Murat Dorkip

He was born in Ankara in 1955 and graduated from the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Graphic Arts in 1976. From 1976 to 2005 he had participated in domestic and international exhibitions and received many awards. He was among jury members in many national competitions and worked as the member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Graphic Designers and ARD. Since 1978, he has been the art director of the Rekmay Ltd. which is co-founded by him. He was among the founders of the Graphic Arts Department of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Başkent, and has been lecturing and delivering speeches in the Hacettepe, Bilkent and Anadolu Universities for the last 23 years.
Also providing consultancy service on strategic communication for a number of companies, Murat Dorkip has focused his studies on Perception and Brand Management as well as Typography. Dorkip was also responsible for managing the visual communications of the centennial events of the Turkish Air Force, including the development of a centennial logotype. Furthermore, in that same year, in the ‘F-16 SOLOTÜRK Project’ of the Turkish Air Force, he was the graphic designer of the F-16 fighter jets and was responsible for managing the corporate identity of the whole project. (Solotürk Project became the winner project in 2011 in the GMK, Outdoor design branch. Again in July 2011, in ‘Air Tattoo’, one of the biggest air shows of the world, Solotürk Project won the biggest and most prestigious award with its design and its corporate communication strategy.)
Since 2010, Murat Dorkip is a member of the Turkish Design Advisory Council as the representative of the Graphic Designers.
He had two personal exhibitions in which his own works were presented.

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