Design itself is a form of communication. Geray Gençer's
design practice is focused on communication exploring
both analogue and digital possibilities. His primary areas
of interest are books, literature and design education.

His works have been exhibited and published around the
world
from London to Tokyo and included in the permanent
collections of design museums in Poland, Russia and USA.
He became the first Turkish designer
whose work was selected
to the archive of American Institute of Graphic Arts in 2012,
annual of New York Type Directors Club in 2012 and European
Design Awards in 2013.

With over ten years of publishing experience Gençer continues
to produce works of graphic design at his studio in Istanbul.
He is also a lecturer at Işık University
Faculty of Fine Arts.

Design itself is a form of communication. Geray Gençer's
design practice is focused on communication exploring
both analogue and digital possibilities. His primary areas
of interest are books, literature and design education.

His work has been exhibited and published around the world
across from London to Tokyo. Gençer has received numerous
international awards. He became the first Turkish designer
whose work was selected to the American Institute of Graphic
Arts, 50 Books & Book Covers in 2012 and to win the Gold Medal
at the 2013, 2015, 2018 European Design Awards. In 2015, he was
selected to be a member of the judging committee for the 61st
Annual of New York Type Directors Club.

With over ten years of publishing experience Gençer is still
working as the creative director at Doğan Egmont Publishing
in Istanbul. He is also lecturer at Istanbul Işık University
Faculty of Fine Arts.

Design itself is a form of communication. Geray Gençer's
design practice is focused on communication exploring
both analogue and digital possibilities. His primary areas
of interest are books, literature and design education.

His work has been exhibited and published around the world across from London to Tokyo. Gençer has received numerous international awards. He became the first Turkish designer whose work was selected to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 50 Books & Book Covers in 2012 and to win the Gold Medal at the 2013, 2015, 2018 European Design Awards. In 2015, he was selected to be a member of the judging committee for the 61st Annual of New York Type Directors Club.

With over ten years of publishing experience Gençer is still working as the creative director at Doğan Egmont Publishing in Istanbul. He is also lecturer at Istanbul Işık University Faculty of Fine Arts.

Design itself is a form of communication.
Geray Gençer's design practice is focused on communication exploring both analogue and digital possibilities. His primary areas of interest are books, literature and design education.

His work has been exhibited and published around the world across from London to Tokyo. Gençer has received numerous international awards. He became the first Turkish designer whose work was selected to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, 50 Books & Book Covers in 2012 and to win the Gold Medal at the 2013, 2015, 2018 European Design Awards. In 2015, he was selected to be a member of the judging committee for the 61st Annual of New York Type Directors Club.

With over ten years of publishing experience Gençer is still working as the creative director at Doğan Egmont Publishing in Istanbul. He is also lecturer at Istanbul Işık University Faculty of Fine Arts.

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― AWARDS

2018 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2018 European Design Awards | endorsed by ico-D
Book Cover Category Gold Award

2018 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 39   
Typographic Excellence Award

2017 Graphis
Poster Annual Gold Award

2017 European Design Awards | endorsed by ico-D
– Artistic Catalogue Category Gold Award
– Book Cover Category Silver Award

2017 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2017 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 38
3 Typographic Excellence Awards

2016 Graphis
Poster Annual Silver Award

2016 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2016 European Design Awards | endorsed by ico-D
Book Cover Category Silver Award

2015 Graphis
Poster Annual Platinum Award

2014 13th  Australian Design Biennial
Distinction Award

2014 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 35 
Typographic Excellence Award

2014 Graphis
Poster Annual Silver Award

2013 European Design Awards
Book Cover Category Gold Award

2013 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2013 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 34 
1 Typographic Excellence Award

2012 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2012 12th Australian Design Biennial 
AGDA Award

2012 Turkish Society of Graphic Design 
– Book Cover Award
– TÜYAP Book Cover Special Award

2012 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 33 
2 Typographic Excellence Awards

2011 Australian Graphic Design Association 
Poster Annual - Poster Stone Award

2011 Turkish Society of Graphic Design
– İhap Hulusi Poster Special Award
– Typography Award
– Cultural Poster Award

2010 Turkish Society of Graphic Design   
– TÜYAP Book Cover Special Award
– Book Cover Award
– Bikem Özsunay Poster Special Award

