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About Me

Doğa Karaalp, 23 years old Turkey based concept artist and award-winning animation director, gradauted in 2022 from Budapest Metropolitan University Animation BA. 

I directed and produced an animated horror film "Paracosm" as my diploma project with a team of 12, screened in many festivals around the world and won 3 awards.

I am a team player, able to use many different mediums to tell a bigger story. Experienced in Adobe packages (Photoshop, Animate, After Effects, Premiere Pro), Blender, Zbrush and Substance Painter.

Looking for work as Concept Artist, Illustrator, Animator, Storyboard Artist, 2D&3D Game Artist.

I am passionate about science-fiction, mythology, horror and biology. On the side I am working on narrative design and world-building for my personal projects. 

Work Experience

2023 - Present

February - July 2023 

November 2023

September 2023

January 2023



January 2024 - Present

Fulltime 2D Animator, Nowhere Studios
Responsible for in-game character and VFX animations for a top-down RPG game called Good Heavens!

Freelance 2D Artist, Moonsurf Studios
Created concept art and 2D assets for characters for the indie Tower Defense game titled Rabutopia as startup project under BUG Lab Tekmer.

Freelance Concept Artist, Unshackled Worlds
Created concept art of characters for an unpublished title.

Freelance Animator, BİLGİ ÇOÇA
Created animations for a short film about disabled rights.

Freelance Storyboard Artist
Created storyboards for a public service announcement for Aile ve Sosyal Hizmetler Bakanlığı.

Freelance Animator, Hipp Organik
Created animations for a commercial.

Freelance Illustrator, Lizzy Letts and The Crystal Triangle
Illustrated the book cover and inner pages of the childrens fantasy book « Lizzy Letts and The Crystal Triangle » by Esra Ertiryaki.

Animation Intern, Adisebaba Animasyon
1 week highschool internship at Adisebaba Animasyon.


2019 - 2022

 Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Animation at Budapest Metropolitan University

2016 - 2019

Sezin Highschool, İstanbul


October 2023

July 2023

May 2023

March 2023

January 2023

Participated in 11th Canlandıranlar International Film Festival as director of "Paracosm".

Participated in BUG Lab "Demo Day" as 2D Artist with Moonsurf Studios presenting our Tower Defense title "Rabutopia".

Participated in 6th International İzmir Women Filmmakers Festival as director of "Paracosm"

Won "Vedat Ar" award in Maltepe University ANIFEST as director of "Paracosm"

Participated in Global Game Jam in Bahçeşehir University as 2D artist on "Mushy the Druid."

December 2022

Participated in 6th AFSAD Shortfilm Festival as director of "Paracosm"

August 2022

July 2022

Participated in Helikon Art Residency as Animation Artist.

Participated in GMTK Game Jam as 2D Artist with a game titled Shoot 'n Dice.

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