Deniz Cem Önduygu likes to understand things and to make them more understandable. His personal work and research are defined by a lifelong interaction between a disposition for visual thinking and a love for science and philosophy. He has a Master of Arts degree (2010) in Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design from Sabancı University where he also took graduate courses in biology; his research and his passion to create a memetic model for the designer’s mind resulted in an evolutionary graphic design program. His self-education on the history of philosophy expanded into an ever-growing visualized summary which continues to be his main area of non-academic research since 2014. His areas of interest include philosophy of biology, memetics, molecular biology, philosophy of mind, metaethics, cognitive science, philosophy of art, and typography.
He also works independently as a visual communication designer focusing on information design and data visualization. In 2009 he co-founded Fevkalade specializing in identity design, print design, and editorial design. He is one of the three founding members of Çilek Ağacı, a collective working sporadically on data engineering and visualization.