 

―  PUBLISHING

July, 2016 Yüz
Doğan Egmont Publishing - İstanbul
ISBN: 978-605-09-3545-5

― AWARDS

 2018 European Design Awards | endorsed by ico-D
Book Cover Category Gold Award

2018 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 39   
1 Typographic Excellence Award

2017 European Design Awards | endorsed by ico-D
– Artistic Catalogue Category Gold Award
– Book Cover Category Silver Award

2017 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2017 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 38
3 Typographic Excellence Award

2016 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2016 Graphis
Poster Annual Gold Award

2015 European Design Awards | endorsed by ico-D
Book Cover Category Silver Award

2015 Graphis
Poster Annual Platinum Award

2014 13th  Australian Design Biennial
Distinction Award

2014 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2014 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 35 
Typographic Excellence Award

2013 European Design Awards
Book Cover Category Gold Award

2104 Graphis
Poster Annual Two Silver Awards

2013 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2013 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 34 
1 Typographic Excellence Award

2012 12th Australian Design Biennial 
AGDA Award

2012 Turkish Society of Graphic Design 
– Book Cover Award
– TÜYAP Book Cover Special Award

2012 NY Type Directors Club | Typography 33 
2 Typographic Excellence Awards

2011 Australian Graphic Design Association 
Poster Annual - Poster Stone Award

2011 Turkish Society of Graphic Design
– İhap Hulusi Poster Special Award
– Typography Award
– Cultural Poster Award

2010 Turkish Society of Graphic Design   
– TÜYAP Book Cover Special Award
– Book Cover Award
– Bikem Özsunay Poster Special Award


 ― BOOK

July, 2016 Yüz
Doğan Egmont Publishing - İstanbul
ISBN: 978-605-09-3545-5

― AWARDS

 2018 European Design Awards
endorsed by ico-D

Book Cover Category Gold Award

2018 NY Type Directors Club
Typography 39   

1 Typographic Excellence Award

2017 European Design Awards
endorsed by ico-D

– Artistic Catalogue Category Gold Award
– Book Cover Category Silver Award

2017 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2017 NY Type Directors Club
Typography 38

3 Typographic Excellence Award

2016 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2016 Graphis
Poster Annual Gold Award

2015 European Design Awards
endorsed by ico-D

Book Cover Category Silver Award

2015 Graphis
Poster Annual Platinum Award

2014 13th  Australian Design Biennial
Distinction Award

2014 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2014 NY Type Directors Club
Typography 35 

Typographic Excellence Award

2013 European Design Awards
Book Cover Category Gold Award

2104 Graphis
Poster Annual Two Silver Awards

2013 AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
Selected to 50 Books & 50 Covers

2013 NY Type Directors Club
Typography 34 

1 Typographic Excellence Award

2012 12th Australian Design Biennial 
AGDA Award

2012 Turkish Society of Graphic Design 
– Book Cover Award
– TÜYAP Book Cover Special Award

2012 NY Type Directors Club
Typography 33 

2 Typographic Excellence Awards

2011 Australian Graphic Design Association 
Poster Annual - Poster Stone Award

2011 Turkish Society of Graphic Design
– İhap Hulusi Poster Special Award
– Typography Award
– Cultural Poster Award

2010 Turkish Society of Graphic Design   
– TÜYAP Book Cover Special Award
– Book Cover Award
– Bikem Özsunay Poster Special Award


 ― BOOK

July, 2016 Yüz
Doğan Egmont Publishing - İstanbul
ISBN: 978-605-09-3545-5

― COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

November, 2018 - Ecuador Poster Bienal
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana - Quito

November, 2018 - Design Week Turkey
Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Center - Istanbul

July, 2018 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

September, 2018 Trnava Poster Triennial
 
Synagogue Centre for Contemporary Art - Trnava

June, 2018 Museum of Typography
Industrial Park of Chania - Crete

November, 2017 "Yüzler" Solo Exhibition
Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty - İstanbul

