Adem Önalan is an accomplished industrial designer with a passion for creating beautiful and meaningful products that drive business growth. His innovative designs have earned him numerous awards, including recognition from the prestigious Industrial Designers Society of America, Red Dot, iF, and Core77. Adem approaches every design challenge with a sense of optimism and excitement, viewing each one as an opportunity to experiment with new ideas and push the boundaries of what's possible. He is deeply devoted to the user experience and meticulously refines his designs to enrich people's lives and ensure longevity.

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Adem has lived and worked in Osaka and New York City. He presently resides in Istanbul, working with international and local clients from various industries.

Adem holds an MFA degree from the Product of Design program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from METU in Turkey.


2016-2022 → PENSA, NYC / Senior Industrial Designer

2016-2019 → PENSA, NYC / Industrial Designer

2015 → PENSA, NYC / Industrial Design Intern

2014-2016 → SVA Products of Design Program, NYC / Graduate Student

2012 → METAPHYS, Osaka / Industrial Design Intern

2009-2013 → METU Industrial Design Program, Ankara / Undergraduate Student

Selected Awards

2023 → Core77 Design Awards, USA

2023 → Good Design Awards, USA

2021 → International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), USA

2021 → GOOD DESIGN Award

2020 → Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, USA

2019 → iF Design Award, Germany

2018 → GOOD DESIGN Award, USA

2016 → Core77 Design Awards, USA

2015 → Core77 Design Awards, USA

2015 → Core77 Design Awards, USA

2014 → Ministy of Economy Scholarship, Turkey

2014 → IMMIB Industrial Desing Awards. Turkey

2013 → Asia Awards: The Student of Asia Nomination, Japan

2013 → Red Dot Design Awards, Germany

2013 → International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), USA

2013 → A’ Design Award

2013 → IMMIB Industrial Design Awards

2013 → iF Concept Design Award

2012 → iF Concept Design Award

Selected Clients

One Drop

Zero Halliburton

Butterfly MX

Cintas Corporation



Foam Space



Sirmersan Marble