Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Instagram Icon Twitter Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video

News

Raya Cuisine Series: "Kuih Lapis", Kak Dayang's Favorite Sweet

Raya Cuisine Series:

During the fasting period of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world practice empathy and charity to help those in need. It is also a time when gratitude for daily necessities such as water and food is  expressed. A grand holiday called Eid al-Fitr or Aidilfitri follows the end of fasting, where Muslims often wear new clothes and give each other gifts and sweets. Of course it is also a time to feast to celebrate the end of fasting.

Continue reading

Raya Cuisine Series: Learn How To Make "Kuih Onde Onde" with Fitri

Raya Cuisine Series: Learn How To Make

In continuation of our Raya Cuisine Series, we bring you kuih onde-onde. These sweet little bombs are truly a Malaysian treat. Onde-onde are impressive upon sight yet so simple to make. You probably already have all the ingredients needed in your pantry to whip them up right now! Creamy, yet crispy, they melt in your mouth and can be stored for a long time before they go stale. 

Fitri showed us how to make it. Give it a try! 

batik malaysia onde onde

Ingredients:

250 g Glutinous Rice Flour
200 ml Pandan Juice (To make the Pandan Juice. Blend 10 Pandan leaves with 220 ml water)
150 g  Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar), finely chopped
100 g Grated Coconut
A Pinch Of Sea Salt

 

Method:

1. In a large bowl, combine the glutinous rice flour with Pandan juice and knead lightly.
2. Pinch a small piece of the dough (about 40 g) and drop it into boiling water. When the dough rises up the surface, remove it with a slotted spoon and shake off the excess water.

batik Malaysia onde onde


3. Mix it back into the main dough and knead well to form smooth dough. Cover the dough and set aside for about 15 minutes.
4. Mix the grated coconut with a pinch of salt and steam for about 2 – 3 minutes and let it cool completely.

5.Bring a pot of water to boil. Pinch a small piece of dough (about 15 g each) and flatten lightly.

6. Fill the center of the dough with palm sugar. Roll them in your palm to form a smooth ball and cook the glutinous rice balls in the boiling water.

batik malaysia onde onde

7. When the rice balls float to the surface, remove them with a slotted spoon and shake off the excess water.

 

batik malaysia onde onde

8. Coat the rice balls with grated coconut and serve immediately.

    batik malaysia onde onde

     

    batik malaysia onde onde

    Let us know if you try it out.

    Selamat Hari Raya to you all!

    batik malaysia onde onde

    Continue reading

    5 Reasons To Travel to Malaysia in 2017

    5 Reasons To Travel to Malaysia in 2017

    Now a top choice for luxurious holidays, Southeast Asia in recent years has not only been a backpacker favourite but also has resorts that can rival that of the Maldives. Known for its eclectic mixture of different ancient cultures and modern Western influences, it’s a charming corner of the world that has something for everyone.  With the first round of school holidays in 2017 coming up, it’s the perfect time to plan your holidays for the year and book your flights early.  Here’s why Malaysia should be on your list this year:

     

    1. SEA Games

    Occurring bi-annually, the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is happening in Kuala Lumpur this year. It’s been 16 years since Malaysia lasted hosted the games, and this year it will be held in conjunction the 60th celebration of Malaysian Independence on August 31st!

    From a recent surge of nationwide enthusiasm about sports from a successful Olympics game last summer, you can bet that KL2017 will be an event you don’t want to miss.

     

    2. Food to die for

    While Malaysian food has been heralded as life-changing by world-renowned chefs like

    Anthony Bourdain for years, recently Malaysia has seen Melbourne-inspired cafes, vegan restaurants, and Scandinavian-style bakeries pop up across its cities. Now Malaysia can truly be called a food heaven as it keeps up global food trends and further diversifies its international food scene.

    Don’t skip out on the nasi lemak or char kuey teow, but if you feel a little homesick, you can be sure to find some comfort food from home during your visit.

     

    smoothie bowl kuala lumpur

     

    3. Blossoming Art Scene

    Malaysia has exporting world-renown artists such as Jimmy Choo and H. H. Lim for many decades. However, Malaysia has been witnessing a sudden influx of international artists that are attracted to Malaysia’s interesting mix of traditional and modern cultures.