November, 2017 - Design Week Turkey
Lütfi Kırdar Exhibition Center - Istanbul

June, 2017 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

October, 2016 12th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

September, 2015 16th Trnava Poster Triennial
Synagogue Centre for Contemporary Art - Trnava

Spring 2015 Co2 Poster Biennial
Colorado Mesa University - Colorado

October, 2014 11th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

 June, 2014 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

June, 2014 24rd International Poster Biennial Warsaw
Wilanów Poster Museum - Warsaw

November, 2013 Biennial of Poster Bolivia
Museo San Francisco - La Paz

June, 2013 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

December, 2012 12th Int. Poster Biennial of México
Franz Mayer Museum - México City

November, 2012 Marmara University Poster Biennial
Marmara University Main Exhibition Hall - İstanbul

November, 2012 15th Trnava Poster Triennial
Synagogue Centre for Contemporary Art - Trnava

October, 2012 10th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

July, 2012 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

June, 2012 23rd International Poster Biennial Warsaw
Wilanów Poster Museum - Warsaw

June, 2012 ECO Cultural Institute
ECO Art Center - Tehran

June, 2012 Australian Graphic Design Association
GAD Design Gallery - Canberra

April, 2012 ECO Cultural Institute
– UNESCO - Paris
– Tajikistan State Philharmonic Hall - Dushanbe

May, 2012 Exhibition of Graphic Products
Turkish Graphic Designers Association
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey – İstanbul

March, 2012 ZGRAF - Croatian Assn of Applied Arts
Meštrović Pavilion - Zagreb

October, 2011 5th China International Poster Biennial
Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art - Hangzhou

October, 2011 Australian Graphic Design Association
Gaffa Gallery - Sydney

 July, 2011  Iran Designers Society
Iranian Artists’ Forum - Tehran

May, 2011, 2010 Exhibition of Graphic Products
Turkish Graphic Designers Association
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey – İstanbul

― COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 June, 2017 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

October, 2016 12th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

September, 2015 16th Trnava Poster Triennial
Synagogue Centre for Contemporary Art - Trnava

Spring 2015 Co2 Poster Biennial
Colorado Mesa University - Colorado

October, 2014 11th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

 June, 2014 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

June, 2014 24rd International Poster Biennial Warsaw
Wilanów Poster Museum - Warsaw

November, 2013 Biennial of Poster Bolivia
Museo San Francisco - La Paz

June, 2013 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

December, 2012 12th Int. Poster Biennial of México
Franz Mayer Museum - México City

November, 2012 Marmara University Poster Biennial
Marmara University Main Exhibition Hall - İstanbul

November, 2012 15th Trnava Poster Triennial
Synagogue Centre for Contemporary Art - Trnava

October, 2012 10th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

July, 2012 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

June, 2012 23rd International Poster Biennial Warsaw
Wilanów Poster Museum - Warsaw

June, 2012 ECO Cultural Institute
ECO Art Center - Tehran

June, 2012 Australian Graphic Design Association
GAD Design Gallery - Canberra

April, 2012 ECO Cultural Institute
– UNESCO - Paris
– Tajikistan State Philharmonic Hall - Dushanbe

May, 2012 Exhibition of Graphic Products
Turkish Graphic Designers Association
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey – İstanbul

March, 2012 ZGRAF - Croatian Assn of Applied Arts
Meštrović Pavilion - Zagreb

October, 2011 5th China International Poster Biennial
Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art - Hangzhou

October, 2011 Australian Graphic Design Association
Gaffa Gallery - Sydney

 July, 2011  Iran Designers Society
Iranian Artists’ Forum - Tehran

May, 2011, 2010 Exhibition of Graphic Products
Turkish Graphic Designers Association
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey – İstanbul

 
― SOLO EXHIBITION

November, 2017 Yüzler
Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty - İstanbul

― COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 June, 2017 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

October, 2016 12th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

September, 2015 16th Trnava Poster Triennial
Synagogue Centre for Contemporary Art - Trnava

Spring 2015 Co2 Poster Biennial
Colorado Mesa University - Colorado

October, 2014 11th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

 June, 2014 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

June, 2014 24rd International Poster Biennial Warsaw
Wilanów Poster Museum - Warsaw

