Very sorry for the absence in my blog. No excuses, I know, but really.. I was so busy with the website making (www.motiffliving.com) and stuffs. It was my first attempt on making a website from scratch.. will try to post about this some other time. Meanwhile, you can go directly to the site - just in case I'll be too 'busy' again for my next post ;D
So, I think this project was about more than a year ago (oops). "Cicit
Cuit" picture book, created for celebrating the first month anniversary
of Edward & Ilona, the newborn twins. Debby, their mom came with
this idea while she was still pregnant. The story was about a chicken
family. A simple story, yet so touching. Do you know? Debby wrote it herself :)
Then, I was pretty surprised when the book was sent to
me. It came in a super cute package, filled with cookies, boiled eggs
with its little nest and finger puppets - represent each character of
the book. These packages were sent to their loved ones.. I bet they were
as thrilled as me! Such a beautiful idea for a wonderful life event
celebration, don't you think? It's been always a pleasure to work with
people with creative minds.
Tupperware wanted to make a romantic-themed sandwich keeper for couple. Personally, I'm not the kind of person who thinks 'romantic' as candle light dinner or any other melancholic/ dramatic scenes. Despite of the 'cliche-ness', I have another concept about it. For me, romantic is just as simple as being comfortable with your partner, no matter what you do and wherever you are. After a brain storming (with my very own self), 'picnic' sounds so representative. So, I proposed "picnic in the park" as one of the 'romantic' idea. Very glad that they kinda agree with that idea.. (I assumed so, as they had approved it ;))
These were illustrations I made for Pictogram, a Facebook group I joined in the beginning of 2012. It challenges their (mostly illustrators) members to draw accordingly to the theme given every 2 weeks. The winner of this challenge is based on the post got most "like" from other members. Any prize? Yes, he/ she will be privileged to decide the next theme. As simple as that.
I didn't post a lot in Pictogram (yet I'm a regular voter!), as far as I remembered, I just did 3 challenges. Here, I want to share two of them.
I made the first picture ("Kan Kubajak Hatimu"/ "Will Pirate Your Heart"), for the theme "Pirate". Instead of drew the real pirate, I chose to drew a "heart-pirate". I know it's a lil' bit cheesy! After all, the concept was inspired by the cheesy (if not flirty) line that usually appears on local trucks (in Indonesia). The execution was somehow tattoo-ish look, just to make it flamboyant. Apparently, this post got the most "like". The heart-pirate won :)
The second one, was made for "Under the Sea" theme. Had no enough time to be splurged on, I tried to find something simple to draw, but still has a twist. I chose octopus and had it roughly-sketched. But then, the next day, I read my friend's tweet: "Oh, crap!" and suddenly thought that it phonetically the same as "crab" - a creature from under the sea. A twist! Plus, it just took me approximately 30 minutes to finish it. Didn't won the challenge, but it was fun to read other members' comments about this post. Btw, yes, the crab got chicken-pox disease (should make the ambiguous chicken illos later, maybe? nah.)
Hi! It's almost a year since my last post. Actually there are some exciting projects I want to share here, but I haven't got the time yet, as I'm doing something different & pretty big (career diversification if I may say). Will update soon ;)
Since 2006, Gafa has been my long-term client (click here to see the previous Gafa projects). After about 30ish children book series we've worked together, Gafa offered me another book project. This time, it's not for the little readers, instead.. it will be dedicated for the grown-ups (mostly parents & teachers). The writer/ the owner, Petrus Gautama handed me the script in "Word" documents. His only request was to make the book much more interesting with the illustrations & designs. So I started to scratch the concept and thought about how to make this book appealing for grown-ups, yet still have that "Gafa-ish" looks (which has always been so "kiddy"). Plus.. this book consists a lot of essential infos, so the illustrations have to be the good "visual-explaining-agent".
Decided to make it simple, efficient, and friendly-looked, I used the two-tone colours + clean designs. The two-tones strategy helps a lot for making the cute illustrations not too "kiddy". Here are some of the layouts for you to peek :)
THE INSIDE PAGES
... talking about illustrations as the good "visual-explaining-agent"
..and finally: yes, I did the photography & art direction, as well.
(Okay, now you can call it the "one-stop project" :D)
Inside pages of Brilio magazine: "Pollutions Around Us"
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Inside pages of Brilio magazine: "Find Your Heroes!"
(yeaps.. it reminds us of that famous "Where's Wally?")
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"Brilio" is a brand new magazine for kids. For now, it's being published in one package along with "Inspired Kids" magazine. This is one of the most exciting & challenging projects I've ever done. Aside from the fun content I got to do, worked with the team (writers, editors and other designers) was also the coolest part. Through a series of brainstormings, we created the concept together.. from character designs to storyboards. Fun! Really hope that Indonesian kids love the magazine.
As far as I remembered, this was my first commercial packaging project (did it when I just started my freelance career).. Since the client involved a lot of researches, I'd say it was a very challenging project (esp. for the character designing part). Learned a lot from this project and happy with it :)
Designed these layouts for Luna - Proffesional Wedding Photography.
Since it made me did a lot of researches (read: googling) on love quotes + poems, and got piles of engagement photos fulfilled with loving couples... I simply call it "the Love Project". Simple, yet lovely project.
Outer space! All of us must be so curious about the life 'out there'. Agus Mulyono, the owner of kartunama.net, was very into this spaceship theme at the time. So he proposed to me to create this kind of header for his so-famous-website. Well, it's been a while & it's no longer used anymore in his web, yet I still love this simple & wacky theme illustration. And yes, you can order your very own personalized namecard to him! (free promo for you, Sir :))
Red Tree Mobile is a fast-growing mobile content provider company in Indonesia. This mascot was designed to represent the soul of the company: energetic yet courageous to be the most innovative content provider in mobile industry. Simply go to www.redtreemobile.com to find out more about them.
These series have been published by Grasindo and you can find them in Gramedia bookstores (Grand Indonesia, Pondok Indah Mall, Matraman). If you're interested, just e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org)and I'd be very glad to response all your questions, purchase requests and even critiques :) You can also click here to see the complete details. Enjoy!