He is an award winning independent graphic designer and academic, based in İzmir, Turkey. Especially focused on typography and making & designing books in editorial and conceptual approaches. In 2014 he accepted as a participant to Werkplaats Typografie Summer School, which was directed by Armand Mevis, Leonardo Sonnoli, Maureen Mooren and Karel Martens. During his professional and academic career, he made contributions to several exhibitions, workshops, Biennale and Triennale, and personal art & design initiatives. He loves playing with visual elements in order to find “nonsense” graphical interpretations through photography and different mediums.

In 2014, he established an independent bookwork initiative KartonKitap, with associate and friend, N. Toros Mutlu. He was launched his first solo exhibition titled “3273 Pages” at Galeri A, İzmir. After his master thesis (2014) on “The Designer as Author” theme, currently working on his proficiency in art thesis on “Book as a Conceptual Work” along with other everlasting projects.


Platinum Award Winner in the Graphis Typography4: Type in Use Competitions

Sait Maden Exclusive Typography Award at, 36th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association, 2017

Special Achievement Award in Poster Category at 36th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association, 2017

Special Achievement Award in Typography Category at 36th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association, 2017

Special Achievement Award in Book Design Category at 35th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association, 2016

Member of

GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association

4T Design and Design History Society

Working at Yaşar University, Faculty of Art & Design, Graphic Design Department

Exhibitions (Selective)

“3273 PAGES” Solo Exhibition at Galeri A, İzmir, 2017

“Muğlak Alan” (Ambiguous Field) at Cadde Bostan Kültür Merkezi, 2018 (Future)

Graphic Design Exhibition (34, 35, 36th), GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association, 2017, 2016, 2015

“Ars Libris: Artists’ Books as Ergodic Texts” at Bilken University Library Art Gallery, Ankara, 2017

Group eEhibition at Turkish-American Association, İzmir, 2016

“Art Prints İzmir” at Maquis Projects, 2016

Portizmir 3 International Triennial of Contemporary Art, 2014

Temporary Intervention in Kemeraltı (Project Coordinator and Artist), 2014

Workshops (Selective)

as Director

“A Book as a...” at Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Department within 16th Young Brainstorming Graphic Design Days as KartonKitap, 2016

"Mise-En-Scene X Mise-En-Page", Cemre Yeşil X Karton Kitap: , a workshop held during ITU Photography Club, Photo Meet-Ups VIII, 2016

“Süre, Süreç Sürat” Collaborative workshop held during the 2nd Tasarim Koyu Izmir, 2016

“Jazzine”, Artzine Workshop as a part of IKSEV İzmir Europian Jazz Festival, 2015

as Participant

Werkplaats Typografie Summer School, ISIA Urbino, 2014

Yahşibey Design Workshop with Sadık Karamustafa & Burcu Dündar, 2008

Grafist 12 Workshop with Esen Karol, 2008