Gizem was born and raised in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. She is the daughter of an architect mother and a designer father. Design, the arts and business were always topics of conversation at the dinner table.
Gizem graduated Macalester College with a degree in Media and Cultural Studies, and with minors in Communications, and Spanish. Upon graduating she moved to New York City and started working in advertising as a producer.
In her 10+ year career, she brought ideas to life, told stories, produced and directed videos, motion graphics pieces and 3D animation for major clients.
She started photography with a desire to create original content on her own and has fallen deeply in love with it since. It has made it possible for her to illustrate the way she sees the world. She is currently expanding her portfolio in New York and as she travels the world.