İsmail Koçak was born in Manisa in 1976. He finished primary, middle and high school in Manisa. He graduated from the Ceramic Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylül University in 2000. He has participated in many international ceramic symposiums and exhibitions. After working as an individual artist, Koçak started working as a porcelain decorator at the Unit of Hand Decoration in the Istanbul Yıldız Ceramic and Porcelain Administration.