Visual Artist & Designer

Istanbul > Berlin



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About Esra

A native of Istanbul, artist and designer Esra Gülmen now lives in Berlin. It’s a city with which she has (in her own words) a ‘love-love relationship’, balancing her creative life of solo art exhibitions with her role as Head of Design at Heimat Berlin advertising agency.

As a globally recognized creative, she makes noise for work that revolves around human psychology, and disarms the tiny struggles of everyday life, including living and working in a new country. We spoke with Esra about her inspiring journey from Istanbul to Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Berlin, why her work feeds on the city's chaos, and a few of her favorite places.


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