My work and research focus on the interrelationship between image and text in the construction of meaning through graphic language. This website gives an overview of my investigation through my design work, teaching and research in Istanbul and in London.

Developing Citizen Designers
Eye Magazine Issue 89
Eye Blog 2015
Yahsibey Design Workshops 2014
How Did We Get Here SALT Beyoglu
How Did We Get Here images
Eye Magazine Blog March 2014
Eye Magazine Blog July 2013
Buckinhamshire New University
SALT Talk, 19 April 2011
Etapes International Magazine
Interview with Gulizar Cepoglu
Eye Magazine Blog
LCC Blog

CEEI Universite de Paris VII
Marmara University
Istanbul Design Week
Mimar Sinan
Fine Arts University

...Life, complexity, design experience, transference and meaning (Artist's book, 2000, London)

The design process is complex; design is not about simplifying messages. Nor is it necessarily about presenting ideas in an uncomplicated manner achieved via a “one size fits all” problem solving methodology. Lived experience is so diverse, dispersed, discursive, so multifaceted that complexity takes over.

I’d written these notes before settling into my chair with a new book. I opened a page at random to find this quote from Katherine and Michael McCoy, and read in their words, what I’d just been thinking. Was it a coincidence, a moment of truth, or an act of recognition? Either way that moment remains part of my design process.

The transference or communication of an experience by means of graphic language necessitates the production of a new form of writing and therefore reading. My design-based research concentrates on exploring the possibilities of evolving such structures and systems.

Katherine McCoy
and Michael McCoy
The New Cranbrook
Design Discourse