Doğan Arslan was born in 1970 in Mucur/Kırşehir/Turkey. He graduated from the Graphic Design department at the Art and Design Faculty of Gazi University in 1993. At the same year, he started his master’s degree at the Graphic Design Department, Art and Design Faculty, Marmara University. During this study, he got a scholarship and went to New York to study master at the Pratt Institute, New York. He finished his degree in 2000. Following year, he went to London to study his Ph.D. at the University of East London. After receiving his doctorate degree from this university in 2007, he went back to New York. He worked as an Art Director/Designer in different companies in this city. He decided to go back to Istanbul in 2013.
Currently he is teaching at Visual Communication Design Department at the Art, Design and Architecture Faculty, Istanbul Medeniyet University. He also teaches master thesis at Işık and Yeditepe Universities in Istanbul.
His works were awarded 30 times in national and international competitions including; Two times of Graphis Gold and one times of Graphis Silver at Graphis Annual Poster competition, Third prize winner at the International Cow Festival, first and third prize winners at Aydın Doğan Cartoon Competition, First winner of International Homer Davenport Days, Second winner in Nasrettin Hoca Cartoon Competition and etc. His works were chosen at the prestigious competitions and exhibition like, Poster for Tomorrow, International Poster Biennial in Mexico, International Triennial of the Political Poster Show in Mons, Mut Zur Wut Poster Exhibition, Virtual Biennial Prague, 4th Block IX International Eco-Poster Triennial, Peru Design Festival, International Cyprus Biennial, Sarajevo 100 Poster Project and etc. He interested in art, design, illustration, cartoon and modern art. His works were published in many publications and catalogues as well as exhibited in galleries and museums.
He works and lives in Kadıköy / Istanbul