Elysia Tjanderawasi (she/they)
Graphic Designer | Illustrator
Elysia is a curious designer that enjoys seeing ordinary things in a new light and hopes to reignite others’ sense of wonder by changing their perception of the world.
Her works are heavily research-driven as she believes in gaining a deeper understanding of various related themes for a project to be more focused and well-defined, and therefore, easier to tackle. Her strengths lie in traditional illustrations and hands-on crafts, and she has recently found joy in combining tactile and digital mediums.
For a hobby, she has an Instagram account where she posts her free-time illustrations. Her other interests include animals, nature, crafts, animation, and photography!
You can view more of her works in the Behance link below.
Humans versus sea creatures, who are the real monsters? As we stand on the verge of exploring the Mesopelagic Zone, this book reflects that the greatest threat to these creatures and indeed to our planet is us.
This project aims to raise awareness about the danger that the ocean is facing due to human actions. The target audience is adults aged 25 years old and above, specifically those unknowledgeable about the sea and not environmentally conscious.
The publication was written in a poetic style and traditionally illustrated to mimic a scientific explorer’s journal. It also includes various essays and articles from ethologists, primatologists, and other scientists.
With the rise of technology came social media many years later. A few benefits to social media are using it as a communication tool and an advertising platform. However, using it excessively is often viewed negatively. This project reflects how social media impacts our way of living, showing our habits and dependency on it.
It started with the idea of the “illusion of choice” in social media. The algorithm feeds users with things they want to see and groups them with other like-minded people. The group then does similar activities together and seeks validation from one another. Eventually, everyone becomes a carbon copy of each other.
This realisation led to the concept of Sheeple (“sheep” + “people”). The definitions of Sheeple are herd behaviour and mentality, individuals in a group act collectively without centralised direction, and conformist behaviours with little to no critical thinking. Although a positive perspective of being in a herd would mean building a community and finally having a sense of belonging, the outcome aims to warn of the negative consequences of not wanting to venture outside of one’s comfort zone.