BERLIN, GERMANY // Esra Gülmen (1986, Istanbul) is a visual artist and designer working as a head of design at Heimat, Berlin.
After studying interior design, she worked as an assistant professor, taught basic design at Marmara Faculty of Fine Arts. After 2 years of working as an academic, she moved to Germany and started her new career as an art director and designer at Ogilvy Frankfurt. Later on she switched over to Ogilvy Amsterdam. She has won many international awards including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Eurobest, Epica, LIA, ADC Germany.
Esra is a member of ADC Germany and four times in a row she was selected to 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide from Lürzer's Archive Magazine.
Her artworks evolve around human psychology and the tiny struggles of everyday life. For Esra, practicing art is a form of self therapy.
She has exhibited her art in many group shows and opened three solo shows so far in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Berlin.