Profile

Çağrı Çankaya is a strategic, multidisciplinary designer, illustrator & art director with an eye for innovation and pixel perfection who was born in 01.01.1984 Bursa – Turkey. He is also known as “Designer on the road” in social media since he is the first and only designer who traveled the world just by doing design, without any personal saving and credit card between 2011 – 2014. During his world trip he has worked in more than 30 design or advertising agencies located in 23 countries. In 3 years he has traveled around 84.000 km, has been in 45 cities and has given lectures in 25 universities on the road. He wrote his insights for two international design magazines “Pool” and “Newwebpick” montly. His works are featured in many international publications, books, magazines, web sites and even in tv shows many times.

 

From scuba diving in Bali to running from angry bulls of Costa Rica he did almost all the extreme sports and also interesting or dangerous local traditions all around the world. One of them was making the world’s first design on air in South Africa. He jumped from an airplane from 11.000 feet and design a logo for his own design studio “DOTR” with 200km/h free fall speed. He became one of the main characters of a real video game project in Ukraine and a Chinese life style magazine selected him “best living man of the year” in 2012. His journey has been selected as one of the most inspiring world trips of all times by Tochka and his new life style has became a song, an ad campaign and many other things. He inspired many other artists and designers in different fields. In 2014 he started to give lectures in Kadir Has University Advertising Department in Istanbul. In 2015 he has won the award of “Ten outstanding young person” by JCI.

 

He has worked for both local and international clients, from small start ups to large firms and with every client he found it immensely rewarding, bringing the ideas they developed together to life.

 

For more info feel free to check his resume.

 

Experience

  • ANL Creative 14.03.2016 - Present Turkey Bursa Creative Director
  • Lots Istanbul 24.11.2014 - 14.03.2016 Turkey Istanbul Head of Art
  • Speaker Agency 21.03.2015 - Present Turkey Istanbul Keynote Speaker
  • DOTR 11.07.2011 - Present Turkey Istanbul Founder - Designer
  • Kadir Has University 01.02.2014 - 01.08.2014 Turkey Istanbul Lecturer
  • Connext 11.11.2013 - 02.12.2013 Albania Tirana Art Director
  • Via Media 21.10.2013 - 11.11.2013 Bosnia Sarajevo Art Director
  • Br log 07.11.2013 - 21.11.2013 Croatia Zagreb Art Director
  • Indi Design 24.09.2013 - 07.10.2013 Germany Berlin Art Director
  • Think Digital 10.09.2013 - 24.09.2013 Romania Bucharest Art Director
  • Leo Burnett 11.02.2013 - 05.03.2013 Guatemala Guatemala City Art Director
  • Lowe 28.01.2013 - 11.02.2013 El Salvador San Salvador Art Director
  • Lowe 14.01.2013 - 28.01.2013 Honduras Tegucigalpa Art Director
  • Quazar 27.12.2012 - 14.01.2013 Costa Rica San Jose Art Director
  • Havas 10.12.2012 - 27.10.2012 Colombia Medellin Art Director
  • JWT 26.11.2012 - 10.12.2012 Brazil Sao Paulo Art Director
  • Havas 15.05.2012 - 08.06.2012 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Art Director
  • Furia 29.10.2012 - 12.11.2012 Argentina Buenos Aires Art Director
  • Arctic Circle 14.10.2012 - 31.10.2012 South Africa Cape Town Art Director
  • Now Boarding 01.10.2012 - 15.10.2012 South Africa Cape Town Art Director
  • Mc Cann 08.06.2012 - 07.07.2012 Sri Lanka Colombo Art Director
  • MAWS 15.05.2012 - 08.06.2012 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Art Director
  • Good Karma 13.04.2012 - 14.05.2012 Indonesia Bali Art Director
  • Amuse Group 26.03.2012 - 16.04.2012 China Beijing Art Director
  • FCFSA 26.03.2012 - 16.04.2012 Ukraine Kiev Art Director
  • Continuum 07.11.2011 - 01.12.2011 South Korea Seoul Art Director
  • Lowe 10.10.2011 - 06.11.2011 Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Art Director
  • Digital Zoo 19.09.2011 - 10.10.2011 Thailand Chiang Mai Art Director
  • IGOA 29.08.2011 - 18.09.2011 India Goa Art Director
  • Indi Design 01.08.2011 - 29.08.2011 India Pune Art Director
  • DFO 11.07.2011 - 31.07.2011 India Mumbai Art Director
  • Republica 02.08.2010 - 12.05.2011 Turkey Istanbul Art Director
  • Y&R 10.06.2007 - 22.03.2010 Turkey Istanbul Jr. Art Director
  • Graphic Design Magazine 11.10.2004 - 14.11.2006 Turkey Izmir Editor - Writer
  • Limitless 05.05.2004 - 10.07.2006 Turkey Izmir Graphic Designer

Selected Clients

Specialties

Advertising Art Direction Branding & Identity Consultancy Concept Development Content Development Commercials Event Design Exhibition Design Graphic Design Interface Design Illustration Interactive Design Packaging Photography Re-touching Social Media Managing Video editing Writing Website Design

Travels

Loves

  • Driving
  • Typography
  • Moody lights
  • Video Games
  • Turkish breakfast
  • Batman
  • Novels
  • Music
  • Traveling
  • Toys
  • İskender kebap
  • Cabrio sport cars
  • Nature
  • Caravans
  • People

Hates

  • Traffic jams
  • Comic Sans
  • White fluorescent
  • Ego wars
  • Cornfleks
  • Superman
  • Acrostic poems
  • Construction sounds
  • Crying babies
  • Cables
  • Sannakji
  • Mini vans
  • Fur clothing
  • Limousines
  • People

Selected Quotes

“To live you need freedom, and to have freedom you need time.”

Aldous Huxley

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Oscar Wilde

“It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas A. Edison

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

Tim Cahill

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. ”

Mark Twain

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Mark Twain

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”

James Michener

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”

Mohammed

“I don't want to earn my living, I want to live.”

Oscar Wilde

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”

G. K. Chesterton

“When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.”

Edward Dahlberg

“There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

Christopher Morley

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

St. Augustine

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?”

George Bernard Shaw

“Do it now not later.”

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