    The street art of Georgetown, Penang is no stranger to the global audience, but Malaysians themselves are becoming more interested in creating art too. Craft workshops, from batik painting to brush lettering, are becoming increasingly popular. You can sign up for a batik workshop where you can make your own batik scarf or even learn how to use the ancient Japanese dyeing technique of shibori here.

     

    batik class workshop kuala lumpur

     

     4. Breathtaking nature

    After you’ve experienced the culture, don’t forget about the nature. Other than spicy food and the art of batik, Malaysia is well known for its beaches, highlands, and rainforests too. Now more than ever, Malaysia is dedicated to rainforest conservation and raising environmental awareness.

    Challenge yourself with a 2-day hike to Malaysia’s tallest mountain Mount Kinabalu. Or take a trip to The Habitat on Penang Hill via cable car and see the Malaysian rainforest without breaking a sweat. Stop by their shop and buy some batik fashion products too to make it a truly Malaysian experience.

     

    5. Affordable Flight Options

    Any seasoned global traveller will tell you that Southeast Asia has the cheapest domestic and international flights you can find anywhere. With many budget airlines to choose from, you could fly from Peninsular Malaysia to Borneo for US$50 or from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok for less than US$100.

    If you’re looking for a more comfortable trip, Malaysian Airlines offers unbeatable prices for world-class service. With the ease of inflight shopping, leaving something at home is no longer a worry. Check out the inflight magazine Temptations, where you can read more about the story of the Batik Boutique and bring a piece of Malaysia with you to wherever you choose to explore next.

     

    batik malaysia airlines

     

    Don't forget to check out our Summer Travel Collection. Happy travels!

    Continue reading

    Raya Cuisine Series: Learn How To Make "Kuih Ketayap" With Fitri

    Raya Cuisine Series: Learn How To Make

    As Muslims all over the world are preparing for the end of Ramadan, there is one kuih that is starting to appear in kitchens all over Malaysia. Kuih ketayap is a nyonya kuih, part of the peranakan cuisine. This means that it is a fusion of both Chinese and Malay cultures, a unique cuisine that is most prevalent and celebrated in Malaysia but can also be found in Singapore and some parts of Indonesia. To be really descriptive, Kuih ketayap is a Malaysian crepe flavoured with pandan juice and filled with coconut and gula Melaka filling.

    Learn how to make it wit Fitri, one of our artisans. She always makes it during the Raya period! Here is the recipe she shared with us. 

    kuih ketayap batik malaysia

    Ingredients:

    For coconut filling:
    80g Gula Melaka, chopped
    30g Sugar
    80ml Water
    200g Grated coconut
    6 Pandan leaves

     

    kuih ketayap batik Malaysia

    For kuih dough:
    20 Pandan leaves (blended with water to get 2cups of pandan juice)
    ½tsp Salt
    3 Eggs, lightly beaten
    250g Plain flour, sifted

     

    batik malaysia kuih ramadan

    Method:

    1. Boil gula Melaka and sugar with water until the sugars are dissolved. Add grated coconut and pandan leaves and cook until fairly dry. Leave to cool to room temperature

    kuih ketayap batik malaysia

    2. Blend pandan leaves with water into 2 cups of pandan juice. Stir in salt and eggs.
    Add flour and mix well. Sieve the batter into a bowl

    3. Heat up frying pan with some oil and pour in 2tbsp of batter. Swirl the pan to distribute the batter thinly. Cook over low heat.

    kuih ketayap batik malaysia

    4. Remove and leave to cool


    kuih ketayap batik malaysia


    5. To assemble, place 2 tablespoons of the filling on each pancake and roll up like a spring roll.  


    kuih ketayap batik malaysia
    kuih ketayap batik malaysia

    7. Serve

      kuih ketayap batik malaysia

      Let us know if you try it out.

      Selamat Hari Raya to you all!

      Continue reading

      Hari Raya: What Is Fasting?

      Hari Raya: What Is Fasting?

      What do you believe Ramadan is about? While many would answer “fasting”, that is partially correct.

