HALO, HELLO, HEJ!

I’m Aftri, an Artist and Designer based in Pontianak, Indonesia. My work identifies as playful and meticulous. I have special interests in Sweden, existentialism, and equality. Sometimes, I create based on my silly thoughts (like The ABC of Butts).

Available For:

  • Art Licensing
  • Book Illustration
  • Editorial (Print and Online)
  • Merchandise Design
  • Social Media Graphics
  • I've been in a rut for couple of times now since I started my lettering journey in 2017. Mostly to the fact that I don't know what I'm doing, and people that I look up to keep mentioning that I have to find my voice (or niche) first before I can thrive.

But it such a troublesome and tiresome search. And I still couldn't find "it". So, I feel like I'm being in a loop between "wanting to create just anything for the sake of creating coz business makes me feel miserable" to "wanting to create intentionally that's good for business otherwise I won't make a living". It always makes me feel restless.

Then @lisacongdon book "Find Your Artistic Voice", was recommended to me by my dear friend @leahdesign. Saw a sample, and I love her empathic tone in her writing, so I decided to buy it.

I just finished the book today. I think, it's the book that I'll need to re-read again and again, to have the messages sinked in, and to remind myself when I got back in the-rut-phase: that it is okay to get lost. It is good. It means that I'm in the process of something, either it's something good or bad or new, that eventually it will help me grow and find THE voice (which can always be changed as well, regarding what phase I'm in in life, so why overthinking it?). So, thank you Lisa for the kindness you shown in the book. And thank you Leah for convincing me to support fellow artist (buy buying the book) and also supporting myself in time of need.

PS: This embroidery finally stated as finished since it was started 10 weeks ago!
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#embroiderylettering #embroideryart #handlettering #letteringcraft #beinglost #iamlost #lostandfound #getlost #losingmyself #lostinart #lostinlettering #letteringart #fabricart #embroidery #thedailytype #goodtype #StrengthInLetters #kaligrafina #khatulistangan #typism #designspiration #typegang #typematters #typetopia #lostintype #womenofillustration
  • Teaching a workshop: checked! Thanks @parlare.indo for organizing the event and @boxypens.id for sponsoring, and thanks a ton to my new lettering fellas for coming and learning with me.

It was my first teaching, so you helped me a lot as well in learning how to teach. Your feedbacks are valuable to enhance my next and next and next workshops! (oh yes, we don't stop at one, do we?) Keep on practicing, don't give up and be patience! As cheesy as it can be, learning lettering is also a marathon, not a sprint πŸ˜‰

@khatulistangan @kaligrafina @belmenid @canopycenter #aftrisworkshop #aftrisletter #letteringworkshop #letteringpontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #learnlettering #letteringclub #khatulistangan #kaligrafina #teachingworkshop #teachlettering #letteringevent
  • Gw udah ngebet ama Posca dari beberapa tahun yang lalu. Akhirnya punya sendiri pas temen dari Jepang datang ngunjungin bulan Agustus tahun kemaren.

Dan sekarang gw bakal ngadain workshop lettering dan tools-nya disponsorin @boxypens.id, yang mana termasuk Posca gituuuu, omaigad! Berbunga-bunga hatikuuu, gaes!

Jadiii, ayo ikutan workshop basic lettering hari Sabtu ini, tanggal 11 Januari 2020 jam 13.30-16.00 di @canopycenter. Pendaftarannya DITUTUP tengah malam HARI INI loooh! Ajakin temen dan kerabat juga yang tertarik ikutan.

Kita bakal belajar dasar-dasar lettering seperti struktur huruf, macam-macam letter styles, komposisi, dan latihan bikin kartu ucapan kayak di video ini! 
Investasinya 150 ribu rupiah udah termasuk material workshop, worksheets, tools (POSCA, unipin fine line pen, pensil, penggaris, penghapus) dan snack/drink. IT'S A STEAL, GAES!

Registrasi melalui @parlare.indo di 0882 4526 5006 atau isi formulir registrasi di bit.ly/blw-aftri-jan20 (link ada di bio). Buruan ya daftarnya! See you soon!
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[Read first comment for english translation 😊]
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Watch the full video in IGTV!
Music: Discover
Musician: @iksonofficial
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@kaligrafina @khatulistangan @belmenid @eventpontianak @pontianakinformasi @canopycenter @poscaofficial @poscagallery
#aftrisletter #parlareindonesia #khatulistangan #canopycenter #kaligrafina #belmenid #eventpontianak #pontianak #pontianakinformasi  #letteringpontianak #kursuspontianak #startnow #seniletter #senipontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #poscalettering #poscamarker #poscaart #startnow #goodtype #typism #typematters #typeeverything #thedailytype #traditionallettering #poscapens #letteringvideo #letteringwip #blockletters
  • Starting a new year back to basic. You don't need fancy tools to do lettering. Pencil and paper can be your ultimate tools.

