Elen Winata is an Indonesian award-winning, multi-disciplinary art director and illustrator whose work spans interactive, design, illustration, packaging and advertising. After earning her Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of New York City, she started working as a Jr. Art Director at a local design house in Singapore, Kinetic. Afterwards, she had a stint as an Art Director at Tribal Worldwide.
Her list of clients include Airbnb, Harper’s Bazaar, Uber, Starbucks, Herb Lester Associates, Google, Say What?, SilkAir, National Geographic, Hasbro, Unilever and HP to name a few.
Features & Press: Commarts – Fresh, My Modern Met, WATC, Fubiz, Wacom The Next Level 2017, Envato Tuts+, Herb Lester Associates, Fussy, Badass Lady Creatives, 365 Awesome Designers, Playing Arts Special Edition, Art Upon, Goodtype The Book Vol. 1, Singapore : Inside Out Exhibition (Bank of Kinetic), Gestalten Visual Families, Computer Arts UK, Boteco Design, Design Bridge, Area Visual, FormFiftyFive, Plain Magazine and Free York.
Elen’s excellent artworks has been recognized and won her awards:
Mobile of the Day, The FWA (April 5)
Silver, Creative Circle Awards
Silver & Bronze, Creative Circle Awards
Represented Singapore in Young Spikes Competition
Shortlist (Mobile), Spikes Asia
Shortlist (Media Lions), Cannes Lions
2nd Place, Mediacorp Young Creatives Competition
Digital Bronze (Interactive Tool), Creative Circle Awards
Design Silver (Poster Design), Creative Circle Awards
Design Silver (Craft), Creative Circle Awards
Design Bronze (Typography), Creative Circle Awards
Merit Award, The One Show Advertising
Yellow Pencil Nomination, D&AD
In-Book, Commarts Illustration Annual
In-Book, Commarts Typography Annual
Top 20 International Young Talents, YoungGuns International
4 Finalists, YoungGuns International
Public Shortlist, The FWA (December 07)
Site of The Day, Design Licks (December 06)
Shortlist, Spikes Asia
Student Winner, 39th Creativity International Awards
Dean’s List, The Art Institute of New York City
We are charmed by her collection and we’re impressed with her work. Elen has lots of amazing creations but we have decided to showcase her Airbnb 2018 Travel Trends illustrations for those who are in desperate need of travel inspiration.
Agency : Ready State/Airbnb • Art Director : Christina Chern • Copywriter : Annie Gaus
Trending places to live in: Nature Lodge
Trending places to live in: RV
Trending places to live in: Ryokan
Trending places to live in: Yurt
Lisbon: Lisbon’s Best Flavors
New York: Raise a Glass to Prohibition
London: Secret Concert in a Treehouse!
London: Brixton Hidden Jazz Club
Infographic for Airbnb to illustrate 2018 Travel Trends Forecast.
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