YIGIT KARAGÖZ (1986) is a Turkish visual artist, senior art director, graphic designer and illustrator who makes commercials, large-scale integrated campaigns, social activations, interaction projects, digital experiences, graphic design projects "book design, poster design, web site design, brand identity design, packaging design" and illustration projects for some nice people, brave clients and tenacious agencies.

He specializes in visual and trending ideas across art, culture and commerce. Yigit is driven by a desire to create clear, crafted and relevant solutions for clients. He has adapted his skills to fit different project scales and scopes from small briefs to global brand projects. Currently Yigit works as a Senior Art Director at Scholz & Friends Hamburg. Previously he worked as Creative Group Head at TBWA Istanbul.
Selected Awards

Selected Clients
Akbank, Istanbul Film Festival, McDonald's, IKEA, Nissan, BMW, TedX,
Turk Telekom, Pepsi, Vespa, Efes Pilsener, Support to Life

Education
Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent, Belgium - Graphic Design
Anadolu University, Fine Arts Faculty Eskisehir, Turkey - Graphic Design

Experience
Senior Art Director, Scholz&Friends Hamburg, Germany, 2019 · Present 
Creative Group Head, TBWA Istanbul, Turkey, 2014 · 2019 
Senior Art Director, Rabarba Istanbul, Turkey, 2012 · 2014 
Art Director, Daniska Istanbul, Turkey, 2010 · 2012 
Graphic Designer, Studio Seven Antwerp, Belgium, 2009 · 2010

Awards
2018
Golden Drum - 2 Shortlist
The Most Powerful Font -  Best Typography, Shortlist
The Most Powerful Font - Social Networking Solutions, Shortlist
Crystal Apple Awards - 3 Silver, 3 Bronze, 24 Shortlists (yes, it's 24.)
IKSV Seve Seve - Film, Silver Award 
IKEA Posters with More Space - Outdoor Design, Silver Award
The Selfie Cover - Book Cover Design, Silver Award 
Turkish Graphic Designers Exhibition - Poster Design, Bronze Award
The Most Powerful Font -  Outdoor Design, Bronze Award
The Most Powerful Font - Social Media Campaign, Bronze Award
2017
Kirmizi Awards - 1 Kipkirmizi (Grand Prix), 2 Kirmizi
Istanbul Film Festival - "Lift your head up" Campaign, Kirmizi
Akbank - Bababank Campaign, Kirmizi
Crystal Apple Awards - 2 Crystal, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
Crystal Apple Award Campaign
Crystal Apple Award Film
Silver Award Media 
Silver Award Poster Design
Bronze Award Typography Design
Bronze Award Campaign
Bronze Award Film
2016
Crystal Apple Awards - 7 Crystal Apples, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze
Kirmizi Awards - 2 Kirmizi, 2 Merits
Felis Awards - 4 Felis Awards, 6 Merits
GMK - Outdoor Graphic Design, First Prize
GMK - Promotion Graphic Design, First Prize
2015
Epica Awards, 3 Silver & 1 Bronze, 2015
GMK, Eczacibasi Foundation, Young Graphic Designer of the Year Award, 2015
GMK, Corporate Identity Design, First Prize, 2015
GMK, Outdoor Design, First Prize, 2015
GMK, Promotion Design, First Prize, 2015
GMK, Direct-mail Design, First Prize, 2015
GMK, Invitation Design, First Prize, 2015
GMK, Motion Design, Achievement Award, 2015
GMK, Motion Design, Achievement Award, 2015
GMK, Illustration, Achievement Award, 2015
Crystal Apple Awards, 3 Crystal Apples, 2015
Crystal Apple Awards, 4 Silver Apples, 2015
2014
GMK, Eczacıbası Foundation, Young Graphic Designer of the Year Award, 2014
GMK, Emin Barın Logotype Design, First Prize, 2014
GMK, T-Shirt Design, First Prize, 2014
GMK, Logo Design, First Prize, 2014
GMK, Logo Design, First Prize, 2014
GMK, Corporate Identity Design, First Prize, 2014
Crystal Apple Awards, 2 Bronze Apples, 2014
2010-2013
GMK, Özsunay Graphic Arts Foundation, Poster Design, First Prize, 2013
Pepsi, Kitchenartist, First Prize, 2013
GMK, Corporate Identity Design, First Prize, 2012
Art Vespa, Illustration, First Prize, 2011
Applemaster Motion Graphics, First Prize, 2008
Conqueror Postcard Design, Second Prize, 2007


Exhibitions
Sözler: Baris Manço, 2015
Mixerarts, 2014
Artlimits, 2012
Camper & Friends Exhibition, Santral Istanbul, 2010
Banane Mag Exhibition Vol. 1, Building, 2009
Urban Bridges Exhibition, Gallery Nauwieser, 2009
Fan Van Form Exhibition, Hogeschool Gent, 2009
Local Illustrators Exhibition, Gallery Mtaar, 2009
International Belgium Printmaking Biennial Exhibition, 2009
Membership Exhibition, Gallery Espace Ladda, 2009


Recognition
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