Before we talk about Chancil, if you heard the word activist, Liaison Officer, or a Diplomat, you might think about somebody with a suit and tie and mostly talks about politics and other important issues happening around the world. However, This time is different, because Chancil has his own ways of getting people to know more about this scene.
With the real name Candra Dwiyanto, he is a graduate student from Mercubuana University, mastering in Graphic Design and Multimedia. By looking at his background in college, design is obviously his speciality until now.
Chancil, Illustrator and Activist
Back in the day, Candra has been working for several companies as a graphic designer. However, he doesn’t feel really suitable about being in the office all day, along with the tight schedule in it. So he decided to become a freelancer instead. Because he is aiming for a more flexible working time, that suits him better.
During his freelance time, he decided to create an NGO, called Nusantara Damai. This NGO is focusing on the relationship among countries in South East Asia, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore for example.
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This NGO manage to gain reputations not only from Indonesia, but also from other countries in South East Asia. From here, his work is starting to get noticed by the public. However, there are other things that makes his work more noticeable than other artist.
Candra is using an Anime style to depict the politicians around South East Asia. Other than that, he is also using the same style to depict the stereotype of other countries. His artwork manage to get some positive feedback from the public. This is mainly because his unorthodox style is really fresh for the design scene, and it is also acceptable for the public to perceive.
From the creation of the NGO, he is going far. Because not only he is a well-known illustrator, but now he is also a tourist guide and a Liasion Officer as well. It basically means that he has a role to introduce Indonesia to other countries with his way.
His anime illustration to depict the dynamics between the politicians of every country, seems to work well to introduce them better to the public. Because of his works, he manage to introduce foreign politicians to Indonesians, and Indonesian politicians to foreign people.