November, 2013 Biennial of Poster Bolivia
Museo San Francisco - La Paz

June, 2013 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

December, 2012 12th Int. Poster Biennial of México
Franz Mayer Museum - México City

November, 2012 Marmara University Poster Biennial
Marmara University Main Exhibition Hall - İstanbul

November, 2012 15th Trnava Poster Triennial
Synagogue Centre for Contemporary Art - Trnava

October, 2012 10th Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design
Central House of Artists - Moscow

July, 2012 NY Type Directors Club
Cooper Union Gallery & Rose Auditorium - New York

June, 2012 23rd International Poster Biennial Warsaw
Wilanów Poster Museum - Warsaw

June, 2012 ECO Cultural Institute
ECO Art Center - Tehran

June, 2012 Australian Graphic Design Association
GAD Design Gallery - Canberra

April, 2012 ECO Cultural Institute
– UNESCO - Paris
– Tajikistan State Philharmonic Hall - Dushanbe

May, 2012 Exhibition of Graphic Products
Turkish Graphic Designers Association
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey – İstanbul

March, 2012 ZGRAF - Croatian Assn of Applied Arts
Meštrović Pavilion - Zagreb

October, 2011 5th China International Poster Biennial
Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art - Hangzhou

October, 2011 Australian Graphic Design Association
Gaffa Gallery - Sydney

 July, 2011  Iran Designers Society
Iranian Artists’ Forum - Tehran

May, 2011, 2010 Exhibition of Graphic Products
Turkish Graphic Designers Association
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey – İstanbul

 
― SOLO EXHIBITION

November, 2017 Yüzler
Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty - İstanbul

― FEATURED PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

July 2018 Novum Magazine
World of Graphic Design - Munich

June 2018 Page Magazine
Das Magazin der Kreativbranche - Hamburg

June 2017 Page Magazine
Das Magazin der Kreativbranche - Hamburg

March 2017 Design Composition Training
ISBN 9784897378893
Rikuyosha – Tokyo

September 2016 IdN Magazine (v23n3)
International Designers' Network - Hong Kong

September, 2016 Manifold
Online Essays - İstanbul

July, 2016 SendPoints
ISBN 9789881470416
It's My Type - Shanghai

July, 2015 Istanbul Art News
Art & Culture Newspaper - Istanbul

November, 2014 Slanted Mag - Issue 24
Typography Magazine - Germany

November, 2013 BranD Mag - Issue 11
Global Brand Design Magazine - Hong Kong

May, 2013 Graphic Design Mag - Issue 53
Visual Communication Magazine - İstanbul

July, 2012 Top Graphic Design Series
ISBN 9789867022899
Hightone Publishers - Shanghai

June, 2012 Mastering Type
ISBN 9781440313714
How Magazine | Books - Ohio

March, 2012 Touch-Inspiración Mag - Issue 04
Wondering Publishing - Shanghai


― JURY MEMBER

May, 2017 Kırmızı Awards
Zorlu Center - İstanbul

January, 2015 61st Annual of Type Directors Club
Pratt Institute - New York

September, 2013 Poland Turkey Logo Design
STGU (Polish Ass. of App. Graphic Designers) - Warsaw

May, 2013 32th Graphic Design Exhibition
Turkish Society of Graphic Design – İstanbul


― WORKSHOPS, SPEAKS & COLLECTIVE PROJECTS

November, 2018 Guest Speaker “Transformation”
Koç University - İstanbul

November, 2017 Guest Speaker “My Voice”
Koç University - İstanbul

February, 2017 Guest Speaker "Text & Image"
IKSV Salon - İstanbul

May, 2016 Guest Speaker “Covers”
Marmara University - İstanbul

August, 2015 Workshop Leader at Yahşibey
Emre Senan Foundation for Design - İzmir

November, 2015 Guest Speaker “My Faces”
Koç University - İstanbul

December, 2014 Workshop Leader at LAU
Lebanese American University – Beirut

February, 2013 The London Book Fair Project
British Council & PEN - İstanbul & London

October, 2012 Istanbul Design Guide
Zero Magazine & İstanbul Design Biennial – İstanbul

