ATÖLYE (founded in 2013) is a community-powered creative services organization that provides services to both clients and creative professionals globally. ATÖLYE consists of a Strategic Design Studio, an Academy, a Creative Hub, and a Ventures arm.


ATÖLYE’s Strategic Design Studio works with companies to design and implement strategic solutions to the complex challenges they face. The Academy offers learning programs that equip individuals and teams with skills in creative leadership, radical collaboration, and systemic design. The Ventures arm offers enterprise entrepreneurship programs through business modeling, and finally, the Creative Hub creates the environment for each of these components to interact by fostering a community of over 150+ multi-disciplinary creatives who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work.


In April 2019, ATÖLYE joined the kyu Collective (kyu.com), a collective of the leading creative organizations in the world whose purpose is to be a source of creativity that propels the economy and society forward


Our “Guiding Principles”


We curate diligently so we can better co-create.


We make informed decisions about the people we invite in, the projects we work on, and the organizations we collaborate with. They come in different shapes, sizes, and colors but they share one important trait: An insatiable desire to better themselves and the communities that surround them.


We live, work and learn in a constant state of flow.


Our system has ill-defined boundaries by design, which allows for a steady flow of people, ideas, and perspectives. Our processes expand and contract to adapt to situations as needed, meaning we are always pushing the limits of our permeability—across geographies, projects, and industries.


We grow individually to mature as a whole.


We are committed to nourishing the notion of a growth mindset in a holistic way. We are invested in the development of individuals and organizations by co-creating the necessary tools, methods, and environments that allow us to continuously shift and grow together.


About the ATÖLYE Community


We are a community-centric organization. This means that our approach spearheads community-centered thinking in design and gravitates around the notion of an individual’s journey in relation to a community.

Every ATÖLYE team member, by default, is an ATÖLYE community member. Once you are a team member, you will be part of the ATÖLYE Community that consists of creative individuals and teams who aspire to connect, learn, and grow around purpose-driven work while having the opportunity to participate in community events, rituals, and social activities.


About the Job – People and Culture Partner


Our People & Culture Team is responsible for curating and supporting the core ATÖLYE team as well as spearheading a vibrant and diverse culture of “community.” The team also plays an important role in maintaining the culture and championing the team’s vision, work, and well-being by designing talent experience journeys,  developing ATÖLYE’s talent strategy, and leading internal talent projects.


As the “People & Culture Partner,” your main responsibility will be creating and overseeing the talent experience journey from acquisition and onboarding to offboarding. You will work closely with the various business unit leaders at ATÖLYE and the Talent Director, aiming to bring in the most fitting talent to our team.


For this role, we are looking for a driven and self-motivated People and Culture Partner who will share our enthusiasm in creating a collaborative and inspiring, inclusive and values-driven work environment towards a teal organization where our team members can bring their whole selves, self-manage and get aligned with ATÖLYE’s evolutionary purpose.


Main Responsibilities


  • Managing the full cycle of the talent processes: including talent discovery, recruiting, learning & development, engagement

  • Collaborate with the Talent Director in re-designing the current performance management system in line with our People & Culture strategies and implementing the necessary changes

  • Supporting business units and the leadership in talent management and succession planning processes

  • Planning for and producing recurring and occasional team-wide bonding experiences

  • Reviewing and analyzing data to identify the trends related to development, engagement well-being and devising solutions to remedy the team’s pain points

  • Recognizing and acting on any potential gaps in the team’s learning agenda

  • Supporting ATÖLYE’s ongoing and emergent organizational design initiatives with ideas, tools, and measures to ensure expectations are understood, met, and addressed effectively

  • Acting as a “culture ambassador” within and without the team to represent ATÖLYE’s values and principles on relevant platforms

  • Communicating organization-wide updates and policies regarding all talent processes



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a People and Culture function
  • Experience in generating talent pools via talent mapping and search and selection processes
  • Excellent deep listening, negotiation, presentation and data analysis skills
  • Competence in building and effectively managing interpersonal relationships within a diverse and multicultural team
  • Comfortable working in a feedback culture with a growth mindset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


Preferred skills and qualities


  • Being passionate about human interaction, empathy, and non-violent communication
  • Having an optimistic and solution-oriented attitude when facing high levels of ambiguity and complexity
  • Willingness to research, master, and implement new digital tools that will facilitate team communication and streamline processes



What do we offer?


  • An inspiring and dynamic workspace as part of an interdisciplinary community
  • The opportunity to work in strategic projects with leading institutions in Turkey and beyond
  • A transdisciplinary workflow that promotes constant learning
  • Private health insurance, meal card. year-end bonus


A note regarding job location


ATÖLYE’s has two spaces in Istanbul and Dubai that houses its core team and its community. However, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, ATÖLYE has adopted a hybrid way of working where team members can choose to work remotely and visit the ATÖLYE spaces when their physical presence is necessary. This model has enabled the ATÖLYE team to relocate to various cities around the world without skipping a beat in teamwork and day-to-day activities. In line with this model, ATÖLYE will be operating remote-first until October 2021 and in a hybrid fashion following that date.


Non-discrimination policy


Throughout the entire job application process, ATÖLYE does not discriminate against individuals directly or indirectly based on language, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parenthood, childcare, age, HIV status, disability, political opinion, philosophical belief, religion and sect, or similar reasons. ATÖLYE provides suitable working conditions obligating employees to behave equally among teammates and complies with the principle of equality which is embedded in its organizational policy. 


People & Culture Partner