Mehmet Kizilay is the founder of Kraken Istanbul. Born in Tekirdag, Turkey, in 1981. Studied Digital Media Production at Oxford Brookes University. He’s been directing and designing film and television title sequences, television commercials and TV channel id packages since 2007. He began his career at Trafo as Head of Motion Graphics Department. In 2008, then became creative director and partner at Dirty Cheap Creative in Istanbul.
In 2014, he founded Kraken Istanbul, where he leads a team of artists designing film and television main title sequences, commercials and branding identity packages. Kizilay received numerous international and local design honours, including a Gold Prize from the Bass Awards and an Emmy nomination with titles he designed for HBO’s Silicon Valley in the Outstanding Title Design category. Kizilay is also an academician at Istanbul Bahcesehir University teaching Motion Graphics to young ones. He also holds jury duties at local award ceremonies like Crystal Apple and he has consultancy roles at the executive committee under the Motion & Title Design peer group in Istanbul.
2018 Kirmizi Awards Best Animation
2016 Crystal Apple Best Animation
2014 Emmy Awards Outstanding Title Design
2013 Bassawards Best Channel Rebranding
2013 Crystal Apple Best Animation
2012 Crystal Apple Best Animation