L'effort est ma force

PROFILE

Charmain is an Interdisciplinary design professional with five years of experience working in the creative field, which ultimately gives him a deep understanding of business to consumer-facing design in the fields of graphic, textile and jewellery design. He is trained to produce innovative design ideas through the understanding of the fundamental design principle, materiality, and knowledge of design generation as well as production.

 

Growing up in the city of batik Pekalongan, and coming from the textile family background, Charmain sees the life as a combination of pattern and construction on which every little detail counts. Having said that attention to detail is one of his strength on designing.

 

He graduated with honour from Pelita Harapan University, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2013, with a major in visual communication design. Soon after that, he immediately dives into the creative sector by working as a graphic designer for a cross-disciplinary design company in Jakarta whose clients varied from an independent designer to f&b, corporate business or services, fashion and jewellery.

 

His belief in design as an interconnecting practice that could be implemented and incorporated into a multi-disciplinary form has led him to deepen his knowledge on the design and creative field by taking a postgraduate study on design jewellery at Central Saint Martins, the United Kingdom in 2016. Ever since then "Collaboration”, "Innovation", and "Sustainability" has become the core principle of his design. Journalist Alice J Edwards described his jewellery work as "bewitching" in 2017 Vanity Fair for Jewellery.

 

Nowadays, he continues to work as a creative designer who challenges and breaks the design boundaries through his combined skills and knowledge in graphic, textile, and jewellery.

SKILLS

iNTERPERSONAL SKILL

01. Ability to work under pressure.

02. Communication.

03. Decision making.

04. Fast learner.

05. Leadership.

06. Negotiations.

07. Problem-solving.

08. Resilience and ability to bounce

      back from setbacks.

09. Teamwork.

10. Team management.

11. Time management.

SOFTWARE SKILL

PROFICIENT

01. Adobe Illustrator CC.

02. Adobe InDesign CC.

03. Adobe Lightroom CC.

04. Adobe Photoshop CC.

05. Keynote.

06. Microsoft Excel.

07. Microsoft PowerPoint.

08. Microsoft Word.

 

KNOWLEDGABLE

01. Adobe PremierePro.

02. Adobe Flash.

03. CAD.

04. Rhino 3D.

05. Sketchup.

TECHNICAL SKILL

01. Art Direction.

02. Brainstorming.

03. Branding & Identity.

04. Brand Activation.

05. Presentation.

06. Creative direction.

07. Conceptual thinking.

08. Concept development.

09. Icon Design.

10. Invitation Design.

11. Jewellery Design.

12. Layout & Editorial design.

13. Mood boarding.

14. Packaging design.

15. Print Production.

16. Product styling.

17. Photography.

18. Project Planning.

18. Project Management.

19. Research & Analysis.

20. Risk Management.

21. Silversmithing.

22. Social media.

23. Textile design.

24. Typography.

25. Vector Illustration.

EDUCATION

MA DESIGN: JEWELLERY | UAL: CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

SEPT 2016 - JUL 2018

London, United Kingdom.

Coursework in Design: Jewellery

 

The related Subject study includes Design generation, Critical thinking, Research methodology, brand project, Workshop & Seminar (e.g. How to do a trade show, how to price your work), and Design competition in collaboration with industry (e.g. Huawei, Davidoff).

SHORT COURSE: JEWELLERY | UAL: CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

JUL 2015 - AUG 2015

London, United Kingdom.

Coursework in Jewellery Making for Beginners, Jewellery Making with Plastic and Metal, Organic Form in Jewellery.

 

The related Subject study includes:

• Do simple and practical techniques in jewellery such as piercing, filing, soldering, simple fittings and finishes.
• Work with resin and other plastics in combination with metal (Wax Carving and Silicone Mold making).
• Use techniques of forging, anticlastic raising, fold forming and hydraulic press forming to create a range of beautiful jewellery objects.

BA VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN | PELITA HARAPAN UNIVERSITY

AUG 2009 - AUG 2013

Jakarta, Indonesia.

Coursework in Visual communication design.

 

The related Subject study includes Visual communication design, Color Theory, Design management, Photography, Computer graphic, Editorial graphics, Advertising, Printing process, Interactive new media, Typography, and illustration.

ACHIEVEMENT

AWARDS & PUBLICATION.

MAISON/0 SUSTAINABLE INTELLIGENCE DESIGN (NOMINEE).

LVMH / June 2018.

 

JEROBOAM HEATH: SPRING 2018 FAN ZINE

(FEATURED ON).

Jeroboam London / May 2018.

VANITY FAIR JEWELLERY EDITION,

ARTICLE: SCHOOL OF ROCKS

(FEATURED ON).

Vanity Fair for Jewellery / June 2017.

 

HUAWEI W COMPETITION

(RUNNER-UP).

Huawei / January 2017.

 

100 YOUNG INDONESIA CREATOR

(CHOOSEN AS).

Kreavi / June 2017.

EXHIBITION

CREATIVE UNION: 2018 LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

(GROUP EXHIBITION).

Lethaby Gallery / September - October 2018.

 

"GRATAK" PRINTING GRAPHIC EXHIBITION

(GROUP EXHIBITION).

Pelita Harapan University / May 2012.

UPH FESTIVAL 17 GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBITION

(GROUP EXHIBITION).

Pelita Harapan University / August 2010.

 

"UNDER THE C" VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN EXHIBITION

(GROUP EXHIBITION).

Pelita Harapan University / August 2010.

CHARMAIN DESIGN 2019