Photograph of Oz John
Photograph of Oz John
Oz John Tekson, PhD
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

Advertising Art Direction, Advertising & Marketing, Typography, Commerical Photography, Advertising Photography, Visual Semiotics, Event Marketing


A former art director in advertising, worked at Bozell Worldwide, Euro RSCG, Publicis, and The Coca-Cola Company. An academic with a master's degree in Advertising and a PhD in Visual Communication. 18 years experience in teaching in three universities and three colleges, as a part-time and a full-time faculty. Taught Typography, Creative Concepts, Event Marketing, Experiential Marketing, Promotion, Packaging Design, Visual Semiotics, Layout & Digital Production, and Photography.

Recently running his own company OZ JOHN Photography and Creative Services, as well as, teaching.


1989, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design (Marmara University)

1991, MFA, Advertising (Marmara University)

1996, PhD., Visual Communication (visual semiotics), (Marmara University)