International award-winning graphic designer and academic, based in İzmir, Turkey. His cardinal focus is on conceptual and artistic approaches to book object and typographic expressions in visual communication. Alongside the design career, he also undertakes projects as curator and artist. He has two solo exhibitions and had participated in many exhibitions including biennials and triennials. Regularly publishes articles on book and design criticism in various printed and digital media. He has two dissertations on Graphic Designer as Author (MA) and Book as a Work of Art (Proficiency in Art). Currently teaching at Yaşar University as Dr. Lecturer & Instructor and working on countless everlasting projects with people he trusts.

︎Academic

︎2018_Proficiency in Art Thesis Book (as) Work: Conceptual Discourses on Substencial Existence of a Book.
︎2014_Master Thesis Building Content in Book Design: The Designer as Author.
︎2014_Werkplaats Typografie Summer School, ISIA Urbino.
︎Member of GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association and 4T Design and Design History Society
︎Working at Yaşar University, Faculty of Art & Design, Graphic Design Department as Dr. Lecturer & Instructor.



        

Awards 

2019

︎Bilkem Özsunay Foundation Exclusive Poster Award at 38th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “40th Anniversary of GMK” poster.
︎Special Achievement Award in Book Design Category at 35th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “Yokgün/Noday” Book.
︎Special Achievement Award in Poster Category at 38th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “40th Anniversary of GMK” poster.
︎Special Achievement Award in Typography Category at 38th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “40th Anniversary of GMK” poster.
︎Special Achievement Award in Typography Category at 38th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “F Project”
poster.

2018

︎Special Achievement Award in Typography Category at 37th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “Kent Müellifleri” poster.
︎Special Achievement Award in Typography Category at 37th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “Yunus Emre” poster
︎Special Achievement Award in Typography Category at 37th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “GRAF018” poster.

︎Special Achievement Award in Poster Category at 37th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “Nokta ve Çizgi” poster.
︎Special Achievement Award in Poster Category at 37th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association with “YUADSII” poster.
︎Platinum Award Winner in the Graphis Typography4: Type in Use Competitions.

2017

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

︎Special Achievement Award in Poster Category at 36th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association.
︎Special Achievement Award in Typography Category at 36th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association.

2016

︎Special Achievement Award in Book Design Category at 35th GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association.


Workshops (Selective)
as Director

︎2018_“Color Portraits” workshop within Good Design 3 İzmir, with Gizem Hız.
︎2016_“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 Tasarım Köyü Izmir.


as Participant

︎2014_Werkplaats Typografie Summer School, ISIA Urbino.
︎2008_Yahşibey Design Workshop with Sadık Karamustafa & Burcu Dündar.
︎2008_Grafist 12 Workshop with Esen Karol.

Exhibitions (Selective)

2019

︎Lost and not Found: Poster Exhibition within Dutch Design Week, W+K Amsterdam.

︎11th International Calligraphy Typography Event, Yunus Emre Exhibition at Anadolu University.
︎Pressebereich: HIVstories: Living Politics, Schwules Museum, Berlin
︎F: Project (as curator and participant) at Hayy Open Space, supported by Spaces of Culture, İzmir.
︎Thessaloniki Design Week, 10+10 Poster Exhibition at MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art
︎40th Anniversary of GMK Poster Exhibition at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, İstanbul
︎35th Year Graduation Show of Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department at Kazım Türker Art Gallery, İzmir

2018

︎Ecuador Poster Bienal
︎Good Design 3 İzmir, participated with five awarded and two solo works.
︎Solo Show titled “Second Nature” at Kendine Ait Bir Oda Project Room.
︎“Muğlak Alan” (Ambiguous Field) at Cadde Bostan Kültür Merkezi.
︎2018, 2017, 2016, 2015_Graphic Design Exhibition (34, 35, 36th), GMK Turkish Graphic Designers Association.

2017

︎“3273 PAGES” Solo Exhibition at Galeri A, İzmir.
︎“Ars Libris: Artists’ Books as Ergodic Texts” at Bilken University Library Art Gallery, Ankara.

2016

︎Group Exhibition at Turkish-American Association, İzmir.
︎“Art Prints İzmir” at Maquis Projects.︎2014_Portizmir 3 International Triennial of Contemporary Art.

2014

︎ Temporary Intervention in Kemeraltı (Project Coordinator and Artist).


Lectures

Lecture about aesthetics of remix concept on printed materials at Aksanat, as part of the Bülent Erkmen’s Remix Exhibition.

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Contact
kareadam@gmail.com

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Akdeniz Academy
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Emre Parlak
Emre Senan
Emre Yıldız
Engin Gerçek
Erman Yılmaz
Esen Karol
Etem Şahin
GMK
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Good Design İzmir
HAYY Open Space
Ilgın Deniz Akseoğlu
İpek Çınar
K2
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Özüm Ak
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Yunus Ak
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