I am a Turkish / German artist based in London. I was a longtime contributor at Rookie Mag, Tavi Gevinson's beloved magazine for teenage girls. Now I create collages, packaging, clothes and larger art pieces for a variety of brands and publications, including i-D, The Atlantic, VICE, ELLE, MaxMara, Kathmandu, Lazy Oaf, WeTransfer and Boots. I also art direct, frequently collaborating with other artists.
In April 2020, I co-founded Nearness, an online magazine that documents the various responses to changes brought on by COVID-19. The beautiful art and writing on the site encourages self-reflection, open conversations about mental health and a rare and real opportunity to slow down and process what is happening to us. Although it exists primarily as a digital space, it encourages readers to create tangible, homemade art through the use of printable collage kits.
I also work as a director's assistant in the film industry and in advertising. Most recently I was the assistant to director Autumn de Wilde on the Focus Features adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma", starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn. Before that, I worked as a director's assistant on "Viva la Vulva", Kim Gehrig's award-winning video ad for the feminine hygiene brand Bodyform.