He was born in 1974 in Ankara. He graduated from the Department of Interior Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Mimar Sinan University. Between 1995-2003, he achieved many design and implementation projects with various designers and manufacturers in Italy and Germany. He has been working on product design and manufacturing in Birim Furniture Company of which he has been one of the partners since 1994. Furthermore, he continues home, office, social spaces, building and boat project design and implementation within Cem Tanrıkulu Studio company, of which he is the founder. He has been a guest lecturer on project and final projects at METU, İstanbul Technical University and Okan University since 2006. He has been a jury member in various competitions, while his projects have been exhibited in professional exhibitions.