I'm Basak KILICBEYLI (turkish: Başak Kılıçbeyli; [ba'ʃak kɯɫɯtʃ'bɛ'jli]; ba-SHAK kuh-LUHCH-bey-LEE), a visual artist & graphic designer from Istanbul, Turkey. I was born in 1992 in Moscow, Russia. I was a freelance designer for three years, and I hold a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Yeditepe University. I had worked for many non-profit projects and organizations in Turkey.

In 2016, I moved to Montpellier, France, and I had a chance to travel around Europe. This experience has helped me to reinvent my skills and creative process. I noticed that I have the potential not only for graphic design. 

Now, I'm studying in the Studio Art MFA program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia, PA.

My works are mostly digital. Yet, there are hand-drawn artworks, particularly illustrations. My work spectrum gets relatively wide: besides identity design and branding, I do layout design, illustrations, relief printing, 2D animation, object installations, and assemblages.

Please feel free to contact me for anything. Looking forward to collaborating with you.

Workshops attended

Kent Düşleri Atölyesi - TMMOB (The Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects), Istanbul / 2011

Edel Rodriguez - Yeditepe University, Istanbul / 2014

Şehrine Ses Ver - Bilgi University, Istanbul / 2015

Bademlik Design Festival - Osmangazi University, Eskişehir / 2016

Barcelona Design Week - Various Places, Barcelona / 2017

Tasarım Köyü - Ulamış, Izmir / 2018

Awards: Honorable Mention - Caferaga Sports and Culture Center Architectural Project Competition, Istanbul / 2016

Clients: MUZIKOTEK, Erbil Interior Design, GAIA Agency, PANA Holding, Coşkun College, Niyaz Usta İlkokulu.

Organisations (non-profit): İlerici Kadınlar (Women's Organization), Gençlikle Dayanışma Derneği (Solidarity Association), Birleşik Haziran Hareketi (Mass Organization), Bilim Köyü (Science Village Project), Yeditepe University Department of Theatre. 

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