I’m Can Usta (Jann), a multidisciplinary creator.
Lecturer at Kadir Has University
I was teaching at Kadir Has University Visual Communication Design Department before moving to London.
Since 2013 swing dancing is a big part of my life. I’m an active dancer and up until moving to London, I was teaching swing dancing under Swing Istanbul Dance School family <3.
Besides the drums, I play several instruments and into making music in digital platforms.
In February 2018, we formed a swing band with a couple of friends. Because I moved from Istanbul, I had to leave the band in March 2019.
Graphic Designers’ Association Awards 2017 Jury Member
I was honoured to be a jury member of the Turkish Graphic Designers’ Association Awards in 2017.
I started Lütfen.org as a non-profit organization aiming to raise awareness of the importance of misspelling in the Turkish language. Currently, I’m sharing common mistakes.
With Burcu Balaban, we are sharing all the swing dancing events in Istanbul since 2014. Currently functioning as a Facebook Group.