Head of Design
Esra Gülmen (1986, Istanbul) is a Visual Artist and Designer working as a Head of Design at Heimat, Berlin.
After studying interior design, she worked as an Assistant Professor, taught Basic Design at Marmara Fine Arts Faculty. After 2 years of working as an academician, she moved to Germany and started her new career as an art director at Ogilvy Frankfurt. After Frankfurt, she moved to Amsterdam and continued working for Ogilvy for two more years. She has won many international awards including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Eurobest, Epica, LIA, ADC Germany. Esra is a member of ADC Germany and four times in a row she was selected to 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide from Lürzer's Archive Magazine.
As an artist, she loves to blend illustration and typography into artworks. She has exhibited her art in many group shows so far and opened her first solo show called ''13'' which includes 13 limited edition screen prints in Amsterdam. Currently, she is working on her new solo show with the Hamburg based XH Collective.