      The Arabic word for the fasting activity actually means “to refrain”. Other than eating and drinking, the word implies refraining from all activities that give them temporary pleasure including smoking and even gossipping. It is truly a time for Muslims practice full devotion to their faith and empathy with the less fortunate.

      batik Malaysia

      “Even though fasting is difficult, I do it because I believe whatever is commanded by God for me to do must be good for me”, Fitri says (above: Fitri and her daughter). 

      batik Malaysia

      “When I fast, I am often tired, sleepy, and sometimes even cranky. That feeling reminds me to be thankful of what God has blessed me with and what I have everyday”, Ana comments (above: Ana and her daughter).

      The month is also a time where Muslims pay an endowment, called zakat fitrah in Malaysia, which is required by shariah law. It is believed to be an atonement for all the wrong deeds committed during the month and is given to organizations such as Islamic charities and funds.

      Of course, Muslims are encouraged to be generous all year round. At Batik Boutique, we believe that our artisans, many of whom are Muslim, have the potential to rise up beyond their backgrounds or circumstances and take ownership and pride in what they do. And we respect and encourage that their faith is an important part of their growth and success.

      batik Malaysia

      “Before working at Batik Boutique, I had more worries about everything in life. The fasting period is all about patience and endurance for me. I’m grateful to Batik Boutique for their patience and endurance too”, Ida explains (above: Ida and her husband).

      Every purchase made at the Batik Boutique directly benefits the people who work with us. During Ramadan, though denying themselves many earthly pleasures, they continue to work hard and create better lives for their families. Let’s all try to make a positive difference in the lives of others this month.


      Get in touch or pop by our studio at:

      Batik Boutique
      3, Jalan 26/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas,
      50480 Kuala Lumpur

      Hours:
      Monday - Friday
      8:30 am - 5:30pm
      Call or e-mail us about arranging a batik workshop at +60 3-2303 6052 / info@thebatikboutique.com

      Continue reading

      Things to Do in KL: Islamic Museum

      Things to Do in KL: Islamic Museum

      Ranked the number two thing to do when in Kuala Lumpur on Trip Advisor, The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) provides a unique look into a corner of the Islamic world that is often ignored. Located in tourist-favorite Southeast Asia, Malaysia has a multicultural population, which means great food, unique architecture, and, of course, fascinating art.

      At the IAMM, the Chinese, Malay, and Indian Islamic histories are heavily featured. As a religious study graduate from overseas, I was beyond excited to learn more about Islamic art history of my own country that was more mysterious to me than I would like.  

      islamic museum batik Malaysia

      The staff informed me that I could keep my backpack in their luggage storage facility to make my visit more comfortable. With the Red Festival Luggage Tag, I could do so without a worry that someone else would mistake my bag for his or hers!

      We were greeted by smiling faces who were able to answer any questions we had about the museum and about Islamic art in general. Although a standard adult ticket only costs RM14.00, make sure to see if you qualify for their concession prices. More information on ticket prices can be found here.

      corporate gifts kuala lumpur

      Bright-coloured document holders really help you out when you’re digging through your bag. The bright batik pattern on my passport holder and cardholder saved me a lot of time at the ticket counter!

      One step into this museum and the first thing you’ll notice is its ornate and fine details. In keeping with Islamic art motifs, everything is symmetrical. The architect for the museum definitely did not hold back on implementing geometrical patterns from the floor to the ceiling. After purchasing your ticket, you can take the elevator or take the spiral staircase. We opted for the stairs to take in more of the architecture.

      nasi lemak malaysia

      In addition to batik, Malaysia has another national treasure, nasi lemak, a fragrant rice dish. Here you can see our production manager, Kylin, sporting a tote bag with our unreleased nasi lemak print. These will be sold in our Hari Raya gift sets, which you can order here.

      If you’re a fan of M. C. Escher’s tessellations, you’ll find a lot to love at the IAMM! Don’t forget to look up, or you’ll miss the majestic designs on the domes. Any first-time visitor will inevitably spend as much time looking up and around as at the exhibits themselves.

      islamic museum batik malaysia

      Before heading into the galleries, we decided to explore more of the architecture first. After a long day of carrying around my heavy backpack in the sun, sitting by a fountain in the shade with my little light three-way clutch having a sip of tea out of my tumbler felt great.  

      fair trade Malaysia

      The famous inverted dome on the first floor definitely makes a grand entrance to the galleries and exhibitions of the museum. Syira, our Administration Specialist, almost dropped her tote bag at the first sight of the white and gold dome.

      islamic museum batik Kuala Lumpur

      The inverted dome only marks the beginning!

