Born in Turkey in 1960. He graduated from the Department of Graphic Design of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University in 1984. A professional graphic designer and illustrator, Çekiç works from his own studio Savaş Çekiç Design, established in 1987, and specializes in packaging, corporate identity, publication and book design and illustration as well as posters, brochures, catalogues, annual reports, calendars, and agendas. He is the owner/art director of the magazine named "No Design" specialising in the field of social Design.
He acted as design consultant for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Theaters where he was responsible for the design of all the visual material in 1995–1997. He was appointed member of the board of directors of the Turkish Association of Graphic Designers in 1996–1997. He has been instructor of design at the Department of Graphic Arts of the School of Fine Arts at Marmara University since 1997. Since 2009, he has been in charge of design consultancy for the Bakırköy Municipality Theaters and responsible for the design of all of the visual materials.
His works have been represented in important museums such as the Lahti Museum, the Ogaki Museum, the Dansk Plakat Museum, the Zurich Poster Museum. His poster design has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions in Turkey and also in biennials and triennials worldwide. His work has won him many national and international awards and has been published in renowned graphic design magazines such as Graphis, Novum and Grafik Tasarım (Turkey). In 2010, he acted as the curator and director of the 1st MUIPBiennial (Marmara University International Invitational Poster Biennial).