Art Director for Advertising


About me


Hi, I am Alpay.

I opened my eyes in Istanbul in 1978. Over the years, I had experiences in advertising and design agencies working for a variety of business fields, and had the privilege working in several different countries.

I continued my career in big and small sized agencies after my internship at Ogilvy during my high school summer break. After a four year BFA Graphic Design degree, between 2003-2006, I have worked at Leo Burnett and Young&Rubicam Istanbul as a Jr. and then Art Director. I have won several domestic and international advertising awards including Cannes Young Creatives and CopyBreak Grand Prix. I am an underwater rugby player and a movie lover.

I came to New York City in 2007 as a Parsons MFA Design and Technology student and assistant to the department. After my graduation, I have worked for 2 years for several design and ad agencies in NYC such as Lippincott and Porter Novelli as a freelance Art Director. In 2010, I have moved to Istanbul to start my own boutique design agency AG Design. For eight years, I have served several clients and designed and produced print and digital projects under AG Design. In 2018, I moved back to New York City and continuing designing as an Art Director / Designer.

Freelance Experiences

  • Lippincott
  • Porter Novelli
  • Fleishman Hillard
  • Alpha
  • Genbil / Automerge

Agency Experiences

  • Ogilvy / Istanbul
  • Leo Burnett / Istanbul
  • Young & Rubicam / Istanbul

Computer Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • In Design
  • Dreamweaver
  • Wordpress
  • Sketch
  • Invision
  • After Effects
  • Sketch-up
  • Autodesk Maya


  • Cannes Young Creatives
  • CopyBreak - Print Category First Place
  • CopyBreak - Print Category Grand Prix Winner
  • Vital Academy Poster Award