Mustafa Karakas is a designer focused on typography, editorial design and photography. Following his training as a technical design assistant, he studied mechanical engineering, as well as media communication in the design faculty of University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. He has already been awarded a prize for his work by the Art Directors Club Germany. Beyond that, his work has been nominated for the German Design Award 2013.
What do you understand by good communication design?
Conceptual and content-related work has to be the priority. It should always attempt to highlight new approaches to solving problems. Design has to trigger feelings and emotions, make people think, be fun, attract attention and, above all, work.
Which of your projects has been
the biggest challenge for you so far?
My work on “women’s rights”. Political and religious topics always present a particular challenge.
What inspires you?
Good work by other designers encourages me to dare
and provides me with motivation and inspiration. Positive
competition always helps to keep one on one’s toes.