I’m Carilla Karahan an award winner graphic designer and illustrator based in Istanbul/Turkey. I’m working as a freelancer and in free times I like to experiment with the shapes and types, to searching the new ways to visualize. I got inspiration from everyday objects, I try to see not easily noticable features. My main purpose is to gain experience from past work and always improve my skills.



  • Graphic Stories Cyprus 2020, 1st prize in International Student Category
  • 4th International Poster Competition, Finalist, Top 100 Posters, İstanbul/Turkey
  • Bolu international poster competition, Finalist
  • Poznan Art Week 2020, “Remedy” theme poster competition, 2nd Prize


  • Mut Zur Wut 2019 Poster Competition, Selected to the Top 30 Winner Posters, Germany
  • 4. International Poster Biennale Lublin, 3rd Prize in “Clean Air” category, Lublin/Poland
  • Graphic Matters Graphic Design Festival 2019 – Top 5 VIP Winners, Breda/Netherlands
  • Weltformat Newcomer Awards 2019 – Top 20 Nomitated Posters, Luzern/Switzerland
  • 3rd International Poster Competition, Finalist, Top 100 Posters, İstanbul/Turkey
  • KFC Turkey 30. Anniversary Special Bucket Design, Top 10 Finalist, Turkey
  • GMK 38. Graphic Design Exhibition, Achievement Award in Cultural/Social Poster Category İstanbul/Turkey
  • 10th Human Rights Documentary Film Days Poster Competition, Honorable Mention Award, İzmir/Turkey
  • 3th December International Day of Disabled Persons “Engel/Sizken” Poster Competition, 1st Prize Award. İstanbul/Turkey



  • “Visualize Music” Exhibition at Ame Laroc Festival in Brazil
  • Poznan Art Week 2020, Online Exhibition
  • EtnoKrakow Festival 2020, Online Exhibition


  • Posterrorism: “Economical Terrorism” Poster Competition, Finalist (2 Posters), Exhibition in South Korea
  • GMK 40th Year Anniversary, Exhibition in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul/Turkey
  • “100th Anniversary Atatürk and National Struggle” Poster Competition, Selected for Exhibition in Samsun/Turkey
  • PosterJam Showcase, Group Exhibition in The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Romania
  • 4. International Poster Biennale Lublin 2019, Selected (2 Posters) for Exhibition in Lublin/Poland
  • LAG 2019 Poster Contest, Selected (2 Posters) for Exhibition in Cieszyn/Poland
  • 15th “Jazz in the Ruins” Festival, “Jazz is a Man’s Thing” Theme, Exhibition in Gliwice/Poland
  • Peace Be With You! International poster project, Exhibition in Moscow/Russia
  • Dream Gigs Illustrated, Group Exhibition in ICAF 2019, Istanbul/Turkey
  • The Peru Design Biennial: 3. International Poster Competition, Finalist, Exhibition in Peru
  • 16th International Biennale of Theatre Poster – YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION 2019, Finalist
  • Notre-Dame de Paris International Poster Campaign, Exhibition in Ivano-Frankivsk/Ukraine
  • Escucha Mi Voz Poster Competition, “I, Metropoli” Theme, Exhibition in Mexico/Argentina
  • Madrid Grafica 2019, Top 100 Posters, Exhibition in Plaza de Oriente/Spain
  • Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2019, Poster Exhibition in Glasgow/UK


  • 55th Troia Festival Poster Competition, Selected for Exhibition in Çanakkale/Turkey