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Your full name: Cecillia Hidayat
Your full name: Cecillia Hidayat
Your age: 26
Your location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Can you describe what you do?
-I'm a freelance illustrator and art director. I'm currently working on illustrations for children's book, and do some art directing for advertising agency. I'm also doing some t shirt designs :D
When did you first become interested in art? Was there anything specific that prompted this interest?
-I love to draw since I was a kid. I often get reprimanded for doodling on walls and during classes :p and um, i'm not sure what prompted this interest...it was kinda i was born with this love for art :)
Do you have formal training in art?
-I attend visual communication design for college :)
What inspires you to create?
-Everything! :D sometimes I see a fallen leaf and get inspired to draw something from that. Or sun rays that shine through the curtains, pile of stones, random things everywhere :) Oh and music also inspires me a lot :)
When did you become interested in advertising?
-Since I attend college.
Have advertising and designing been rewarding for you?
-For me, Working in advertising/ design field lets you create and learn something different everyday :) You could pour your mind into different kinds of media, and talking visually to other people.
I found that interesting :)
You have created some t-shirt designs! Was designing these any different from your normal design work?
-Not really :) But this is because I usually only did the designs, I have a third party to do the production. I think the only thing that differentiate designing t-shirts from others is that you have to think about the production, you have to make sure that the person wear your design is still comfortable :)
Do you have a favorite type of project to work on?
-So far I enjoyed illustrating for children's books most. But i'm always willing to try something new :D
What is it like working on projects with multiple people?
-It's fun! :) you met all kinds of people and you learn a lot from them. Sometimes I admit it's not easy working with people with different mindsets, but all the arguments and the difficulties, in the end is a new lesson for you.
How is your personal art different from your professional art?
-I think my personal art is saying more about who I am :)). I express my feelings more through my personal artworks :)
-mmm...to tell you the truth i never take this seriously :)) lol
I usually do art for fun, in my humble opinion, some artists are too focused on telling people "messages" on their work, they forgot the fun :D But this doesn't mean that i'm against conceptual artists, it's just me that never taken these kind of things seriously :p Most of my artworks don't have any specific messages, they're just like a mirror that reflects my feelings and my thoughts. How people interpret them, it's up to each person :)
How does art affect your work life? Your personal life?
-It's killing me! l'm always lack of sleep because inspirations always visit me at night-time, mostly. LOL no I'm kidding :p How does art affect my life...I think it made my whole life fun :) I dunno what i will be doing if I don't do art for my living :p
What has been the most rewarding aspect of your art career so far?
-My team was rewarded with several awards when I still worked full-time in advertising agency, and I'm not going to be a hypocrite, it did felt good! :D
Comments and critiques from the society means they're interested in my works, and that feels great :)
What is the ultimate goal for your art?
-wow, this is hard :)) lol like I said before, I never think of this seriously, but I do wish someday I could put a "mark" in the art world for my specific style. I don't think I have a very unique style until now and it's kinda frustrating sometimes. I'm a very random person I couldn't stick for a style so far :(