      The museum features many galleries including Quranic manuscripts, architecture, textiles, and jewelry. They have separate sections dedicated just to China, India, and Malaysia as well. One of our favorite sections was the China gallery. As most Chinese in Malaysia are not Muslims, it was both surprising and exciting to see the iconic blue and white Chinese pottery featuring Arabic verses or large scrolls with Quranic verses written in Chinese calligraphy.

      islamic museum kuala lumpur

      My nerdy side was wholly content at the sight of these beautiful scrolls… although Syira and Kylin definitely took the opportunity to tease the religious studies major for not knowing about the Hui Muslim communities in China!

      The jewelry section has everything from large chunky necklaces with portraits of kings as their pendants to small dainty necklaces with handpainted floral designs. I particularly enjoyed this section because it really shows what each culture thought to be the most prized in their communities to showcase on precious metals.

      jewellery case fair trade fashion Malaysia

      “Hey, Syira and Kylin. Do you think our jewelry roll can fit all of these?”

      jewellery islamic museum

      “I think we might need to make a bigger one.”

      Other than breathtaking jewelry, the IAMM has an extensive textile section that made our jaws drop in awe of how detailed and intricate some of the designs are. Because many Islamic cultures tend to infuse religion into every aspect of their lives, it’s common to confuse certain fashion preferences for purely religious choices. Just take a look at how beautifully diverse this collection is!

      malay traditional dress Malaysia

      Here you can see the Malay baju kurung and baju kebaya, an Afghan kuchi dress, a Palestinian Bedouin qabbeh, and a Munisak robe from Uzbekistan.

      In Malaysian fashion, batik is one of the traditional methods that still can be widely seen worn today. The Malaysian government consistently endorses batik as the national dress, even encouraging civil servants to wear batik to work on certain days of the month. The Batik Boutique has actually been awarded the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) Amplify Award and has partnered with the Malaysian government on multiple projects.

      batik scarf Malaysia

      Head coverings can be found in many Islamic and non-Islamic cultures. Here I’m using a batik scarf; Malaysia is a place where you can see them worn in a hundred different ways. Compare this style to that of singer Yuna’s turban. Check out our collaboration with the famous Malaysian singer!

      The art of batik painting and blocking spread to Malaysia before the arrival of Islam, and both batik and Islam have remained two irreplaceable parts of Malay culture. To have a hands-on experience of batik, take a batik workshop where you can even try to make your own batik pattern by painting with wax, a technique called canting.

      IAMM Malaysian batik

      Whilst the IAMM does not showcase any Malaysian batik, you can find a lot in the museum shop. Because of the symmetrical design of the building, the store is a bit hard to spot. It’s located on the first floor next to the inverted dome and the ramps to go up to the permanent galleries. Once you’re there, you can see echoes of Islamic motifs in batik as well, such as repeating patterns and a focus on nature.

      Malaysian souvenirs Kuala Lumpur

      You can spot some Batik Boutique products as well, such as a batik scarf, toiletry bag, jewelry roll, and even wooden bangles too. Here is our online store if you love what you see in this photo.

      batik Malaysia gifts

      “Wow, I haven’t seen this in a month!” Unlike fast fashion, The Batik Boutique often handles customised orders and manufactures products in small batches. As the black stone toiletry bag has sold out in our studio, Syira was glad to find it at the IAMM shop to match her leather-based tote bag.

      A visit to the IAMM really puts into perspective how underrepresented much of the Islamic world is. Rather than a blanket term for similar art forms and cultures, a better way to think about Islamic art would be a canvas that allows for progression and modernization. Practised in Southeast Asia for thousands of years, batik fashion is just as adaptable and malleable as it ever was, especially as Malaysia becomes more culturally diverse.

      Malaysian fashion batik

      The Batik Boutique shares a similar vision with the IAMM in honouring the roots of Malaysian fashion and the influences that have shaped it into what it is today. Everything that happens at The Batik Boutique is for the empowerment of our artisans and the preservation of traditional art forms. The Batik Boutique pay our artisans far above the minimum wage, offer them free training and child care, and work around their daily schedules. We do this because we believe producing beautiful products with traditional methods is pointless unless we are also honoring the artists behind them.

