Elen Winata is a multi-disciplinary art director and illustrator based in Singapore who ironically hates writing in third person.

Her works span across different mediums such as illustration, interactive, graphic design 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 works are known for their clean lines and vibrant colours, which are held together by simple but thought provoking ideas.

She currently works independently on a freelance basis.

When she's not pushing pixels, you can find her surfing memes, doodling quotes and stalking the neighbourhood cat.


Selected Clients

Starbucks  •  Herb Lester Associates  •  Google  •  Say What?  •  SilkAir  •  National Geographic  •  Hasbro  •  Unilever



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


Awards and Recognition

Mobile of the Day, The FWA (April 5, 2015)
Silver, Creative Circle Awards 2014
Silver & Bronze, Creative Circle Awards 2013
Represented Singapore in Young Spikes Integrated Competition 2013
Shortlist (Mobile), Spikes Asia 2013
Shortlist (Media Lions), Cannes Lions 2013
Mediacorp Young Creatives Competition 2013 - 2nd Place
Digital Bronze (Interactive Tool), Creative Circle Awards 2012
Design Silver (Poster Design), Creative Circle Awards 2012
Design Silver (Craft), Creative Circle Awards 2012
Design Bronze (Typography), Creative Circle Awards 2012
Merit Award, The One Show Advertising 2012
Yellow Pencil Nomination and In-Book, D&AD 2012
Top 20 International Young Talents, YoungGuns International 2011
4 Finalists, YoungGuns International 2011
Online Feature, Computer Arts UK
Public Shortlist, FWA (December 07, 2011)
Site of The Day, Design Licks (December 06, 2011)
In-Book, Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2012
In-Book, Communication Arts Typography Annual 2012
Shortlist, Spikes Asia 2011
Student Winner, 39th Creativity International Awards
Dean's List, The Art Institute of New York City