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Sarp Sozdinler

Graphic Designer

Istanbul, Turkey
STUDIO SARP SOZDINLER is a graphic design practice that works for a diverse range of artists, publishers, companies and cultural institutions around the globe. Founded by Sarp Sozdinler in 2014 after several years of experience in Vienna, Brussels, Istanbul and Italy, the studio has been working on projects within the range of books, posters, magazines, websites, exhibitions, product design, signage systems, film art direction, custom typefaces, visual identities, and time-to-time through editorial and curatorial consultation.

SARP SOZDINLER (°1989, Turkey) is a graphic designer, artist, producer and editor currently lives and works in Istanbul. Following his return from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, he had gone on to work with Bülent Erkmen and at Base Design respectively, before becoming associates with Mehmet Ali Turkmen in 2014. He has established several projects, including the type foundry 383c, the experimental music practice "Eating Pomegranates" and the imprint "Editions Inédits", for which he edited 3 books so far.

Work Experience

Studio Sarp Sozdinler

CEO, Designer

STUDIO SARP SOZDINLER is a graphic design practice that works for a diverse range of artists, publishers, companies and cultural institutions around the globe. Founded by Sarp Sozdinler in 2014 after several years of experience in Vienna, Brussels, Istanbul and Italy, the studio has been working on projects within the range of books, posters, magazines, websites, exhibitions, product design, signage systems, film art direction, custom typefaces, visual identities, and time-to-time through editorial and curatorial consultation.

SARP SOZDINLER (°1989, Turkey) is a graphic designer, artist, producer and editor currently lives and works in Istanbul. Following his return from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, he had gone on to work with Bülent Erkmen and at Base Design respectively, before becoming associates with Mehmet Ali Turkmen in 2014. He has established several projects, including the type foundry 383c, the experimental music practice "Eating Pomegranates" and the imprint "Editions Inédits", for which he edited 3 books so far.
April 2014 - Present Istanbul, Turkey

Base Design

Graphic Design Intern

Base is a branding studio. We design brands based on one idea: one idea is all we need. We design ingeniously simple brands and build unique personalities. We humanize corporations, launch visions and clarify the complex. We think openly and do thoughtfully. We specialize in not specializing, our only requirement is an open mind. We have offices in New York, Brussels & Geneva. We are dreamers, doers, thinkers, makers. Collectively — We are Base. Branding. Design. Strategy. Digital. Environments.
June 2014 - August 2014 Brussels, Belgium

Bülent Erkmen / BEK Design & Consultancy

Freelance Graphic Designer

February 2013 - January 2014 Turkey

VtwoB

Junior Designer

June 2012 - August 2012 Modena, Italy

Medina Turgul DDB

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]
2011 - 2011 Istanbul, Turkey

Education

University Of Applied Arts Vienna

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.
September 2011 - 2012 Vienna, Austria

Mimar Sinan University Of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Graphic Design

September 2009 - Present Istanbul, Turkey

Bahcesehir University

Bachelor of Computer Engineering

September 2006 - May 2009 Istanbul, Turkey

Languages

English (Fluent),
Turkish (Native),
German (Beginner),

Awards

Mimar Sinan University Of Fine Arts

Unique Press Edition Award - 1st Place

201112

Interuniversity Video Awards For Advertising

Honorable Mention

2009

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop, Book Design, CSS, Editorial Design, Fontlab, HTML, Type Design, Typography, Web Design,

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