MA Lighting Designer
Manas Deniz, born in 1994, is a MA lighting designer, interior architect and the founder of 781. In 2016, he graduated from Istanbul Commerce University, then joined Polvan Design as he designed numerous exhibition stands for widely known companies, carrying out customer communications and project management in addition to his experience in supervision of multiple constructions all around the world, from Dubai to South Africa.
He later took his master's degree from Hochschule Wismar, in Architectural Lighting Design, in 2019 and completed his thesis on Lighting Historic Monuments as he examined architectural heritage in Europe and revisited the Venice Charter on the basis of lighting design. He worked as a lighting designer in Hamburg, with List Lichtdesign and took part in various projects including banks, schools, shops and landscapes all around Germany.
In late 2019, he started working at LAB.1 Lighting Design, in Istanbul where designed and supervised numerous lighting projects including educational, sports, health, residential, transportation,retail complexes and facilities. In 2022, he began lecturing at Istanbul Bilgi University and Istanbul Kultur University as a part-time instructor, teaching the aspects of architectural lighting design and interior architecture.
He founded 781 Lighting Design & Consultancy and is recently working on lighting projects with his company.
Manas also composes and shares music and writes articles in which he presents ideas of lighting design philosophies on multiple mediums.
Devrim Arabacı was born in 1997 in Istanbul. Having completed her bachelors degree at Bahçesehir University, Faculty of Communication, Devrim graduated from the Cinema and Television program.
Continuing her internship and freelance work throughout her university life, Devrim strengthened her experiences with production assistantship at IKSV, advertising sales internship at Saran Holding, S-Sport TV chanel and long-term production internships on TV8.
After her graduation, she worked at advertising agencies where she provided branding and brand management services for widely known companies in the fields of health, finance, mother-baby and service. She experienced in social media management, corporate communications, branding and marketing strategies and influencer relations.
She is also interested in spiritual life, energetic approaches, yoga and healing methods. She collects various gems all around Turkey.
Devrim is reponsible for corporate communications, company management and advertising at 781.