Akif Kaynar was born in 1988, in Istanbul. His interest in music, which he took up as a child, drove his education life as early as his high school years. Having high school at Istanbul Anatolian School of Fine Arts, Kaynar graduated from the Department of Painting in 2007.
After discovering a new interest in the world of animation along with his talent in painting, Akif Kaynar chose to study at Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Animation. After graduating from here in 2013, he worked at the concept design and animation department of Resimli Film Animation Studio. Meanwhile, he continued attending various group exhibitions.
Currently living in Istanbul, Akif Kaynar conducts his works as a freelance illustrator and animator.