       

      You can find all The Batik Boutique products featured in the blog post on our website. Or pop by our studio at:

      The Batik Boutique
      3, Jalan 26/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas,
      50480 Kuala Lumpur

      Hours:
      Monday - Friday
      8:30 am - 5:30pm

      Call or e-mail us about arranging a batik workshop at +60 3-2303 6052 / info@thebatikboutique.com

      Continue reading

      Things to Do in KL: National Craft Day

      Things to Do in KL: National Craft Day

      Looking for a locally handmade gift or a unique statement piece for your home? Then you can find treasures of artisanal handicraft scavenging this weekend at Hari Kraf Kebangsaan (HKK), or National Craft Day.


      Tucked behind the famous Jalan Bukit Bintang, the Craft Complex on Jalan Conlay is hosting the annual two-week event organised by the Malaysian government where handmade apparel and products are on sale for a third--sometimes even a fifth--of the price on the high streets. This weekend is your last chance to go!

      batik malaysia national craft day

      As much as I wanted to buy this cat pillow, I reminded myself I was on a mission to buy a birthday gift for my dad!

      Working in the Malaysian batik industry, Serena and I had a lot of networking to do, as textile suppliers from all across Malaysia were gathered in one place. We proudly brought our sturdy leather-based tote bag with a handpainted batik pattern to fit our camera, sample fabrics, and of course, newly purchased crafts .

      Naturally, our production specialist, Serena, struck up conversations with some of the vendors. There were hundreds of batik vendors at HKK, each with a different style and vision for the future of batik fashion. Even the Malaysian Prime Minister’s wife is showing her personal couture batik and songket collection there.

      batik notebook malaysia

      After chatting with a number of vendors, Serena and I sat down to make notes of the contacts we made and new ideas in our batik notebook. Other than batik, Malaysia has many artisans moving into other trendy dyeing techniques as well, such as shibori. You can see Serena adorned in shibori from her scarf to her tumbler to her three-way clutch from Batik Boutique’s Eco-Dyed collection.

      Traditional and modern designs are both well-represented at HKK. Everyone’s style is accommodated here, from contemporary minimalist to bright floral.  You’ll run into a lot of fusion of foreign and local techniques, adaptation of modern techniques to make Malaysian cultural products, and even the usage of techniques passed down for generations to achieve more non-traditional looks.

      itajime clutch batik Malaysia

      “Um, how do you even open this?” Serena asked when fiddling with the food tiffin with a hexagonal handle. We tried... and we failed. Good thing Serena only had a small three-way clutch on her, or else we might have had to pay for some broken ceramics after our unfruitful endeavours.

      Be careful not to spend too much time at one tent thinking that the others could not possibly be any more extensive. This year they have a tent for traditional Malaysian fashion and a separate tent for earth-based (such as clay), wood, and metal crafts. These two are the largest and about equal in size. Serena and I definitely got our workouts in for the day!

      do it yourself batik malaysia

      Step outside the tents and you’ll find a small hut which hosts batik classes, where your kids can paint on canvases with pre-drawn wax. If you’re interested in the whole process of batik painting or blocking in an air-conditioned studio, sign up for a batik workshop where you can make your own batik scarf, notebook, and many more other products on another day.  But do remember to book in advance!

      There are craft and cooking demonstrations, outdoor exhibitions and events as well. Envious of Serena’s flowy silk shibori scarf, I was tempted to buy my own batik scarf; Malaysia has the type of climate where layers are necessary not to keep warm but to protect yourself from the sun!

      Hari Kraf Kebangsaan Malaysia National Craft Day

      Other than revamping your wardrobe, prepare for the possibility of redesigning your whole living room. They have homeware ranging from small rattan flowers to full bedroom sets. The rattan and bamboo sets are a source of nostalgia for every Malaysian, as memories of celebrating holidays or family reunions would surely include sitting on grandma’s handmade wooden furniture while bantering or exchanging stories.

      Malaysia craftsmanship batik

      Don’t be misled to think there would only be small products. They even put a wooden bridge in the middle of one of the tents to showcase the full extent of Malaysian craftsmanship.

