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Ayang Cempaka

Ayang Cempaka - Editorial, packaging and publishing, whimsical illustrator. Dubai

Books, bags, buses – Ayang Cempaka is an Indonesian artist whose colourful, whimsical illustrations are making an impact in publishing, fashion and even transport. With her imagination, ideas and professionalism, Ayang’s focus on her craft brings success to the projects she works on.
As well as illustrating storybooks, Ayang runs a company producing stylish leather bags, embroidered clutches and stationery with her sister. At a much larger scale, her vibrant illustrations have appeared on Transjakarta buses traversing the Indonesian capital. After moving to Dubai, she took her illustration skills online attracting top clients around the world. Ayang’s collaboration with Sunglass Hut led to a special edition case featuring attractive illustrations of camels, falcons, palm trees and Dubai’s famous skyscrapers. Inspired by vintage children’s books illustrators like Alain Grée, Mary Blair, Dahlov Ipcar and Alice and Martin Provensen, Ayang remains heavily influenced by the wildlife and creative culture of her native Indonesia.

Approach

Originally, all of Ayang’s work was created using watercolours and gouache, but today she’s thoroughly modern and uses an iPad Pro with Clip Studio Paint.

Styles

Ayang’s style is lively, colourful and whimsical with a touch of Art Nouveau, a hint of the naïve and plenty of personality. Her unique brushwork always shines through, even though her painting is now done on a tablet.

Social Reach

Instagram: 110K

Client list

Ayang has worked for Unilever, Sunglass Hut, Dior Beauty, Lancome and Transjakarta.
A Happy Scarf!
A Happy Scarf!
Ayang Cempaka makes a bright design for Tokopedia.
A Happy Scarf!
Google Doodle
Google Doodle
Ayang Cempaka draws Indonesian author Sariamin Ismail for Google Doodle.
Google Doodle
Little Palmerhaus Collaboration
Little Palmerhaus Collaboration
Ayang Cempaka is proud to show her collaboration with Little Palmerhaus Indonesia.
Little Palmerhaus Collaboration
Animal Habitats
Animal Habitats
A wonderful Ladybird book illustrated by Ayang Cempaka is out now.
Animal Habitats
An Invitation
An Invitation
Delicate floral illustrative designs are created by Ayang Cempaka for a wedding invitation.
An Invitation
French Style
French Style
Working on a campaign for Oui by Yoplait, Ayang Cempaka illustrates how to bring a piece of France into your home.
French Style
Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
Ayang Cempaka works with Wardah Beauty on the launch of their lipsticks for a cancer awareness campaign.
Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness
Janji Jiwac collab
Janji Jiwac collab
Ayang Cempaka recently completed this exciting collaboration with Indonesian coffee house Janji Jiwa
Janji Jiwac collab
Childfood - Recipes for Young Coolinary Explorers
Childfood - Recipes for Young Coolinary Explorers
Gail Armstrong, Ayang Cempaka, Nikolai Senin and Iratxe López de Munáin feature in this stunning culinary book for children.
Childfood - Recipes for Young Coolinary Explorers
Space Exploration
Space Exploration
Ayang Cempaka collaborates with Thermos on a children's flask design.
Space Exploration
It's All About Cats!
It's All About Cats!
Ayang Cempaka's fascination with cats shines through in her new Covid Mask design.
It's All About Cats!
Ayang Cempaka's SCRAPBOOK
Ayang Cempaka's SCRAPBOOK
Next in our Interview with an Illustrator series is the Dubai-based illustrator Ayang Cempaka.
Ayang Cempaka's SCRAPBOOK
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