Canan Alimdar was born in Istanbul in 1966. She graduated from Istanbul University in 1988. She continued her education in England at the Chartered Insurance Institute, where she worked with insurance and reassurance companies. After returning to Turkey, she decided to learn a "trade". She began learning how to design jewelry at the Atelier Arkaik. She had created her own style after a period of apprenticeship. She currently works at her own workshop in the Grand Bazaar.