Join my Basic Lettering workshop in Pontianak on January 11th, 2020. Details are in my story highlights. .
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Video editor: @inshot.app
Music: Lifestream
URL: https://icons8.com/music/
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#aftrisletter #parlareindonesia #canopycenter #kaligrafina #khatulistangan #belmenid #eventpontianak #pontianak #pontianakinformasi #letteringpontianak #belajarmenulis #backtobasic #seniletter #senipontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #kursuspontianak #pencillettering #goodtype #seriflettering #typism #typematters #typeeverything #thedailytype #traditionallettering
  • Starting a new year back to basic. You don't need fancy tools to do lettering. Pencil and paper can be your ultimate tools.

And Pontianak, you can learn to draw letters like this in the basic lettering workshop with me next Saturday. We will learn the basic of letter structure and composition, and practice creating a greeting card.

There's giveaway of ONE free spot, closed on January 5th. Please refer to my story highlight for all of the details. Excited to meet you all πŸ’‹ (The cat can't come though, she has a plan😿)
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PS: Main instruction language is in Indonesian. However, if you're an english speaking person who'd love to join, I'll use both Indonesian and English πŸ˜‰ .
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#aftrisletter #parlareindonesia
@parlare.indo @boxypens.id @canopycenter #canopycenter #kaligrafina @kaligrafina @khatulistangan #khatulistangan #belmenid @belmenid #eventpontianak #pontianak #pontianakinformasi #letteringpontianak #belajarmenulis #backtobasic #seniletter #senipontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #kursuspontianak #pencillettering #goodtype #seriflettering #typism #typematters #typeeverything #thedailytype #traditionallettering
  • I've been in a rut for couple of times now since I started my lettering journey in 2017. Mostly to the fact that I don't know what I'm doing, and people that I look up to keep mentioning that I have to find my voice (or niche) first before I can thrive.

But it such a troublesome and tiresome search. And I still couldn't find "it". So, I feel like I'm being in a loop between "wanting to create just anything for the sake of creating coz business makes me feel miserable" to "wanting to create intentionally that's good for business otherwise I won't make a living". It always makes me feel restless.

Then @lisacongdon book "Find Your Artistic Voice", was recommended to me by my dear friend @leahdesign. Saw a sample, and I love her empathic tone in her writing, so I decided to buy it.

I just finished the book today. I think, it's the book that I'll need to re-read again and again, to have the messages sinked in, and to remind myself when I got back in the-rut-phase: that it is okay to get lost. It is good. It means that I'm in the process of something, either it's something good or bad or new, that eventually it will help me grow and find THE voice (which can always be changed as well, regarding what phase I'm in in life, so why overthinking it?). So, thank you Lisa for the kindness you shown in the book. And thank you Leah for convincing me to support fellow artist (buy buying the book) and also supporting myself in time of need.

PS: This embroidery finally stated as finished since it was started 10 weeks ago!
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#embroiderylettering #embroideryart #handlettering #letteringcraft #beinglost #iamlost #lostandfound #getlost #losingmyself #lostinart #lostinlettering #letteringart #fabricart #embroidery #thedailytype #goodtype #StrengthInLetters #kaligrafina #khatulistangan #typism #designspiration #typegang #typematters #typetopia #lostintype #womenofillustration
  • Teaching a workshop: checked! Thanks @parlare.indo for organizing the event and @boxypens.id for sponsoring, and thanks a ton to my new lettering fellas for coming and learning with me.

It was my first teaching, so you helped me a lot as well in learning how to teach. Your feedbacks are valuable to enhance my next and next and next workshops! (oh yes, we don't stop at one, do we?) Keep on practicing, don't give up and be patience! As cheesy as it can be, learning lettering is also a marathon, not a sprint πŸ˜‰

@khatulistangan @kaligrafina @belmenid @canopycenter #aftrisworkshop #aftrisletter #letteringworkshop #letteringpontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #learnlettering #letteringclub #khatulistangan #kaligrafina #teachingworkshop #teachlettering #letteringevent
  • Gw udah ngebet ama Posca dari beberapa tahun yang lalu. Akhirnya punya sendiri pas temen dari Jepang datang ngunjungin bulan Agustus tahun kemaren.

