-ous! Studio is an award-winning, multidisciplinary design studio based in Istanbul. Its focuses mainly on branding and product, design, project development for digital and printed media.

Gizem Kara

Member of GMK
Co-Founder -ous! Studio

Gizem Kara was born in 1992, Kayseri. After completing her bachelor’s study in Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, she started her master’s in 2018.

Before establishing her own design studio, she gained experience as Art Director at Lunapark Retail & Production Design and TBWA for over three years. In 2018, she co-founded “-ous! Studio” along with her partner Caner Çokbulan.

Gizem Kara is a multi-awarded graphic designer and a member of Graphic Designers Professional Association of Turkey (GMK). Her works exhibited at TDC, GMK, Grafist, Base Istanbul, Design Week Turkey, and ico-D. In 2018, she granted “Eczacıbaşı Young Designer of the Year Special Award” at 37th Graphic Designers Exhibition. Following the success, in 2019, she won “Typographic Excellence” award, given by 65th Type Directors Club (TDC). Her work exhibited in 16 countries throughout the globe.

She continues to work under her co-found, “-ous! Studio”.











Caner Çokbulan

Member of GMK
Co-Founder -ous! Studio
Academician

Caner Çokbulan was born in 1989, Istanbul. After completing his bachelor’s study in Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, he started his master’s in 2017.

Before establishing his own design studio, he gained experience as Art Director at April Publishing, Lom Creative, and Daniska Creative Agency for many years. In 2018, he co-founded “-ous! Studio” along with her partner Gizem Kara.

Along his professional career as a graphic designer, Caner Çokbulan also has an academic profession at the Graphic Design Department of Aydın University.

Caner Çokbulan is a multi-awarded graphic designer and a member of Graphic Designers Professional Association of Turkey (GMK). His works exhibited at GMK, Design Week Turkey, and Grafist. He was also part of the team that created “Starting From Zero”, Turkey’s very first moving poster design exhibition.

He continues to work under his co-found, “-ous! Studio”.