Arif Rafhan, Superdoofus Collective
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Tonight, we had a man who’s drawing prowess brought him all over, whether it be animating, illustrating or graphically recording a man’s speech in Chiang Mai, he’s none other than the talented, Arif Rafhan!
Officially, Arif is an illustrator but his mediums and final products vary as much as the colours on his palette. One minute he’ll be designing an infographic, and the other he’ll be finalising his graphic novels. For a man who draws for a living, he started off in the binary world of technolgy when he studied for a Bachelor’s Degree in IT early in 2000.
He worked as the Creative Director in an e-Learning company for 11 years before finally setting off to be the true artist. Over the course of the transition, Arif dabbled in the world of animation where his clients range from Philips Singapore, Asus Singapore and Maybank to name a few. With a few years down the line Arif started trying out graphic recording.
Graphic Recording is when a speaker is presenting a talk, and a graphic designer at the back would instantly draw out a mind-map to take in the gist of the speech into a more digestible manner. This new medium has brought him all over including recording for PEAK Magazine’s anniversary, a TED Talk in Chiang Mai and also the Leadership Energy Summit Asia 2014 where he drew Steve Wozniak’s speech!
In the world of publishing, Arif has illustrated Zan Azlee’s Adventures of a KL-lite in Afghanistan. He also illustrated Imaginary Friends, a collection of short stories by Melanie Lee and published by MPH. At the end October/November, Arif will be publishing his upcoming semi-autobiographical graphic novel called Pelempang Realiti (Slap of Reality; in English) under Maple Comics. It chronicles Arif’s journey around South East Asian countries.
Arif’s work can be found under his Superdoofus Collective. The one-stop shop for all of his artistic creations.
For the record, Arif scored 18!
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