Bio

During his professional career, he worked for leading advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson İstanbul, Rafineri, HappyPeopleProject, and Alametifarika. He became known as the “Awarded Art Director” and received numerous awards at both national and international festivals (including Cannes Festival, Effie Awards, Crystal Apple, Turkish Graphic Design Exhibition, World Packaging Organisation). He acted as the Art Director of various international brands, as well as leading Turkish brands, in advertising and visual communication branches. He took active parts in rebranding and brand development processes. In 2015, he opened Merhaba Pazartesi Communication and Design Office in Istanbul and started rendering services for his own clients.

He provided communication consultancy services for brands with a growth potential, which recently started branding in Turkey, and helped numerous brands in their institutionalization journey. He carried out large-scaled projects for leader brands in Turkey, which required communication and design at the same time. In 2018, he became a board member of GMK (Occupational Association for Graphic Designers), which is an association that represents graphic designers in Turkey. To help develop the occupation nation-wide and increase interaction between designers; he conducted numerous projects, attended seminars, and organized and attended exhibitions. Furthermore in 2010, he started publishing a Fanzine/journal with a music, design, and literature-based content called “Seyyar Sesler”. He published 8 issues within these 10 years and distributed them in many Turkish cities. He continues to work on advertisement art directing, corporate identity design, brand strategy developing, illustration, and animation. He likes to feed on various disciplines and work with versatile and creative teams; he keeps on researching new disciplines to ensure that. He keeps on developing himself by writing short stories, playing drums and going on road trips with his motorcycle.

Clients
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ziraat Bankası
  • Arçelik
  • Beko
  • Anadolujet
  • Garanti
  • Nescafe
  • Istanblue Vodka
  • TRT World
  • Amnesty International
  • Nurol GYO
  • Good Ad Lab
  • PSH Pırlanta
  • Robotat Surf Band
  • Fame Medya
  • Eastern Sunrise Films
  • ES Film
  • Alldstudio
  • AFI
Awards
  • Cannes Young Lions Awards Advertising Competition
    Year: 2011/Press Category / Second Prize

    Cannes Young Lions Awards Advertising Competition
    Year: 2012/Press Category / Third Prize


    Crystal Apple / Press
    Corporate image / Ziraat Bank ‘’Football Machine’’
    Sports / Ziraat Bank ‘’Football Machine’’

    Crystal Apple / Film, TV-Cinema
    Sports / Ziraat Bank ‘’Football Machine’’
    Corporate image / Ziraat Bank ‘’Football Machine’’

    Crystal Apple / Campaigns
    Press campaign / Ziraat Bank ‘’Football Machine’’

    Crystal Apple / Excellence in Practice
    Typography / Ziraat Bank ‘’Football Machine

    Crystal Apple / Integrated Campaigns
    Other Categories

  • 31. Graphic Design Exhibition Achievement Award / Honor date: Jun 2012 Honor issuer:
    GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) Calendar / Organizer Design Award

    32. Graphic Design Exhibition Achievement Award Honor Date: Nov 2013 Honor issuer:
    GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) Press Ad Design Award

    32. Graphic Design Exhibition Achievement Award Honor Date: Nov 2013 Honor issuer:
    GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) Periodical Design Award

    33. Graphic Design Exhibition Achievement Award Honor Date: Nov 2014 Honor issuer:
    GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) Various Category

    37. Graphic Design Exhibition Achievement Award Honor Date: Nov 2018 Honor issuer:
    GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design) / Illustration

  • Effie Awards 2015 / Automotive Products
    Silver – Lassa – Alametifarika

    WPO World Packaging Organisation
    Worldstar For Packaging Beverages 2013

Press