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Yusuf Kes

UDA Medallion 2019

Graphic Designer

Yusuf Kes produces as a graphic designer especially Turkish Calligraphy, Typography, Exlibris, and Social Poster Design. Also, He is a graphic design teacher at the graphic design department of fine art faculty Suleyman Demirel University. He teaches basic design and basic typography to his students. He graduated from Social Sciences Institute, Painting Department with his master thesis “A Conceptual Approach to Application Areas of Illustration in Visual Communication” In 2001. He finished his doctorate degree with ‘ Electronic Magazine Design’ thesis at Hacettepe University, Social Sciences Institute, at Graphic Design Department in November 2006. He has lived and worked  Mersin, Isparta, Ankara, and Bishkek city.

He became Assistant Professor at Suleyman Demirel University Fine Art Faculty Graphic Design department, in 2008. He got Associate Professor Title and was appointed as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Graphic Design at the same university in September 2012. He has participated in national and international poster design, exlibris and calligraphy competition, and exhibitions, such as UDA (United Designs Alliance), VIDAK (Visual Information Design Association of Korea), COW 2017 Design Biennial Ukraine, Union of Artists of Russia and others. His works are in numerous collections in museums and private collections in Turkey and abroad. Currently, he has been working his academics and arts, as head of department SDU Fine Art Faculty Graphic design Department.

Yusuf Kes says that he was inspired by nature as a designer to achieve harmony in color, shape, and form. He tries to reflect intelligently the problems of social structure in his work. At the same time, he takes care of aesthetic sensitivity and humor in his designs.