Designer & Cartoonist
Doğan Arslan was born in 1970 in Turkey. He studied and graduated from the Graphic Design department at the Art and Design Faculty of Gazi University in 1993. He received a scholarship and went to New York to study master degree at the Pratt Institute, New York. He finished his master degree in 2000. Following year, he went to London to study his Ph.D in Art and Design at the University of East London. After receiving his doctorate degree from this university in 2007, he went back to New York to work as an Art Director/Designer in different companies. Later on, he went to Istanbul to establish a Visual Communication Design Department at the Istanbul Medeniyet University in 2013. He is currently teaching in this university as well as Işık and Yeditepe Universities in Istanbul.
His works were awarded 35 times in national and international competitions including; Two times of Graphis Gold and one times of Graphis Silver at Graphis Annual Poster competition, Third prize winner at the International Cow Festival, first and third prize winners at Aydın Doğan Cartoon Competition, First winner of International Homer Davenport Days, Second winner in Nasrettin Hoca Cartoon Competition and etc.
His works were chosen at the prestigious competitions and exhibition like, Poster for Tomorrow, International Poster Biennial in Mexico, International Triennial of the Political Poster Show in Mons, Mut Zur Wut Poster Exhibition, Virtual Biennial Prague, 4th Block IX International Eco-Poster Triennial, Peru Design Festival, International Cyprus Biennial, Sarajevo 100 Poster Project and etc.
He interested in art, design, illustration, cartoon and modern art. His works were published in many publications and catalogues as well as exhibited in galleries and museums.
He works and lives in Kadıköy / Istanbul