He was the prodigy kid of Turkish advertising, managing, from an early age, to win ﬁrst-time Cannes Lions ever for Turkiye Is Bankasi, the largest bank of the country. He worked for Istanbul agencies like JWT, Raﬁneri, DDB and celebrated inﬂuential leadership positions. While a teen, his dad bought him a Mac and he started creating posters, designs and cartoons. In his 20s, he applied for an art director job, but he evolved into a ﬁne copywriter. The experience within the legendary DM9DDB Sao Paulo proved him cultures resonate with each other, regardless their surface diﬀerences. That’s being human. Years after managing other people’s agencies, he decided to go entrepreneurial and launched K A R P A T, his own creative shop, working for Coca-Cola, New Balance or CNN. He thinks the biggest risk for a creative is fear, alongside with ego. “Stay as a kid” is his solution.
2005 Global Digital Agency of the Year/ DM9DDB
Top 10 Most Awarded Creative Directors Globally 2009
2009 DDB Istanbul / #3rd Global Agency of the Year