H. Yakup Öztuna was born in Ulukışla, Niğde in 1966. After graduating from Graphic Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylül University in 1987, he got his MA degree in Applied Arts, Social Sciences Institute, Dokuz Eylül University in 1990. In 1992 he was sent to the USA for graduate study by Turkish Higher Education Council and Dokuz Eylül University. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking from Ohio University, Athens in 1994 and completed his doctoral degree in Art (Advanced Art Teaching) at the University of North Texas, Denton in 1998. Currently he has been working as a professor in Graphic Design Department, Faculty of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir. In addition to his academic career, Öztuna receiving many awards in art competitions and participating in several national and international group exhibitions holds various solo exhibitions in Printmaking till now. Öztuna published various articles titled "Basic Design" and "History of Graphic Design" at the magazine of Graphic Design between the years of 2006-2008. Also, he has a book titled "Basic Design in Visual Communication"