Dr. Özlem Özkal graduated from METU Industrial Design Department in 1991, Dr. Özlem Özkal has received her M.F.A (1994) and Ph. D. (1999) degrees in Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design.
In between 1996-2005 and 2009-2013 she taught applied and theoretical courses on typography and graphic design in Bilkent University. During the years 2006-2009 she joined the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she taught typography and graphic design in the CE program, 'Urban Politics of Type' in the Text & Image Arts program, and design foundation at Tufts University. Along with her academic research, Dr. Ozkal also worked as an art director. Her fields of specialty are typographic design and history, visual communication and design education.