WHO AM I?
Coming from a graphic designer background in Istanbul, I moved to the Netherlands to experience new challenges and to equip myself with new skills. I met these challenges head-on when I enrolled in the combined Master’s Scientific Illustration from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. I graduated in June 2019.
WHAT INSPIRES ME?
From my earliest recollection, I have been told that I am a good observer, with an enormous curiosity about the unknown, and an urge to dig deep into any subject matter. I like observing one aspect from multiple angles. As a scientific illustrator, I see myself as a professional, who is able to carefully evaluate technical, scientific and visual information that makes up the skillset of a visual storyteller. I am able to perceive small details in references to create accurate and in-depth illustrations. My artwork serves as a bridge between the increasing scientific intricacy and variability of the audience, for which I try to narrow the gap as much as possible. And my traditional artistic skills have proved useful in uncovering my creativity and have been used as a stepping-stone, to develop my other skill sets. I expanded still within other disciplinary areas, such as surgery and dissections.