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Elen Winata is an art director and illustrator based in Singapore who ironically hates writing in 3rd person.

Her works span across different mediums such as illustration, digital, 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


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  /  Free York

Awards and Recognition

2015
Mobile of the Day, The FWA (April 5)

2014
Silver, Creative Circle Awards

2013
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

2012
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, D&AD
In-Book, Commarts Illustration Annual
In-Book, Commarts Typography Annual

2011
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


2010
Student Winner, 39th Creativity International Awards
Dean's List, The Art Institute of New York City