Dogan is a Los Angeles-based award-winning storyteller, creative director, editor, and designer, whose work has been featured on campaigns for filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuarón, and Yorgos Lanthimos. He worked on projects for numerous companies, including Netflix, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Amazon Studios, HBO Max, Sony, Paramount Pictures, and A24.
Born and raised in Istanbul, he started shooting and editing short films at the age of 8. From a young age, Dogan naturally gravitated to design and would spend countless hours creating motion graphics, illustrations, and edits inspired by comics and classic films. His passion for art, combined with his love of feature films, naturally led him to pursue a career in the film and marketing industry. He graduated from Bahcesehir University with a bachelor of arts in Visual Communication Design.
His first publicly acclaimed personal project was in 2012. Dogan wrote and directed a fan-made title for Warner Bros' feature film The Dark Knight Rises and an infographic design for Interstellar in 2014, which instantly gained monumental attention, including international publications, articles, and interviews. His work has been featured in various publications, such as Watch the Titles, Art of the Title, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed, Indiewire, IGN, Huffington Post, Allociné, Collider, 9GAG, IO9, Slash Film, First Showing, Screen Rant, MovieWeb, and reputed Turkish press such as Cumhuriyet, Hurriyet, Milliyet, Radikal, CNN Turk and Haber Turk.
At the age of 20, his astonishing work and unique style influenced the Hollywood marketing campaigns while he was just going to college. After his viral project, Dogan was contacted by the Academy Award producers known for The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyers Club. He was requested to write and direct the official main title for the feature film Seal Team Six, produced by National Geographic Channel and Voltage Pictures. Seal Team Six premiered on November 4, 2012, in the U.S.A. and it was National Geographic Channel's first feature-length film.
In 2012, he was requested to design the official cover artwork animation and graphic design for the English band The XX’s album Coexist, which won the IMPALA prize for the best independent album in Europe. Also, in 2013, he designed the artwork animations for the American rock band Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City, which won the group a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014.
In 2014, Dogan launched his own creative design studio named Frametale and served as Founder and Creative Director of the firm in Istanbul. The company was one of the first full-service Turkish film marketing companies in Turkey. Frametale has been involved in the entertainment marketing, post-production, animation, visual effects, and print of numerous commercials, documentaries, TV series, and feature films. He was served as a Creative Director of Canakkale Yolun Sonu, a big budget war drama feature film, which won the International Adana Film Festival in 2013. Dogan also worked with the best filmmakers in the Turkish film industry, including Cannes Award-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
In 2014, his first animated short film, which he titled "Saltanat" was based on the Orientalist paintings drawn in the 18th and 19th centuries and focused on women’s social life in the Ottoman Empire. This film received tremendous accolades and resulted in more honored mentions by reputed Turkish newspapers such as Radikal, Hurriyet, and Haber Turk.
Dogan has traveled to speak at various conferences to share his journey and industry lessons with other creatives in a talk titled "Career In The Design Industry" at Izmir University in 2014, Bahcesehir University in 2019, and many other universities. He had a huge impact and influenced college students, and he mentored a lot of Film and Design students voluntarily.
Between 2016-2020 he worked as an Editor and Motion Designer at Los Angeles-based creative studio GrandSon. He worked on many Golden Trailer and Clio award-winning campaigns including Netflix’s Roma. He edited and animated the teaser for Academy-Award winner A24’s Moonlight. He also designed, edited and animated Title Sequences for Ava Duvernay’s When They See Us, Cherish The Day, and Queen Sugar and he worked on numerous digital campaign decks including Paramount Pictures' Ghost In The Shell and Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Dogan also served as an Associate Creative Director at Trailer Park Group for two years. He worked on large-scale Hollywood marketing campaigns. He also edited/designed social and digital contents for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984, Netflix’s Sweet Tooth, and many more.