Gunes Kurtkaya received his BA degree in Visual Communication Design at Istanbul Bilgi University. After graduation he worked as an art director in NR1 TV, Eggrobot Digital Creative Agency and Enstitu-Istanbul. Also, he is co-founder of Port300 Design Studio. Currently working as a freelancer across Europe.

During his career he worked together with a number of high profile clients including: Absolut, Chivas Regal, Johnnie Walker, Volkswagen, Pfizer, Sony and TAV Airports. In here, you will find a selection of works designed for clients, agencies as well as self initiated projects for multiple mediums, from photography to motion design.


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Skills:

Motion graphics design, broadcast design, channel id and visual creation.
Graphic design, brand identity visuals, logo design.
Interactive design, user interface design.
Digital photography, 35mm / medium / large format photography, b&w and color print experience.
Following new technologies on computer graphics and picking up quickly.
Building and leading highly motivated multi-disciplinary creative teams.
Good sense of color and composition.
Experienced on working in tight or long schedules with in large or small teams.
Attended a Visual Communication Design Academy for 4 years.

Software Knowledge:

Strong knowledge of; Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand, InDesign, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Premiere, Edius, After Effects, Dragonframe.
Fundamental knowledge of; Cinema 4D, Maya, Realflow.

Employment History:

Bentego, Istanbul, Turkey 5/2013– Present
Motion Designer/ Creative Director
Responsibilities: 2d animation, illustration, video editing, concept development; managing creative department of 8+ illustrators, videographers and animators.

Lunaparkfilm, Istanbul, Turkey 6/2012– 1/2013
Motion Designer/ Creative Director
Responsibilities: Stop motion, 2d animation, graphic design, video editing, concept development.

PORT300 Design Studio, Istanbul, Turkey 4/2009– 5/2012
Co-Founder/ Designer/ Project Manager
Responsibilities: 2d animation, graphic design, video editing, seo&sem analytics.

Eggrobot Digital Creative Agency & Altıncıduyu, Istanbul, Turkey 7/2008– 3/2009
Art Director/ Web Designer
Responsibilities: web design, user interface design, banner&mailing, video editing, post-production.

NR1 TV & Fashion One TV, Istanbul, Turkey 8/2007– 7/2008
Art Director/ Motion Graphics Designer
Responsibilities: channel id and visuals creation, motion graphics design, brodcast design, editing&montage.

Fil Adam Advertising Agency, Istanbul, Turkey 10/2005 – 4/2006
Jr. Art Director
Responsibilities: print media design&execution, logo design, product photography .

Education:

Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul/Turkey
Department of Visual Communication Design, BA Degree,2007

Languages:

Turkish {Native}, English {Fluent}, German {Beginner} Italian {Beginner}


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Contact:

Gunes Kurtkaya
phone: (ch)+41 76 306 20 52
(tr)+90 541 263 18 08
website: www.guneskurtkaya.com
e-mail: guneskurtkaya@gmail.com