MA Graphic Design Communication
Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London
Chelsea College of Art and Design is a leading British art and design institution with an international reputation. As well as designing the MA Show catalogue and participating in other various extra-curricular projects, I’ve based my final project on phobias and produced two books.
BA Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
Studying interior architecture formed the base of my design education and gave me a strong understanding of the third dimension in design.
Owner/Art director at Deniz Tekkul
July 2009-February 2012
The Scout Association UK
Freelance graphic designer
Since July 2009, I have been artworking Beavers and Cubs supplements of the Scouting Magazine. After July 2009, I started working as a midweight graphic designer in the communications department at the Scout Association Headquarters. I’ve designed brochures for the Scout Activity Centres, leaflets, business cards for their Conference Centres, flyers, invites, posters and banners as well as website layout and html email templates. I have also project managed large volumes of these projects.
Adult Swim is an american adult-oriented TV channel that airs animations and live-action shows. I’ve designed landing pages and web banners for them, as well as some print material.
Onedotzero is an international moving image and digital arts organisation that organises an animation film festival every year in London, which then travels the world. I’ve helped with the organisation and took care of installations in BFI.
As part of the design team, my job was to design/illustrate and provide the developers elements of flash websites, optimize images for web and upload them to the CMS. I have also worked on printed projects and at the concept forming stage of a couple of projects. The clients include Quality Street, Antony Gormley, Pantene, RDA Organic, Fairfield Energy and David Chipperfield Architects.
Pete Hellicar is an art director and designer who worked for abroad range of clients including Etnies, Topshop and New Balance. I’ve helped with illustrations for a human reproduction animation he was working on.
I did my summer practice in the renowned Ankara architecture studio Altay&Altay working on some visuals of renovation projects.
I’ve helped the leading architect for the Hacettepe hospital operation room renovation works at the construction site.
Custom dunny exhibition
APW Arts Gallery, New York
As a designer toy collector myself, I’ve customised two dunnys that were then shown among others in the gallery.
The Arts Gallery, London
Xhibit is an open-submission exhibition that aims to present the finest works of art and design from across the University of the Arts, London. I’ve taken part with my MA project everything is going to be alright.
An Oddinary Exhibition
RMIT University, Singapore
An Oddinary exhibition was a showcase of ordinary paper boxes made extraordinary, hosted by the RMIT University.
Chelsea College of Art and Design Library
A typography project I did on my MA, where I wrote 500 words by hand imitating the font Bodoni, in response to an image. It was chosen to be exhibited in the college’s library.
a desktop wallpaper each thursday
I’ve been illustrating desktop wallpapers inspired by themes given by friends each week and posting them on eachthursday.tumblr.com every Thursday.
Arts and crafts markets
I’ve been selling the jewellery and screen prints I make in markets including Brick Lane, Designers Makers and Leather Lane as well as Beyond the Valley in Carnaby Street.
InDesign CS3 instruction
I’ve given a beginner course on the basics of InDesign to a book publisher
who wanted to switch to using this programme instead of Page Maker.
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash
Turkish (Native), English (Advanced), French (Advanced), Italian (Beginner)
Born in Ankara, Turkey, 1985. Living in London since 2007. I hold a work permit.