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You may ask, which of these titles is the owner of this site. Creative Director? Art director? Artist? Designer? Illustrator? Or all of these? When the total experience exceeds 30 years, it becomes difficult for the designer to describe himself briefly.
Ural Akyuz started his artistic career at the age of 14-15 at different publishing houses professionally drawing illustrations for magazines and preparing comics. At that time, he received the closest and most relevant education to this subject and in 1991 graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Graphics.
After his education, he taught art and painting in public schools for a short time. He prepared illustrations before, during and after his education, sold and published them to various publishing houses. He produced many children's books at the time and some of them are still for sale. He has made hundreds of book cover illustrations and designs, and has made numerous illustrations for many leading publishing houses and advertising agencies from the press industry. Apart from these pictures, thousands of his works were also used in customer-based promotional campaigns he prepared. Apart from that, he wrote articles in various magazines about art and art education and prepared educational studies.
Always putting his paintings above design-oriented works, the artist felt more free and creative in his paintings. Although he has worked on many different subjects, the subject he felt most creative in the developing world and market environment was fantasy, science fiction, history and portraits. He prepared paintings with charcoal and ink, as well as mainly focused on oil paints, acrylic, gouache and digital works. He worked with gouache and acrylic in his early paintings, and in his last period works, he produces oil paint and digital technique because they are more indestructible.
In particular, he didn't make an effort to win an award. But due to the nature of his work he was honored with some awards. Dan Poytner's Global Best eBook Covers Gold Award, Top 10 Finisher from Preditors & Editors Reader Poll, Best Magazine Cover Artwork, Authors DB Silver Award, TPAO (Turkey Petroleum Corporation) Special Art Award, KSO (Kocaeli Chamber of Industry) Jury Special Honor Prize...
He became the primary artist in the world-famous Heavy Metal Fantasy magazine and his works were among the most famous fantasy artists of the world, and 4 full pages were featured in the magazine's main gallery. He served as a jury in the selection and awarding of the works of some graphic, photography, illustration and art catalogs. He has interviews in different magazines and joint exhibitions he attends.
He works with his clients from different locations around the world and from time to time he finds the opportunity to work with other artists in his visual management works. Apart from that, he also works as a Graphic Designer, Art Director, User Interface Designer and Creative Director in various companies and serves many customers. He can live in the United States and Turkey. However, instead of entering local customer connections in a certain place, he always aims to improve himself by entering into connections with different countries in the world.