Bilal Akkaya, born in Zonguldak in 1964, completed primary and secondary education in Adapazarı and İstanbul. He studied business administration and establishing his own advertising agency in 1988, has been working in advertising industry for over 30 years. The artist received classic caligraphy training and after studying the lines of a third, naskh and rika, he was ratified by the calligrapher Saim Özel. From the first day of his job life to nowadays, in addition to his current advertising work, Bilal Akkaya has been composing original and innovative designs interpreting the traditional calligraphy with a modern perspective. The artist has an original art collection which consist of more than 350 calligraphy designs.