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D U R U   E K Ş İ O Ğ L U

 an Istanbul-based illustrator and multidisciplinary artist

Meet Duru, the illustration powerhouse with a degree in graphic design and a passion for all things creative! Born in 1991 in Istanbul – she is a typical gemini. With her BA and MA in tow, she ventured out into the wild world of freelancing and has been wowing clients ever since. She has a special talent for creating designs that are not only stunning but also easy to understand, making her a favorite among children’s book publishers and food companies. She’s a true master of her craft, and her dedication to her clients and her work is second to none. So if you’re looking for an illustration that will knock your socks off and leave a lasting impression, Duru’s your girl!


Please send an e-mail to durueksioglu@gmail.com for the collaborations, and commissions or just to say hey!



2017 Pictoplasma Academy – Character Design, Berlin

2013-17 Yeditepe University – Graphic Design MA, Istanbul

2009-13 Dogus University – Graphic Design BA, Istanbul


41. Graphic Design Exhb. GMKBest Social Media Post & Story Design2022


Sadece Defter2023

Kültür Sanat Haritası2021

Campaign Turkey2020

Alem Dergisi – 2016

Teve2 – Trend Topic – 2015


TRT2 Eskiz – Documentary 2024

Belleville Editions – 2015

Soapbox Press – 2014

Cut Magazine – 2014

TAK Kadikoy 2013

Young Talents 2012

Group Exhibitions

41. Graphic Design Exhb. GMK – MSGSÜ Tophane-i Amire (tr) ‘22

UNDP Turkey – Violence Against Women Exhibition (tr) ‘22

Uzun Karantina Günlerinden Kısa Hikayeler – CoBAC (tr) ‘21

Illustrators Platform – Ma Sanat (tr) ‘20

Illustrators Platform – Bmkm (tr) ‘19

Face to Face – La Visione Art Gallery (tr) ’18

Woman in Life III – Gallery Abay (tr) ’18

Pictoplasma Academy All Stars – Urban Spree (de) ’18

Sanata Bi’Yer – Bomontiada (tr) ’17

Print Exchange/Just A Second – Brooklyn Art Library (usa) ’15

Sketchbook Project – Brooklyn Art Library (usa) ’13-14