Born in 1954, in Konya. After graduation from İzmir Kolej in 1971, attended engineering department of Bosphorus University for one year, then quit. Graduate of Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts (IDGSA). School of Applied Industrial Arts (UESYO). While he was a student, he worked as a cartoonist in Istanbul Reklam. After graduation, he became a teaching assistant at the same school.
A professional graphic designer and animation artist. Took part in founding of recognized advertising agencies Yorum, Markom Reklamcılık, Klan and Euro RSCG Turkey as a partner. As creative director, he led and supervised many communication campaigns, corporate ID design and publication projects. Drew cartoons and illustrations for daily newspapers, worked for NGO’s voluntarily. His cartoon album ‘Karakatür’ was published by Metis Publishing House. Designed book covers and illustrations. His works were exhibited and admitted in museums in Canada, France, Switzerland, Korea, Czech Republic, Germany and İran. Won numerous awards in various national animation film competitions and Turkish Society of Graphic Design exhibitions.
Exhibited work and conducted a workshop in 8th GraphIst. Joined to the international jury in 9th Tehran poster Biennial as a member. Produces work in contemporary arts as well. He had 15 personal exhibitions and took part in other national and international mixed exhibitions. He has been a member of the selection committee in various national and international competitions. Awarded in Breclaw Small Graphics Biennial. Served as a board member and President in Association of Animation Filmmakers and Turkish Society of Graphic Design.
Quit advertising in 2007 and started his own design studio. Lectured at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Faculty of Fine Arts Graphics Department through graphic projects until 2017, retired then. Currently he is occupied with Emre Senan Design Foundation which is a non-profit international center for design students, co-founded with Ayşegül İzer in 2005. He started the non-profit Yahşibey Design Workshops Project, he launched the website www.yahsiworkshops.com. Curated the 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition of Yahşibey Design Workshops in 2018. He has been active in design, animation and contemporary arts since 1980. He has two children. The works of the artist have been accepted to our museum by donation.
SELECTIONS FROM EXHIBITIONS
Private Summary/Imoga Art Space, 2020
Two in One (With Ayşegül İzer)/Imoga Art Space, 2018
Plates for an Unwritten Encyclopedia/Gallery Apel, 2016
Banal/Gallery Apel, 2014
Instant Rag/ Gallery Apel, 2012
Lobotomy Is Our Right, We Will Gauge It Out! / Gallery Apel, 2010
Two Printmaking Artists from Turkey (with Ayşegül İzer)/Vancouver 2009
İstanbul-Edmonton -İstanbul: Impressions From Turkey
(With Ayşegül İzer)/Edmonton-İstanbul 2007
Tables (Without Chairs)/ Gallery Apel 2007
Minutes of Meetings / İstanbul-Tahran-Eskişehir 2004-2007
80x120/ Atatürk Cultural Center 1992