Dan sekarang gw bakal ngadain workshop lettering dan tools-nya disponsorin @boxypens.id, yang mana termasuk Posca gituuuu, omaigad! Berbunga-bunga hatikuuu, gaes!

Jadiii, ayo ikutan workshop basic lettering hari Sabtu ini, tanggal 11 Januari 2020 jam 13.30-16.00 di @canopycenter. Pendaftarannya DITUTUP tengah malam HARI INI loooh! Ajakin temen dan kerabat juga yang tertarik ikutan.

Kita bakal belajar dasar-dasar lettering seperti struktur huruf, macam-macam letter styles, komposisi, dan latihan bikin kartu ucapan kayak di video ini! 
Investasinya 150 ribu rupiah udah termasuk material workshop, worksheets, tools (POSCA, unipin fine line pen, pensil, penggaris, penghapus) dan snack/drink. IT'S A STEAL, GAES!

Registrasi melalui @parlare.indo di 0882 4526 5006 atau isi formulir registrasi di bit.ly/blw-aftri-jan20 (link ada di bio). Buruan ya daftarnya! See you soon!
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[Read first comment for english translation 😊]
.
.
Watch the full video in IGTV!
Music: Discover
Musician: @iksonofficial
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.
.
@kaligrafina @khatulistangan @belmenid @eventpontianak @pontianakinformasi @canopycenter @poscaofficial @poscagallery
#aftrisletter #parlareindonesia #khatulistangan #canopycenter #kaligrafina #belmenid #eventpontianak #pontianak #pontianakinformasi  #letteringpontianak #kursuspontianak #startnow #seniletter #senipontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #poscalettering #poscamarker #poscaart #startnow #goodtype #typism #typematters #typeeverything #thedailytype #traditionallettering #poscapens #letteringvideo #letteringwip #blockletters
  • Starting a new year back to basic. You don't need fancy tools to do lettering. Pencil and paper can be your ultimate tools.

Join my Basic Lettering workshop in Pontianak on January 11th, 2020. Details are in my story highlights. .
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Video editor: @inshot.app
Music: Lifestream
URL: https://icons8.com/music/
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#aftrisletter #parlareindonesia #canopycenter #kaligrafina #khatulistangan #belmenid #eventpontianak #pontianak #pontianakinformasi #letteringpontianak #belajarmenulis #backtobasic #seniletter #senipontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #kursuspontianak #pencillettering #goodtype #seriflettering #typism #typematters #typeeverything #thedailytype #traditionallettering
  • Starting a new year back to basic. You don't need fancy tools to do lettering. Pencil and paper can be your ultimate tools.

And Pontianak, you can learn to draw letters like this in the basic lettering workshop with me next Saturday. We will learn the basic of letter structure and composition, and practice creating a greeting card.

There's giveaway of ONE free spot, closed on January 5th. Please refer to my story highlight for all of the details. Excited to meet you all πŸ’‹ (The cat can't come though, she has a plan😿)
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.
PS: Main instruction language is in Indonesian. However, if you're an english speaking person who'd love to join, I'll use both Indonesian and English πŸ˜‰ .
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#aftrisletter #parlareindonesia
@parlare.indo @boxypens.id @canopycenter #canopycenter #kaligrafina @kaligrafina @khatulistangan #khatulistangan #belmenid @belmenid #eventpontianak #pontianak #pontianakinformasi #letteringpontianak #belajarmenulis #backtobasic #seniletter #senipontianak #workshoppontianak #letteringindonesia #kursuspontianak #pencillettering #goodtype #seriflettering #typism #typematters #typeeverything #thedailytype #traditionallettering
  • My top 9 of last year. Already showing the style that I'll keep go through this year. What do you think will go well applying this style? Mural? Event Poster? Playing Card?

Don't forget for people in Pontianak, I'll be hosting a workshop next week, on January 11th. The registration link is available through my bio and check out my IG story highlight for details!

#aftrisletter #topnine2019 #handlettering #digitallettering #inkscape #inkscapelettering #inkscapeart #letteringart #youmaketodaybetter #passionproject #strivingartist #illustrativelettering #typographyart #typeeverything #typematters #goodtype #StrengthInLetters

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