After a childhood spent with drawing sci-fi and fantasy illustrations, somehow, I found myself studying dentistry. When it finally hit me, I quit to study graphic design instead. In the past 12 years, I had the chance to win 10 Grand Prix in International Award Shows (including 2 from Cannes Lions and a Black Pencil from D&AD Impact). I was listed as #3 Art Director in the Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report and I was a Creative of the Year finalist in Ad Age’s A-List & Creativity Awards. I'm currently working at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam.

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My interest in communication and arts started in high school when I coincidentally created a website which later became the main source of fantasy literature and role playing games in Turkey. Somehow when it came to college education I decided to choose another profession and I was on my way to be a bad dentist who was good at drawing. Luckily after a couple of years (and some cavity fillings) I decided to quit and study graphic design instead.

From that moment on a set of very fortunate things happened: I worked in DDB&Co Istanbul, which was awarded as the 3rd Agency of the Year in Cannes while I was a part of the team and in TBWA\Istanbul, which promoted me to Creative Group Head position to lead a team of 12 creatives. I had the chance to win Turkey's only Film Lion and multiple Grand Prix in award shows while I was working in these agencies. 

In 2014, I moved to The Netherlands to work at J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam and won 18 Cannes Lions including 2 Grand Prix in two years, which made me #3 Art Director in the Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report 2016 and #10 Art Director in the Directory Big Won ranking. I am happy to play a role in J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam becoming Innovation Agency of the Year in Cannes Lions.

I'm currently working at Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam. I live with my lovely wife (who is also a designer & art director) and our son. I am interested in political communication, how the universe works, nice food stops in the city and communication strategies with a 3 years old.



Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam

Sr. Art Director - 2017 Dec - Present

J.Walter Thompson Amsterdam

Sr. Art Director & Creative Lead - 2014 Oct - 2017 Nov


Creative Group Head - 2013 Sep - 2014 Oct
Sr. Art Director - 2010 Aug - 2013 Sep


Art Director - 2007 Aug - 2010 July
Intern - 2007 Feb - 2007 Aug



#3 Art Director

Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report 2016

#10 Art Director

The Directory Big Won Ranking 2016

Creative of the Year Finalist

Ad Age's A-List & Creativity Awards

Cannes Lions

2 Grand Prix
7 Gold Lions
8 Silver Lions
9 Bronze Lions
26 Shortlists
Innovation Agency of the Year (2016) - JWT Amsterdam


1 Black Pencil
1 Yellow Pencil
3 Graphite Pencils
6 Wood Pencils


2 Gold Pencils
4 Silver Pencils
3 Bronze Pencils
4 Merits
1 Shortlist

Gunn Report

2nd Most-Awarded Digital Campaign 2016
6th Most-Awarded Campaign Across All Media 2016

Big Won Ranking

Most-Awarded Digital Campaign of 2016
8th Most-Awarded Campaign of 2016 Across All Categories


1 Grand Prix
5 Golds
3 Silvers
1 Bronze
4 Shortlists


1 Grand LIA
7 Golds
2 Silvers
1 Bronze


2 Grand Prix
4 Golds
4 Silvers
3 Bronzes


1 Gold
4 Bronzes
2 Shortlists


1 Gold
1 Bronze

Spikes Asia

2 Silvers
1 Bronze


2 Grand Prix
2 Winners


1 Silver
1 Bronze
1 Finalist


1 Grand Prix
4 Silvers
9 Shortlists


2 Site of the Days


Site of the Day


14 Campaigns (One was featured on the Cover)


1 Grand Prix
4 Golds
1 Silver
2 Bronzes
13 Nominations

SPIN Awards

1 Silver

Kristal Elma

19 Kristal Elma
28 Silver
16 Bronze

Kirmizi Odulleri

1 Kipkirmizi (Grand Prix)
6 Kirmizi
12 Merit

Mixx Awards

1 Grand Prix
1 Gold
1 Silver


3 Felis Awards


3 MediaCat Awards