EREN BUTLER is a freelance art director + graphic designer and also the co-founder of Keleem Rugs.

She is half Turkish, half American; living between Istanbul and London. She loves to smile, travel, eat shrimp and solve design problems. Have a look at her work and cv, and contact her with a design problem of your own.


2010 - 2018  Eren Butler LTD. Various Freelance Work

Keleem, Handwoven Contemporary Anatolian Rugs , London UK & Istanbul TURKEY

Collaboration between Eren and her architect husband, Selim. The first Keleem collection consist of a modular graphic series of rugs with a subtle balance between contemporary and traditional. Responsible for branding, product design and art direction. | @keleemrugs

Burberry, Luxury Fashion House, London UK

Senior graphic designer leading the Beauty graphic design team and responsible for all Burberry campaigns regarding fragrance and make-up.

VICE, Media Company, London UK

Responsible for developing a new campaign concept proposal for renown British footwear and clothing brand, Dr. Martens.

Elle Decoration, Home Decor Magazine, London UK

Responsible for re-designing the Elle Decoration UK website, launched in August 2014.

Marks & Spencer, Multinational Retailer, London UK

Responsible for concept development for a new lingerie line and new tag designs for M&S’s Autograph lingerie line.

Shopi go, Online Concept Retailer, Istanbul TURKEY

Responsible for re-designing the Shopi go website, launched in May 2016.

Selamlique, Turkish Coffee Brand, Istanbul TURKEY

Responsible for graphic design of  Selamlique's new Turkish Coffee capsules and packaging line.

Tapasuma, Modern Turkish Restaurant, Istanbul TURKEY

Responsible for all graphic design needs such as branding, website and art direction for a new restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey

Sumahan on the Water, Boutique Hotel, Istanbul TURKEY

Responsible for all graphic design needs, print and digital, such as branding, packaging and marketing for an award-winning boutique hotel based in Istanbul, Turkey


Idea generator and concept developer, responsible for developing weekly concepts for their still-life and model based photoshoots.

Eyeko, Cosmetics Brand, London UK

Responsible for art directing and account managing the re-design of the new Eyeko website launched in March 2013.

Design Council, Design Institution, London UK

Responsible for designing the 'Active by Design' campaign print material promoting using stairs instead of lifts launched in four different Derwent Buildings across London.

DeepMind Technologies, Artificial Intelligence Company, London UK

Responsible for concept development  of a new fashion e-retailer website aiming to integrate a new artificial intelligence technology.

{Kabuk} London, Leather Handbag Brand, London UK

Responsible for concept, brand identity, website and art direction of a new and up-coming leather handbag and accessory brand.

Small Back Room, Design Consultancy, London UK

Responsible for designing brochures for the regeneration Lend Lease project in Elephant & Castle and interior concept development for Lend Lease’s new offices.

Ecco, Shoe Manufacturer and Retailer, London UK

Artkurio, Art Consultant, London UK

Lab  Vitalité , Healthy  Eating and Lifestyle Website, Istanbul TURKEY

Vivid Brand, Shopper Marketing  and Creative Agency, London UK

Ede & Ravenscroft, Bespoke Tailoring and Boutique Store, London UK

Flat C/, Architecture Studio, London UK

Haptic Thought, Design Studio, London UK 

Desquval, Fashion E-retail Website, New York USA

Sole designer of a fashion e-retail website based in NYC launched at the end of 2010. Responsible for all design needs, from concept development, to creating the identity and marketing materials.

Penguin Books, Publishing House, London UK

2011 - 2013

Trojan Gorillas, Creative Consultancy, London UK & Copenhagen DK

Responsible for a wide array of roles, from art directing to campaign development, branding, packaging design and marketing for one of Europe’s largest shoe retailer Leder & Schuh which manages over 15 shoe brands for women, men and kids.

2009 - 2010

Limehouse Books (formerly known as Glasshouse Books), Publishing House, London UK

Sole designer for an independent publishing house. Responsible for branding and all other  design needs, from concept development, to identity, book design, web design, styling and marketing materials.


3 Fish in a Tree, Design studio, London UK

September - October Work Placement: Responsible for providing graphic, branding, packaging and book design services. Clients included: Penguin Books, Little Brown Book Group, YRM Architects and The Mailbox.


Mozaik, Furniture Showroom, Istanbul TURKEY

Sole graphic designer responsible for all Mozaik in-store graphics from designing to arranging and managing operational functions and print production. Works included designs for marketing and promotional displays and print material such as logo, advertising, stationeries, online newsletters and catalogue packages.


Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Agency, Istanbul TURKEY

September - December Work Placement: Gained experience in both Strategic Planning & Creative departments.


2008 - 2009 

Re-nourish, Champaign IL USA

Contributed as a researcher to the development of the existing re-nourish website. Specifically responsible for creating a sustainability criteria for graphic design studio operations.


Atopia Journal Issue 4.33, Providence RI USA

Collaborated on a publishing project with Brown University and Edinburgh College of Art students. Contributed to all stages of publication from identifying publication theme, commissioning work, designing, arranging for printing and researching methods of distribution.



London College of Communication, London UK

MA Graphic Design

Thesis Project 'I Make Beautiful Trash' investigates how the issue of sustainability can be integrated into graphic design education.


London College of Communication, London UK

Post-graduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication 

Elected Class Representative & Distinction received

2001 - 2005

Brown University, Providence RI USA

Bachelor of Arts Degree, double major in Psychology and Visual Arts

Recipient of the Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art


University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, Sydney AUSTRALIA

Courses in Design Management, Typography, Design Studio and Jewelry Workshop


Rhode Island School of Design, Providence USA

Course in Advanced Black & White Photography


Lorenzo De Medici Art Summer School, Florence ITALY

Courses in Interior Design and Black & White Photography



Creativepool Annual, London UK

Keleem project was selected for the Creativepool Annual Shortlist under the Product/Industrial category.


Creativepool Annual, London UK

{Kabuk} London project was selected for the Creativepool Annual Book. This book is a selection of the best work that has been uploaded to Creativepool in the past year and has been distributed to a list of the top 1000 creatives, ad and design agencies in the UK.


Information Environments New Views 2, London UK

‘Knock, knock, knock!’ short story published by IE. Also, responsible for audio recording, interviewing delegates and audio editing for the New Views 2 conference in 2008, as well as, leading the student section of the New Views 2 publication in 2009-2010.


'Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change the World' by David B. Berman

'I Make Beautiful Trash' MA thesis project visual published.


Less Common More Sense Magazine, Issue 8

‘Dreamer’ project published.



London College of Communication, London UK

Distinction, Post-graduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication


Brown University, Providence RI USA

Recipient of the Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art