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Sarp Sozdinler

Graphic Designer

Istanbul, Turkey
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Sarp Sozdinler is a graphic designer from Istanbul, Turkey, now working with Bülent Erkmen / BEK. He has previously worked at VtwoB in Modena, Italy and going to complete an internship at Brussels office of Base Design in July 2013. Before studying at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, he was a student of University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria.

Particularly focused on editorial design, type design and websites.
Work Experience
Istanbul, Turkey
Feb 2013Present
Modena, Italy
Jun 2012Aug 2012
Junior Designer
Istanbul, Turkey
2011
Art Director / Full Time Intern
Medina Turgul DDB is an interdisciplinary creative agency, concentrates on advertising and strategic branding consultancy. They are one of the most prolific advertising agencies in Turkey, which is also partners with international leaders DDB.

[Personal Experience with Clients: Is Bankasi, Maximum, Is Sanat, Ulker, Doritos]
Education
Vienna, Austria
Sep 20112012
Bachelor of Graphic Design
Famous artists such as Gustav Klimt, Stefan Sagmeister, Oskar Kokoschka, Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld, Jil Sander, Pipilotti Rist, Matteo Thun and François Valentiny are associated with the university's past. Today its faculty includes many distinguished artists and teachers, such as Judith Eisler, Erwin Wurm, Zaha Hadid, Hartmut Esslinger, Greg Lynn, Wolf D Prix (of Coop Himmelb(l)au) and the philosopher Burghart Schmidt.
Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 2009Present
Bachelor of Graphic Design
Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 2006May 2009
Bachelor of Computer Engineering
Exhibitions
2012 - Exhibited under 1st Istanbul Design Biennial at "Imperfection" exhibition, curated by IKSV

2012 - Exhibited under 1st Istanbul Design Biennial at "Istanbul Design Guide" exhibition, curated by Zero Istanbul

2012 - Exhibited at Essence 12 / End of the Year Show of University of Applied Arts Vienna.

2012 - Exhibited at Klappe Kartak with multiple works ("Fargo" title sequence, "Der Radierer")

2012 - Exhibited with posters for KREK Theater Assembly at foyer.

2012 - Exhibited at "Rhizome" exhibition, curated by Prof. Melih Gorgun

2012 - Exhibited at "Help Van!" exhibition, curated by BeTurkey

2011 - Exhibited at "Self-Promotion" exhibition, curated by Graphic Design Department of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts

2010 - Exhibited at "Mother Tongue" exhibition, curated by ICOGRADA / INDIGO
Features & Misc.
2012 - Guest curator at "Create and Rotate" artist program

2012 - Published in "Grafist 16" book with multiple works

2012 - Interviewed by Students That Make

2012 - Work selected for "Justified Mag", going to be published in London in September.

2012 - Work selected for "Magazine Design" book, going to be published by SendPoints Publishing Co. ("Frieze Magazine")

2012 - Featured on Undercoat with selected portfolio

2012 - Featured on The Local Pigeon with selected portfolio

2012 - Featured on RRADAR with "In the Search of a Desert" book

2012 - Featured on Typograph Me with "KREK Theatre Poster Series"

2012 - Featured on Zeroin with "Albert Watson" book

2012 - Featured on Designspiration with "New National Collage Project Prest" poster

2012 - Featured on VisualizeUs with "New National Collage Project Prest" poster

2012 - Featured on Luc Devroye's Type Design website with "Bled Typeface"

2012 - Showcased on Student Show (Behance) with the work "Geneviève Bjargardóttir - Identity"

2012 - Showcased on Student Show (Behance) with the work "Geneviève Bjargardóttir - Website"

2012 - Showcased on Typography Served (Behance) and Student Show (Behance) with the work "Bled Typeface"

2012 - Showcased on Student Show (Behance) with the work "Art Beyond Representation"

2012 - Showcased on Student Show (Behance) with the work "Fotografie an der Angewandten"

2012 - Showcased on Student Show (Behance) with the work "Frieze Magazine"

2011 - Featured on Airspace & Kinetics with "Fargo" title sequence

2011 - Featured on Frequency with "Fargo" title sequence
Activity
2012 - Rick Poynor lecture - Istanbul, Turkey

2012 - Istanbul Design Guide workshop by Zero Magazine - Istanbul, Turkey

2012 - Grafist 16 - Max Kisman & Elisabeth Kopf seperate workshops - Istanbul, Turkey

2012 - Irma Boom lecture - Vienna, Austria

2011 - Vodafone / Advertising Foundation Talent Camp - Istanbul, Turkey

2011 - Grafist 15 - Assistant and workshop participant of Vladimir Chaika, Istanbul, Turkey

2010 - Grafist 14 - Assistant and workshop participant of Ian Noble - Istanbul, Turkey

2009 - AGI Congress - Lectures by Fons Hickmann, David Tartakover, Pierre Bernard, Robert Appleton, Annette Lenz, Seymour Chwast, Kenya Hara, Deborah Sussman, Jean-Benoit Levy

2009 - Grafist 13 - Piotr Mlodozeniec workshop - Istanbul, Turkey
Awards
Dec 2011
Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts
Unique Press Edition Award - 1st Place
2009
Interuniversity Video Awards for Advertising
Honorable Mention
Skills
 
Type Design, typography, Book design, Editorial design, web design, Fontlab, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, CSS, HTML
Languages
 
English (Fluent), Turkish (Native), German (Beginner)