Academician at Yildiz Technical University

Ph.D.Ertan Toy



I'm a Communication Designer and an Academician who focuses on desktop publishing, UX/UI design, extended reality (XR) and design thinking. Beside an artist who interests in technology, photography, poster art, interactive art and new media.

Ertan Toy is an internationally recognised communication designer. Designer had been worked in many different advertising agencies and as a freelance designer in the past. Nowadays, he has been working as an associate professor at the Department of Graphic Design at Yildiz Technical University. He is also executive board member of Turkish Communication Designer Associations and International Design Educator Group China. His works have been exhibited in different cities of Turkey, and in four different continents across the globe in many countries such as; USA, Russia, Mexico, Poland, England, China, and Iran. Poster enthusiast designer continues to produce works on social responsibility and cultural issues.


Ph.D. in Interaction Design | Yildiz Technical University

Sep 2013 - Dec 2017

MA in Communication Design | University of Southampton

July 2011 - Sep 2012

BA in Graphic Design | Suleyman Demirel University

Sep 2004 - June 2007


Founder and Director YTU REALITY LAB | Extended Reality Laboratuary


Yıldız Technical University Reality Lab focuses on the use of extended reality technologies in the fields of art and design. It is established within YTU Art and Design Research and Application Center. It is located at Davutpasa Campus of Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul.

Assoc. Prof. Yildiz Technical University

Sun Jan 31 2021 -

I am currently working as an Associate Professor in Graphic Design Programme of Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul/Turkey.

Assist. Prof. @ Yildiz Technical University

Thu Nov 01 2018 - Sun Jan 31 2021

I had been worked as an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design Programme of Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul/Turkey.

Research Fellow @ Istanbul Medeniyet University

2011/05/Mon - 2018/11/Mon

I had been worked as a Research Fellow in Communication Design Programme of Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul/Turkey.

Founder - Creative Director @ Eskiz Advertising Agency

2009/05/Su - 2010/09/Su

I was the founder and creative director of Eskiz Advertising Agency, Isparta/Turkey.