Dilek Gürsoy is a faculty member at Visual Communication Program in Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. She received her Ph.D. degree in communication studies from Istanbul Bilgi University with the thesis titled ‘Transmedia Journalism Toolkit (TJT): A design thinking guide to creating transmedia news stories’ (2018). As a Parsons School of Design (The New School) graduate, her academic background embraces both design thinking and communication studies. She is the author of Transmediality in Independent Journalism: The Turkish Case (Routledge, 2020). She is also an active organizational committee member of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Communication Conference (IPCC), which takes place every year at Istanbul Bilgi University. Her academic interests are design thinking and transmedia studies in Turkey, where she currently resides.