Throughout the years, I have participated in many arts, ceramics, drawing classes and workshops. These led me to develop my arts skills and after attending various summer schools in the U.K., I have come to discover how much I enjoy combining my arts skills with the digital world. I believe my focused education, and practical experiences so far have prepared me well for studying game art and design during my higher education.
This year, I finished a 30-hour program on “Maya” at the Anima VFX Animation School, Istanbul which is a top animations producer and school in Turkey. Creating a short animation with Maya gave me great satisfaction and insight into the field. Although game design and animation are very new industries in Turkey, I was also able to find a short internship in a company called Grafi2000 this past summer, where I assisted an animator and practiced using a 2D animation program called Moho. At the same time, in order to improve my technical skills, I started learning how to use the Wacom ProTablet and Photoshop Illustrator, which I believe will be beneficial in my future studies. In addition, I follow the latest developments and trends in this domain through “Gamasutra,” and am subscribed to “Oyunder,” a Turkish online site about the video game industry.
Further to my interest in game design, I have been attending courses at the Kadioglu Atelier in Istanbul three days a week since 2014, focusing on life and perspective drawing, improving my technical art skills and learning to work with different materials. I am working on a portfolio and one of the main themes of my work is mental disorders, particularly dissociative identity disorder. I have also recently explored the work of two Belgian artists who created a 3D metal maze and I am intrigued by the idea of ‘labyrinths.’ I hope to combine different aspects of these themes in my sketchbook and to go on design a game based on my sketches.
Since 2015, I have travelled to the U.K every summer and attended various summer schools there; and I know from my experiences that the U.K education system is a perfect fit with my aspirations. In July 2015, I successfully completed the “Young Creatives: EP ART& Design Workshop” at the University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins. Then, in 2016 July, I participated in the Cambridge Summer School of Visual Performing Arts and successfully completed the Film Making and Painting & Drawing Pathway. In 2017, I completed the UAL International Summer School, allowing me to visit and experience different art colleges. I also visited seven universities in the U.K in April 2017 and talked with their representatives about game art and design education. As a result, I have gained a very good understanding of the cultural and student life in the U.K and I have also improved my art vision. In addition, I believe the excellent design and gaming industry in the U.K, and the connections the colleges have with the industry, will provide me with unique opportunities for a future career in game design. Recently, I also have been noticing the cooperation between Turkish and UK game companies which may help my future career.
Since I joined the Tarabya British School in 10th grade, my English language skills and grades have improved progressively; and I was included in the “Dean’s Honours List” both in 2015 and 2016. I also completed the Duke of Edinburgh Youth Achievement Bronze Award program; and am currently preparing for silver. I am also reading and recording books or short articles for blind students as a volunteer for the “Six Points Association of Blinds” where my mother has been working as a volunteer teacher. I am also an amateur DJ, and I participated in DJ courses in Istanbul D Academia and still play as a hobby.
My main wish for the future is to be a creative games designer and to work in an innovative, leading games company; and I hope to be able to have the opportunity to start on this path in the U.K.
AT A GLANCE
TO BE CREATIVE GAME DESIGNER AND WORK IN WELL KNOWN ELECTRONIC GAME COMPANIES & ART
Iternship • Grafi200• JUNE 2017, Grafi2000 is one of the leading animation, commercials producers of Turkey
Humanist painter, loves nature & creatures, playing music as DJ, and enjoy with digital games
TARABYA BRITISH HIGH SCHOOL • 2015-PRESENT STUDY IN ARTS, TEACHING IN ENGLISH
76/100 • ACI SCHOOLS ISTANBUL. 2006/2015 Primary School and Secondary School; well-known private school
SUMMER SCHOOLS & WORKSHOPS / ATELIER
Canan Kadioglu Atelier since 2014- present, 3 days in a week working on drawing and improving art skills with the help of Turkish painter Mrs Aysegul
2017 July UAL International Summer School ,London UK
2017 April / May, Photoshop / Illustrator Course
2016 July Summer School in Cambridge School of Visual Performing Arts; successfully completed Film Making and Painting & Drawing Pathway
2015 July Summer School in University of the arts London, Central Saint Martins; successfully completed “Young Creatives: EP ART& Design Workshop 13-14”
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE OR LEADERSHIP
Duke of Edinburg Youth Achievement Award completed Bronze Award in 2016 and being prepared for silver.
Volunteer in Six points Association of Blinds; reading and recording books for blind students since 2017.
Helping students in East of Turkey by sending books, stationery etc regularly under my wish list program
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