ATÖLYE was founded in 2013; it 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 modelling, 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 kyu, 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.


ATÖLYE’s Principles


We curate 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 invest 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 Job — Digital Project Manager


Collaboration and effective coordination are of utmost importance in the lifecycle of ATÖLYE’s projects. Our teams of designers and strategists work closely with client teams to immerse them in our design processes and have them participate in devising solutions for their needs. We are looking for a driven and experienced Project Manager that will help us become more connected on this exciting journey.


The role of the Digital Project Manager is to work as part of ATOLYE’s Strategic Design Studio to deliver high quality digital projects on time and on point. Digital Project Managers will plan and scope new engagements, and will then be responsible for driving quality, on-time delivery and client satisfaction against each of the projects they own.


Main Responsibilities

  • Coordinating the project plan, timeline and teaming process
  • Developing proposals for new engagements and maintaining responsibility for project budget from proposal stage through to project closure.
  • Develop Working closely with the Design Leads and facilitating the communication flow between team members, collaborators and clients
  • Internal and external project reporting.
  • Suggesting new strategies that will help to drive continual improvement to ATÖLYE’s project management processes
  • Developing new business opportunities along with account directors.


Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in project management in design studios / consultancy organizations/digital product startups (international experience is a plus)
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, developing and maintaining open, honest and trusting relationships.
  • Comfortable communicating and connecting with the leadership team
  • Attention to detail, while maintaining overall understanding of projects.
  • Continually strives to exceed client expectations.
  • Experience in managing complex design projects
  • Demonstrable experience running a design project in a technology/software implementation setting.
  • Engage with and work within changing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent knowledge of Project Management principles, methods, tools and techniques (Agile and/or SCRUM)
  • Demonstrable experience running a design project in a technology/software implementation setting.
  • Ability to handle multiple client and internal projects, roles and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrable experience managing complex projects/programs involving cross functional teams within budgetary and time constraints
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in facilitation and storytelling.
  • Experience using Agile project tools – e.g. Asana, Jira, Slack, Zoho etc


Preferred Skills and Qualities

  • A Master’s Degree in related areas
  • Consultancy experience in building internal and/or external systems


What do we offer?

  • An inspiring and dynamic environment 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, a meal card, and bi-annual year-end bonus.


A note regarding job location


ATÖLYE’s Istanbul space is located in bomontiada and its Dubai space was launched in March 2021 in Emirates Towers. That said, ATÖLYE has adopted a hybrid way of working, in which its 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 September 30, 2021.

Project Manager