Who is Varol Yaşaroğlu?
Varol Yaşaroğlu was born in March 1968 in Izmir. He studied at Izmir Atatürk High School and graduated from Istanbul Technical University’s Department of Civil Engineering in 1989. He received his graduate degree from Istanbul University’s Department of Economics, Money Bank. Yaşaroğlu received numerous awards from around 25 caricature contests, including the International Nasreddin Hodja and Yunus Nadi Caricature Competitions. In 1990, he worked at Güneş newspaper as a caricaturist, and in the following years he wrote the scripts (with MR.VEB) and worked as the art director for the TV series, “Plastip Show.” In 1998, Yaşaroğlu created a new animated character, “Teşvik,” for Milliyet Newspaper’s labour and human resources supplement. He was a guest on the program “Kariyer Dünyası” (Career World) on TRT 2 along with the animations and adventures of Teşvik. Yaşaroğlu has given many seminars on the world of computing, the internet and comedy at various universities and schools, such as Kültür Koleji, Bosphorus University, Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University, Marmara University and Yeditepe University. He also worked as a caricaturist and illustrator at the magazines “Ekonomist” and “Capital”. His production company, Grafi2000 Productions, has also achieved success in the world of advertising.
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