Mustafa is a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Design at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Currently, he explores creativity and Artificial Intelligence in the design process.

In 2018, he completed his Master’s in Graphic Design and Visual Experience at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His Master’s thesis investigates the relationship between design and culture, and it proposes an online archive website that collects formal, historical, and cultural attributes of a visual design.

He holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. Between 2010 and 2017, he worked with international sports and culture organizations, companies, and non-profit organizations by creating graphic design projects, designing digital and interactive experiences, and leading branding and visual communication processes. He also contributed to many graphic design exhibitions mainly related to social issues through his designs and his roles in the organizing committees.