1946, Yalikoy, Ordu, Turkey
Karamustafa studied graphic design at the Fine Arts Academy Istanbul (IDGSA). Completed MA and PhD studies in Mimar Sinan University and became associate professorin 2005, professor in 2011. Teaches at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul since 1989. 1997: initiated Grafist, an educationally based international graphic design event in Istanbul. 1967-79 worked in publishing companies and advertising agencies. 1979-1999 worked freelance. 2000: founded Karamustafa Design Ltd. with his daughter Ayse Karamustafa, active in social and cultural design. He designed posters, books, magazines, corporate identity programmes, catalogues, environmental projects, fair stands on history, archeology, photography, literature, fine arts, variable events, political activities for museums, publishers, art galleries NGOs and corporations.Solo shows on his work have been organized at: Biblioteque Pablo Neruda, Grenoble, France, 1988; Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran 1999; DDD Gallery, Osaka 2002; GGG Gallery , Tokyo, 2003; Design Museum, Nagoya, 2003. Between 1981 and 2009, won more than 50 awards in the annual exhibitions of GMK, the Turkish Society of Graphic Designers. Awarded special price at the Asia Graphic Poster Triennial, Seoul 2000 and Honorary Diploma award at Plovdiv International Poster Exhibition, 2000. He lectures, leads workshops and is a jury member for international design competitions all over the world. He was vice-president of Icograda, 1995-1999. Member of AGI since 1997.