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Esen Karol — Istanbul, Turkey

For me, a good design is a very specific result of a unique encounter of things: certain people, certain places, a certain moment in time, certain technologies and certain monetary conditions meet for a certain production.

Esen Karol is a graphic designer who graduated from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul and also received a master’s degree in communication design from the Pratt Institute, New York. She set up her own Esen Karol Design Ltd. in Istanbul and currently concentrates on editorial design. Celebrated for her eye-catching typography, Karol has participated in several international exhibitions and design events including her solo poster exhibition “48 x 68” in 2002. She has also taught at Istanbul’s Bilgi University, where she brought her vast experience in typography and publication design to future Turkish design talents.

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