studio - Studio Assistant (2017-2019) / Helsinki


Studio Assistant for glass artist Kazushi Nakada (2017-present)

Wärtsilä - Visual / Product Designer, Marine Solutions
May 2015- 2017 Helsinki

INDEED Innovation Product Design Internship / 2012 August - 2013 February / Hamburg

Arçelik A.S  - Product R&D Department Summer Internship
2012 June - 2012 August / Istanbul

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Experimental Design Course (2018) - Glassblower

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Art Education / Lasinen Vuosaari / Glass City Project
 (2017) - Studio Assistant

 “V.I.P” Joint Glass Project with:
Eugeniusz Geppert Acaemy of Art, Poland
Rochester Institute of technology,   USA
Tokyo Academy of Art, Japan
Aalto University, school of design, arts and architecture
(2017)- Teaching Assistant


Turkish ( Native)

English (Professional working proficiency)

German (Beginner)