I studied at the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. Here, I learned many techniques including print, illustration, and typography. In the second year, I met typography. This affected my school education and design. I met with conceptual typography. Custom type production. In the third grade, I produced the character "Nişantaşı Typeface" and it was my most important job in this school. With this system, I won the best student project award from the Turkish Graphic Designers Association. This competition could be my turning point.
I see myself as a graphic designer and a type designer. I love having fun with typography. It's great to create a character and convert it to text! Hardal Studio is based in Istanbul. Until now, I have taken part in many professional works such as corporate identity designs, poster designs, typefaces, album covers. I love the effect of black and white. I combine my designs with my daily life. I follow Swiss Design articles and leading designers. I love the design concept used! I often look at past designs and explore how to turn them into a modern look.
I worked with Sagmeister & Walsh last summer. It was a great experience. There was an editorial design system. There were a few designers around the world and I supported. A concept was identified and this production greatly contributed to my order: Zumtobel Annual Report 17/18
Most of my earnings come from the sale of fonts: Ampersand Typeface, FH Fraktur, Nişantaşıypeface and Quad Typeface.
We have worked with Airbnb on two different projects from last year to this time. For me, it was a great global experience! These are: Antioch Editorial Design and Unseen Project
A kinetic life awaits us in the future. We see that kinetic works are common in our environment and especially in Europe. I think animation works need attention. Moving jobs are now attracting people's attention. I think we're tired of static. I'm hoping we will be moving to a vibrant world in years.
I have very good designers in my country. There are designers who are more active in the past and continue production. I take these as an example. I see a colorful and business-oriented system. Most of the time I find things I don't like. My understanding of design is to create simplicity and clean designs. A simple understanding of the excesses. Unfortunately, I can't see them around me. You can see the Swiss Design style in my own designs. The word "insensitive" is used, but I disagree. We can easily reach many people through writing. If we can present this in a conceptual form, we will have followed a great path.