Uğur Altugur_altunun was born in Rize in 1987. He graduated from the department of graphic design at Bilkent Universirty with merit-scholarship in 2012. Since 2013, he received distinction awards and honorable mentions by GMK (Turkish Graphic Designers Association), Taiwan International Graphic Design Awards, Sharjah Children’s Book Illustrations Exhibition. Editorial Illustrations he illustrated for Sabitfikir magazine received bronze award by Silk Road Spirit Biennial in China. His first illustrated picture book called Mıstık, seni anlamıyoruz! Noktalama İsaretlerinin Öyküsü (Patrick, we do not understand you! Story of punctuation marks) gained a distinction award by Nami Island Picture Book Illustration Concurs 2017. Lately, his recent illustrated picture book called Yağmur Adam ve En Güzel Dans (Dancing with the Rain) received an award of excellence by Communication Arts 2019. He is teaching illustration courses at Yaşar University as a part-time lecturer and working on graphic design projects as a freelancer.