Contact Info
kalkavan.murat@gmail.com
+90 536 992 2606
My name is Murat Kalkavan. Freelance illustrator based Istanbul, available for commission. Graduate of the Fine Arts Academy of Marmara University. I enjoy creating funny and humorous character designs & stickers, and game visuals of all kinds.
I try to emphasize the comical elements in my illustrations because I think humor has a strong, positive effect for the brands.

I have worked with various advertising agencies, such as Grey, Medina Turgul - DDB, Tribal Worldwide, Saatchi, Publicis, Alice BBDO, Leo Burnett, TBWA, cSection, Concept, 4129Grey and Rafineri.

I also provided visuals for a number of video game projects.
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Clients Include
Huawei, Snapchat, Oppo, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Nike, Pepsi, KFC, Siemens, Volkswagen, Adidas, Fiat, Nutella ...
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Awards
29th Crystal Apple Festival of Creativity 
1 Crystal, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
36th GMK Awards 
Achievement Award
26th Crystal Apple Festival of Creativity 
1 Silver

25th Crystal Apple Festival of Creativity 
1 Silver, 1 Bronze

9th Kırmızı Ad. Awards

Best illustration
23th Crystal Apple Festival of Creativity 
1 Silver
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Exhibitions & Talks
Masalz by Kruw / Group Exhibition
Mamut Art Project / Apr 2019
#Tasarimtomtomsokakta / Group Exhibition
Tomtom St. / Apr 2018
Mythz by Kruw / Group Exhibition
Mamut Art Project / Apr 2018
Illustrators Exhibition / Group Exhibition
Dada Salon Art Gallery /  2018
Flagz by Krüw / Group Exhibition
Kolektif House / Sep 2017
Chronicles (extended) / Group Exhibition
Zor / May 2017
Mamut Art Project 2017 / Group Exhibition
Kucukciftlik Park Istanbul / Apr 2017
VS by Kruw / Group Exhibition
Bant Mag. / Feb 2017
Canavarz with Kruw / Group Exhibition
KargArt / Sep 2016
Super Fantastik II - Istedigin Gibi / Group Exhibition
Leman Kultur / Sep 2016
Villainz with Kruw / Group Exhibition
Kolektif House / Jun 2016
Super Fantastik / Group Exhibition
Tight Aggressive / May 2016
Anatolian Rock Revival Project / Group Exhibition
Souq Karakoy / Apr 2016
90'z with Kruw / Group Exhibition
Hypestore Kadikoy / Apr 2016
(re)Happying / Group Exhibition
Addresistanbul / Feb 2016
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GMK Presentation / Speaker
Mar 2019
Krüw Talks / Speaker
Sep 2018
Women in Games / Speaker
Apr 2018
Dribbble İstanbul Meetup / Speaker
Sep 2017
Behance Portfolio Review Istanbul / Speaker
May 2017
Behance Portfolio Review Mersin / Speaker
Apr 2016
Behance Portfolio Review Istanbul / Speaker
May 2015
Turkcell Gelecegi Yazanlar Workshop / Instructor
Feb 2014
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