Ege Sezen

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I am an academic and visual communication designer. I am a Lecturer in Digital Design at Abertay University.  I joined in April 2022.

In 2022/2023 academic year, I will be part of teaching staff in the ART203 (Digital Media Contexts) module of BA Computer Arts programme.  Additionally, I will be leading DES206 (User Interfaces and Interaction Design) module of BA Game Design and Production programme.

Research interests

I completed my interdisciplinary PhD in Digital Innovation at Highwire Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University. My research focused on information and interaction design for "second screen" to enhance TV football watching experience. I am on course to expand on my research around information design and multitasking.

Employment History

Before Abertay, I worked as a Lecturer in Graphic Design and Digital Media at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL).  During my work at Chelsea, in BA Graphic Design Communication (GDC) programme, I taught second year students experimental graphic design and supervised third-years on their research essays and practical projects. Additionally, I worked as design research tutor in Graduate Diploma (GradDip) in Graphic Design programme at Chelsea.
Prior to my role at UAL, I was a Lecturer in Creative Practice at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). I taught and coordinated modules on fundamentals of graphic design, web design, coding for art and research in creative practice on BA (Hons.) Digital Art & Design (DAAD) and BA (Hons.) New Media Art (NMAT) programmes. I also supervised undergraduate dissertations in DAAD and NMAT at UWS.

Previous to UWS, I held teaching assistant positions in the Computer Science department at Lancaster University and the Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design (VACD) department at Sabancı University (SU) in Turkey. In these roles, I helped with the delivery of a variety of modules including Creative Technology, Introduction to Multimedia, Web Design, Design with Typography, Layout and Corporate Identity Design.

Prior to my PhD, I worked as in-house and freelance graphic & web designer for several years.


My teaching philosophy prioritises a student-centred approach. I shape my teaching practice around students' individual interests and progress. I am a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (Advance HE).


My BA in Economics and MA in Visual Arts & Visual Communication studies were fully funded (tuition & accommodation fee waivers plus monthly stipend) by Sabanci University for seven years. 

Lancaster University funded my studies of MRes and PhD in Digital Innovation with EU/UK level of tuition fee waiver and monthly stipend for four years.

Leadership, Management and Administrative Roles / Experience

I worked as exam invigilator at Lancaster University between 2015-2018. I managed undergraduate and postgraduate exams through invigilating the examinations, monitoring for irregularities, applying examination policies & procedures and liaising with Student Registry. 

Whilst working as lecturer at UWS, I coordinated the admissions to BA (Hons.) NMAT programme with the admissions team and other lecturers in my department. 

Education/Academic qualification

Digital Innovation, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Visualisations and interaction gestures: Enhancing the football watching experience via second screen, Lancaster University

4 Nov 201230 Jun 2017

Award Date: 1 Feb 2018

Digital Innovation, Master of Research (MRes), Evaluation of Emoto2012 Project, Lancaster University

1 Oct 201130 Sept 2012

Award Date: 30 Sept 2012

Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design, Master of Arts (MA), Janissary FC, Sabanci University

26 Sept 20055 Sept 2007

Award Date: 5 Sept 2007

Economics, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Sabanci University

16 Oct 20002 Jul 2005

Award Date: 2 Jul 2005


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