Mustafa Hacalaki was born and raised in Izmir, Turkey. He earned a Master's degree in Educational Sciences, Visual Arts, from Dokuz Eylul University. He has participated in several exhibitions in Turkey and in other countries. Since 2009, he lives in Montreal, where he works as an illustrator and graphic designer.
Mustafa Hacalaki has several strings to his bow: book design, lithography on stone, creation of web pages, photography, etc. He likes handcrafted objects, auteur cinema, old cameras, his lovely niece and all the eggplant dishes!