Doğa Deniz Gönüllü (1992) is a graphic designer interested in printed matter. She was born and raised in İstanbul, Turkey before moving to the Netherlands. Though she is interested in self-initiated research-based projects that can take many different shapes, her main focus is book design and the relationship between the artist and the designer. She loves the idea that a book can take many forms and serve many purposes while staying throughly recognisable and familiar; that it is an object in constant flux but never changing. Her favourite types of books are photography and archival books though she enjoys comic books as well.

Doğa is pronounced [doˈa] - the ğ is silent.

— Co-Founder of WOLF BOOKS

— Student Selection It’s a Book Leipzig

— Shortlisted for Kassel Dummy Award ’22
— Graduated BA Graphic Design, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (Arnhem)
— Student Jury Member for The Best Dutch Book Designs (De Best Verzorgde Boeken Studentenselectie 2020)

— Intern at Mainstudio (Amsterdam)

— Algorithmic Fitness, Exhibition at Motel Spatie (Arnhem)

— Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University BA Graphic Design

Yabancılar Exhibition (2021)
Documentation of Yabancılar at the graduation exhibition at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem. By making use of elevated glass plates on tables I was able to let the book be the main focus meanwhile showing the physical objects that formed the book as a secondary layer.
Yabancılar (2021)
While struggling to come to terms with becoming an outsider to my home town, İstanbul, I was introduced to a collection of photos taken by Dutch tourists visiting İstanbul in May 1979. The photographs they took are littered with political fragments that end up being the backdrop of the tourists' holiday. This was inevitable—the tourists were in İstanbul during Labour Holiday of a year where political discourse reached a crescendo. The government declared a curfew, limiting everyone to their homes, balconies and rooftops; but the day was not without any incidents.

Yabancılar is the outcome of the exploration into found footage and history in the form of a photobook. While the images show only a small fraction of the time period, a version of İstanbul experienced through a European tourist’s perspective, the narrative is constructed to highlight what stays in the periphery during a volatile time in Turkish history.

Yabancılar’s primary language is Turkish, with English translations in the addendum. It was printed on UPM Sol and Majestic Real Silver.

Shortlisted for Kassel Dummy Award 2022.
Conversation Snippets (2021)
Conversation Snippets is the student catalogue for The Best Dutch Book Designs 2020. Designed with Maryse Poels, this year's catalogue consists of snippets of transcribed conversations held with designers, publishers and artists of the selected books, aiming to shed a light into the process of making books, from content to distribution.
Clear Channel Memorandum: The List & The Companion (2020)
Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, Clear Channel Communications circulated an internal memo containing a list of songs that the program directors felt were "lyrically questionable". Clear Channel Memorandum takes its inspiration from this event; the notion of banning songs, according to no clear guidelines, in the wake of a tragedy. The information that was gathered for this publication has been divided into two books: The List and The Companion. The List includes all the songs mentioned in this memo, including lyrics. The Companion consists of the same information, but the lyrics are used in an illustrative blacked-out fashion. The pages follow a rhythm of lyrics along the designated margins.