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Kean University


MID, Industrial Design, Scuola Politecnica di Design

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Design
  • Sustainability
  • Generative Design
  • Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing
  • CAD Software

Courses Taught

  • ID Studio I, II, III,
  • Portfolio: ID 
  • Introduction to Drafting and CAD in ID
  • Special Topics: Internet of Things


Efecem Kutuk is a New York based multidisciplinary design academician and designer specializing in furniture, lighting, commercial products, brand identity and interiors. Kutuk's well-rounded design background and informed aesthetic is the product of his diverse and international experiences. Efecem’s current portfolio includes award-winning furniture designs, table top designs, commercial and residential interiors. He has taught Industrial Design courses at Drexel University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and is a full time faculty at Michael Graves College, Kean University. Kutuk earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey and a Masters degree in Industrial Design from Milan's elite Scuola Politechnica di Design.

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to be a role model and take an industry parallel approach in teaching.