Artist Statement

My high school and undergraduate art education is European while my graduate education is completely American. In my artwork, I combine the best from both schools. Although my background is very important for my identity, I am trying to be the citizen of the world. That is why I submit my artworks to various competitions in different countries. Process, progress, and constant improvement are the key ideas in my design. While craftsmanship is extremely important to me, I try hard to produce art which is not just a collection of “pretty images”. My goal is to create pieces which have a deeper meaning and message for the audience. In my opinion, that is what makes a difference between professional and amateur artists. The concepts that I developed in my opus involve academically advanced ideas that are conceivable not only to professional graphic designers and artists, but to the general public. Typography, iconography, and photography are extremely important for every product not only as a source of information, but also as a way of communicating with the public. They allow the graphic designer to express an idea in a visually appealing way that not only provides information, but allows the audience to receive the message in a clever, entertaining, or humorous way. Although my focus is graphic design and typography, I am very passionate about other art disciplines such as photography, film, art history, and writing. The knowledge that I gained from these disciplines I apply to my graphic design research.