MONROE IS A VISUAL AND EMOTIONAL CHANNEL.

 

We are a communications agency capable of designing stories your audience will listen to and engage with, through a deep understanding of visual and emotional communications and strong process management skills. 
We believe in creating work that is emotionally driven, creatively led and strategically executed. We also believe in work that is purposeful and quintessentially human. That's why our work functions for our clients' goals and enables sustainable human brands - hitting that sweet spot where logic meets magic.


Based in Istanbul & London, we work with clients across a wide range of categories and geographies, from initial brand strategy to campaign communications, design and production in all their many facets.

OUR SERVICES


BRAND ESTABLISHMENT
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Identity Consultancy
  • Naming
  • Visual Identity Design
  • Brand Identity Design
DESIGN
  • Design Consultancy
  • Logo & Brand Identity Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Atmosphere Design & Interior Graphics
  • Web Design and Development
CONCEPTUALIZATION
  • Communication Campaigns
  • Content Creation & Development
  • Storytelling Design
  • Information Architecture Design
CREATIVE PRODUCTION
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • Animation
  • Video Production
  • Art Projects

OUR TEAM


Hatice Çağlar

Co-founder & Creator of Opportunities
Hatice was born in Izmir and studied film in Turkey and the UK. She’s also the co-founder and director of ART BY CHANCE Ultra Short Film Festival, a public art event that takes place in over 20 countries worldwide.
Before ART BY CHANCE Hatice spent many years in publishing as an editor and a foreign rights coordinator, as well as a producer in film and advertising. She creates art projects on everyday life and the culture of living together. She's a cook, big time cat-lover, cinephile, psychology enthusiast and a firm believer in good encounters and magic.

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Onur Gökalp

Co-founder & Creative Director
Onur focuses primarily on branding, print, typography, publishing, communication and web design, and contemporary art. He also directs commercials and animation videos.
Onur is the chairman of Turkish Society of Graphic Designers (GMK).
He also works as the creative director for ART BY CHANCE Ultra Short Film Festival - a public art event that launched in 2010 that takes place across 20 countries around the world.
For the last four years, Onur has been lecturing on web design at Marmara University’s Graphic Design Department, his alma mater.

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Emirhan Akyüz

Sr. Art Director
Emirhan specialises in branding, typography, editorial, print, multimedia, video and animation. He is also a Lecturer on Multimedia at his alma mater, Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts.
Emirhan received many awards for his work. He loves animals, movies, riding his bike, and is interested in playing percussion instruments.
Emirhan is a member of Turkish Society of Graphic Designers (GMK).

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Nur Yıldırım

Creative Strategist & Content Designer
Nur believes in emotional and pragmatic storytelling. She is enthusiastic about words and short stories, as can be seen from her short story blog ‘Unexpectedly Short Stories’. Before Monroe, Nur worked in network and independent agencies where she won several awards for her scripts and many other projects.

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Oğul Girgin

Project Manager
Oğul studied Psychology and Art History at Tufts University. After working as an Art Director for 2 years, he decided to switch hats - yet he always keeps his old one close. He is a conservatory trained violinist, a lover of big words, an ‘80s synth enthusiast, and an aggressive supporter of the Oxford Comma.

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Gizem Kırmacı

Project Manager
Gizem graduated from Milan Polytechnic University’s Department of Industrial Design and attended a masters program in Brand Management and Communication at Istituto Europeo di Design. Throughout her academic years, she worked on many design and strategic branding projects. Huge fan of branding, after her studies she started her career as a brand manager and worked at creative agencies both in Milan and Istanbul. She is interested in sustainability in the fashion industry, she recently created a brand of designs made from leftover fabrics. She practices dancing, likes skiing and running.

Onur Kadıoğlu

Project Manager
He continues his masters degree on Arts and Cultural Management at Milan - Cattolica Del Sacro Coure University. During his studies he worked on projects based on development and awareness locally and internationally. He is a firm believer that the new definition of a work of genius is created by a group of people rather than an individual.

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Seda Yüksel

Art Director
Seda’s produced work predominantly on branding, print, typography and illustrations. She is currently pursuing a Graduate degree from the Department of Graphic Design in Mimar Sinan University. Seda believes that her work visualizes what people can not verbalize, and she enjoys working on understanding these unspoken riddles.
Seda is a member of the Turkish Society of Graphic Designers (GMK).

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Naci Mert

Graphic Designer
Naci attended Kocaeli University’s Department of Graphic Design, and is currently pursuing a degree in Photography from Marmara University. He was amongst the organizers of Fanzineist Istanbul International Fanzine Festival, and leads his personal fanzine project Banliyo Fanzin. A passionate gig photographer, Naci shot 504 gigs in 2019 alone.

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Oğuz Can Yazgı

Jr. Art Director
Oğuz Can graduated from Marmara University Graphic Design Department, he gained experience in various ads agencies. During this time, he became interested in the world of 3D design. Currently his focus on Print, Typography, and 3D design. He is currently studying for a masters degree at his alma mater. He likes evening walks, purple things and geek talks.
Oğuz Can is a member of the Turkish Society of Graphic Designers (GMK).

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Seyfi Ünlü

Jr. Art Director
Seyfi, pursues his bachelor's degree in Graphic Design at Mimar Sinan University. He is keen to explore his talents in motion design, branding, typography and cultural studies. He admires being lost within the worlds of letters, syllables, words and paragraphs. Seyfi is a member of Turkish Society of Graphic Designers (GMK).

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Bengisu Öçal

Project Assistant
A self-proclaimed creative philosopher, Bengisu is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Philosophy from Istanbul University. Throughout her academic life, she accumulated experience working in multiple agencies. Bengisu is a firm believer in the healing properties of communication and human relationships, and seeks to contribute to projects that understand and effect the human soul through her philosophical, sociological and psychological studies.

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