― FEATURED PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

May 2018 Novum Magazine
World of Graphic Design - Munich

June 2018 Page Magazine
Das Magazin der Kreativbranche - Hamburg

June 2017 Page Magazine
Das Magazin der Kreativbranche - Hamburg

March 2017 Design Training
Rikuyosha – Tokyo

September 2016 IdN Magazine (v23n3)
International Designers' Network - Hong Kong

September, 2016 Manifold
Online Essays - İstanbul

July, 2016 SendPoints
It's My Type - Shanghai

July, 2015 Istanbul Art News
Art & Culture Newspaper - Istanbul

November, 2014 Slanted Mag - Issue 24
Typography Magazine - Germany

November, 2013 BranD Mag - Issue 11
Global Brand Design Magazine - Hong Kong

May, 2013 Graphic Design Mag - Issue 53
Visual Communication Magazine - İstanbul

July, 2012 Top Graphic Design Series
Hightone Publishers - Shanghai

June, 2012 Mastering Type
How Magazine | Books - Ohio

March, 2012 Touch-Inspiración Mag - Issue 04
Wondering Publishing - Shanghai


― JURY MEMBER

May, 2017 Kırmızı Awards
Zorlu Center - İstanbul

January, 2015 61st Annual of Type Directors Club
Pratt Institute - New York

September, 2013 Poland Turkey Logo Design
STGU (Polish Ass. of App. Graphic Designers) - Warsaw

May, 2013 32th Graphic Design Exhibition
Turkish Society of Graphic Design – İstanbul


― WORKSHOPS, SPEAKS & COLLECTIVE PROJECTS

November, 2016 Guest Speaker at Koç University
Koç University - İstanbul

August, 2015 Workshop Leader at Yahşibey
Emre Senan Foundation for Design - İzmir

November, 2015 Guest Speaker at Koç University
Koç University - İstanbul

December, 2014 Workshop Leader at LAU
Lebanese American University – Beirut

February, 2013 The London Book Fair Project
British Council & PEN - İstanbul & London

October, 2012 Istanbul Design Guide
Zero Magazine & İstanbul Design Biennial – İstanbul

― FEATURED PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

May 2018 Novum Magazine
World of Graphic Design - Munich

June 2018 Page Magazine
Das Magazin der Kreativbranche - Hamburg

June 2017 Page Magazine
Das Magazin der Kreativbranche - Hamburg

March 2017 Design Training
Rikuyosha – Tokyo

September 2016 IdN Magazine (v23n3)
International Designers' Network - Hong Kong

September, 2016 Manifold
Online Essays - İstanbul

July, 2016 SendPoints
It's My Type - Shanghai

July, 2015 Istanbul Art News
Art & Culture Newspaper - Istanbul

November, 2014 Slanted Mag - Issue 24
Typography Magazine - Germany

November, 2013 BranD Mag - Issue 11
Global Brand Design Magazine - Hong Kong

May, 2013 Graphic Design Mag - Issue 53
Visual Communication Magazine - İstanbul

July, 2012 Top Graphic Design Series
Hightone Publishers - Shanghai

June, 2012 Mastering Type
How Magazine | Books - Ohio

March, 2012 Touch-Inspiración Mag - Issue 04
Wondering Publishing - Shanghai


― JURY MEMBER

May, 2017 Kırmızı Awards
Zorlu Center - İstanbul

January, 2015 61st Annual of Type Directors Club
Pratt Institute - New York

September, 2013 Poland Turkey Logo Design
STGU (Polish Ass. of App. Graphic Designers) - Warsaw

May, 2013 32th Graphic Design Exhibition
Turkish Society of Graphic Design – İstanbul


― WORKSHOPS, SPEAKS & COLLECTIVE PROJECTS

November, 2016 Guest Speaker at Koç University
Koç University - İstanbul

August, 2015 Workshop Leader at Yahşibey
Emre Senan Foundation for Design - İzmir

November, 2015 Guest Speaker at Koç University
Koç University - İstanbul

December, 2014 Workshop Leader at LAU
Lebanese American University – Beirut

February, 2013 The London Book Fair Project
British Council & PEN - İstanbul & London

October, 2012 Istanbul Design Guide
Zero Magazine & İstanbul Design Biennial – İstanbul