Yusuf Kes

Executive Director

Isparta, Turkey


Associate Prof. Yusuf Keş He was born in 1970, in Erdemli city (Turkiye). He studied Graphic Arts and graduated in the departments of Applied Art at the Gazi University in 1996. He worked as a freelance graphic designer until 1996. He was a graphic design teacher at the M.E.B., (National Education Ministry), between 1996 and 1997. He worked as a research assistant in the department of graphic design, Fine Arts Faculty, of Süleyman Demirel University between 1997 and 2002. He finished his master’s degree at the Social Sciences Institute of Painting Department, with the thesis called “ A theoretical approaches of the usage of Illustration area in Visual Communication “. He was appointed at the Graphic Design Department of Fine Art Faculty at Hacettepe University to pursue his doctorate degree. He completed his study with the thesis called “e-grafik.net Electronic Magazine Design” at the graphic design program of Social Science Institute in November 2006. He participated in many national and international exhibitions. He was appointed as a teaching staff at the Suleyman Demirel University in December 2008. Later on, he went to Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University to teach graphic design at the Graphic design department. He worked as a chairperson at the graphic design department and Associate Dean at the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University between 2010-2012. During these years, he joined seminars and international exhibitions as well as organized in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. He was awarded as an Associate Professor in the area of Plastic Art/Graphic Arts, from The National University Board in April 2012. The same year, he was also appointed as Head of the Graphic Design Department at the Suleyman Demirel University. He gave lectures at the Fine Art faculty of Lapland University, Finland, and Beja University, Portugal through the Erasmus Academic Exchange Program. He also made researches at the Design and Art museums in these countries. Currently, he has been teaching, creating works, and working on his academic researches at the Suleyman Demirel University.