I'm Zaky Arifin, Graphic Designer / Visual Artist.
Born in 1983, based in Jakarta-Indonesia.

Designing identities, typeface, typography experiment, custom lettering, chalk mural and visual art.

Working as a graphic designer since 2006 and start making visual art since 2008, you can see my mural work at some office, hotel, store, restaurant, cafe in Jakarta and some exhibitions. 

Passion, consistency and interaction leads me to focus on design and visual art, which I continually explore and will not stop here. 

In every line there's a memory, in a failure there's learning, in complexity there's simplicity.


• Graphic Designer at Rekacipta Design - 2006-2009
• Graphic Designer at Greenlab Group - 2009-2010
• Senior Graphic Designer at Emir Hakim Design - 2010-2013
• Senior Graphic Designer at Artnivora - 2013-2013
• Founder of Studio Minor - 2014
Design & visual art collective studio, based in Jakarta.
We collaborate our minor things that matter.

• Cafe Aria, Jakarta - 2010
• Barry Likumahua Project, Video clip - 2010
• Emir Hakim Studio, Jakarta - 2010
• Mamacita the wine kitchen, Jakarta - 2011
• Aidea Indonesia, Jakarta - 2012
• Hivos, Jakarta - 2012
• Normal Form - www.norm.com, Jakarta - 2013
• Mojo Kitchen & Bar, Jakarta - 2013
• Pong Me! Lounge, Jakarta - 2013
• Toko Gunung Agung, Jakarta - 2013
• Delico The Bakery Cafe, Jakarta - 2013
• Artotel Thamrin, Jakarta - 2013
• Beautika Office, Jakarta - 2013
• 6 Degrees Coffee, Jakarta - 2013
• Umabo, Jakarta - 2013
• The Holy Crab, Jakarta - 2014
• Le Cafe Gourmand, Jakarta - 2014
• Pakubuwono View, Jakarta - 2014

• Comic Sans and Stereotypical Crime!, online - 2008
• "Conversation" a Typography Tribute, online - 2009
• Scream Art Loud, Jakarta - 2010
• Sharing Happiness, Jakarta - 2012
• Do.Art with Garis Artspace project "Rumah Gembel", Jakarta - 2013
• Artphoria, Jakarta - 2013
• Euphoria Project, Jakarta - 2014


"Comme le nez de Pinocchio, les lettres ont pris l'habitude de s'allonger plus que de mesure. Une tendance que l'on retrouve dans plusieurs projets récents, d'affiches ou encore d'identités visuelles. Voici une petite sélection de travaux récoltés sur la toile.

Identité visuelle réalisée par le graphiste indonésien Zaky Arifin pour la marque Mood. L'ensemble des supports de communication comporte un "o" étiré à la verticale ou à l'horizontale."
~ etapes:

"Spurting just from a hobby, since 2010, this Jakarta-born graphic designer has created many inspirational visual and typography murals that can be found in many walls from offices and retails, to restaurant and cafes in Jakarta."
~ Artotel Jakarta

"Designer Zaky Crafts Original Typefaces.
Zaky Arifin is an artist who revels in the details. The Jakarta-based graphic designer creates pieces that speak volumes through minimalist compositions, paying a specific amount of focus to empty spaces and typography.

In fact, it is Zaky’s typography that has garnered him designing gigs for major clients such as Danish brewing company Carlsberg and local live event organizer Ismaya Live. His work delicately balances subjects, space and lettering that result in heavily stylistic campaigns which evoke warm elegance..."
~ The Jakarta Globe

"Here Jakarta-based Zaky Arifin has created a fun, organism-like logotype through altering a single letter and has created an imaginative variety of different lock-ups for different collateral.

Zaky is well known for creating skillful typographic and custom hand lettered works (including constructing his own custom typefaces), as well as creating memorable identities."
~ Creative Bloq

"Indonesia-based graphic designer Zaky Arifin has created some seriously good typographic art on chalkboards. Using chalkboards as his canvas, he has produced memorable, vintage-style art—that features modern typography methods—for many brands.

He has also created beautiful and incredibly skillful work for restaurants’ “specials” chalkboards. You can view more of his work on his Tumblr page."
~ Design Taxi

"We found a bundle of talent behind this young man. From Typography to Illustration, from Graphic Design to Painting. Looking for a great talent these days are like looking needle in a haystack, they all look the same at a glance.

Zaky really show his character, his artwork and output are distinctive, a mixture between bold and wavy line are very impressive. Well, enough talk, below are his recent artwork, our favorite would be the Simfoni Typeface."
~ Normal Form

"Jakarta-based designer Zaky Arifin has absorbed design into the very core of his soul. With his sharp eyes, he appreciates designs in the everyday life and would be very happy if he could optimize the function, as well as the look. His designing style is sleek and neat, with emphasize on typography and identity building."
~ Grafis Masa Kini

"Kali ini kami menemukan portofolio eksperimental seorang desainer grafis, dari logo, mural, eksperimental cover buku, sampai corporate Identity. Karena disini hanya cuplikan beberapa karyanya, silahkan berkunjung ke website pribadinya, dan apresiasilah."
~ Massivelighter


Contact me at:

My graphic journal here
design network here
something for your ear here
personal sound here
and you can follow me here