      If you don’t have a full day to spend at HKK, it’s best to decide beforehand what you’re looking for. My main goal was a birthday gift for my dad, so I didn’t spend too much time looking at jewellery or handwoven accessories. Shopping for a 58-year-old businessman at a craft convention isn’t easy, but I pulled it off!

      modern patchwork batik Malaysia

      Success! After looking at shirts and mugs, I finally found the perfect gift. This artist makes beautiful pictures by fitting small pieces of fabric onto foam fabric, an art form she calls “non-stitch modern patchwork.”

      The few hours we spent at HKK were marked by many successes. Buying a great birthday gift, making new business contacts, seeing inspiring fusions of techniques, picking up glazed ceramic mugs. An ice-cream vendor even came on his motorbike while we were waiting for our ride in the heat.

      However, the most valuable thing we received was when Serena overheard the next stall praising their very talented batik artist who is an autistic middle-aged man. It gave us a refreshed sense of purpose about the work that we do. The story of The Batik Boutique begins with and continues to be centred on its artisans, who we train, provide work for, and have created an irreplaceable community with. As we were getting into the car to head back to the sewing centre for a meeting, Serena and I laughed about how some of our seamstresses would cheekily tease us about not getting them gifts from our outing.

      batik Malaysia artisan handmade

      These are the smiling faces we came back to. It’s hard to get Ana, Yatie, Dayang, and Munirah to take a serious picture. Trust us when we tell you they’re cheeky!

      In a market dominated by fast fashion, one can easily forget that fashion is actually a form of art and a part of cultural history. When you visit the HKK this weekend, take the time to ask the small local entrepreneurs about where their products and apparel come from. It is rare and precious opportunity in this day and age to be able to speak directly to the artisans who made your clothes and accessories.

      And that’s something The Batik Boutique is deeply grateful to have every day.

      batik boutique team malaysia

      More info about Hari Kraf Kebangsaan:
      5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur,
      50450 Kuala Lumpur
      February 22 - March 6, 2017
      10am - 10pm

      Free shuttle services available to and from Ampang Park and Pavilion.

      You can find all The Batik Boutique products featured in the blog post on our website. Or pop by our studio at:

      The Batik Boutique
      3, Jalan 26/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas,
      50480 Kuala Lumpur

      Hours:
      Monday-Friday
      8:30 am – 5:30pm

      Call or e-mail us about arranging a batik workshop at +60 3-2303 6052 / info@thebatikboutique.com
       

           

      Continue reading

      We're hiring!

      We're hiring!

      The Batik Boutique is growing, and we're looking for two talented and dynamic professionals to join the team. 

      Enjoy your job working for a business that brings impact to local communities with a fun team in a growing company that allows you to develop as an individual.

      Here's what we're looking for:

       

      OFFICE MANAGER

      We are looking for an Office Manager to organize and coordinate administration duties and office procedures. Your role is to create and maintain a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication and client satisfaction.  At our company, we value initiative, communication, and teamwork.  

      While The Batik Boutique takes enormous pride in the high quality handmade fashion, gifts and home goods that their artisans create, people matter most. The person best suited to this role will be interested in challenging themselves and work in a lively environment.

      Responsibilities:

      Serve as the point person for office manager duties including:

      • Managing inventory
      • Coordinating with vendors and service providers
      • Greeting and helping retail customers
      • Ordering products and supplies
      • Researching suppliers online
      • Improving company procedures and day-to-day operations
      • Organising in-house and off-site activities like bazaars, workshops, etc.
      • Providing administrative and sales support and generally ensuring that the office runs smoothly

      Requirements:

      • University degree and additional qualifications in Administration or Accounting will be a plus
      • Proven experience as an Office Manager, or Administrator (+5 years)
      • Knowledge of office administrator responsibilities, systems and procedures
      • Proficiency in MS Office
      • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
      • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and Bahasa)
      • Strong organizational and planning skills
      • An open mind with an ability to suggest improvements

      How to apply: send us your CV and tell us why do you want to work with us. Our contact email is info@thebatikboutique.com

       

      GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND MEDIA SPECIALIST

      We are looking for someone responsible for designing all our graphic materials, as well as maintaining digital marketing communication procedures already in place: social media, newsletters, website, etc. Photography skills for both modelled and staged products are not required but highly desired. As a creative resource, you will be assisting with and identifying design needs to help continuously elevate the quality of our marketing materials and overall brand image.  At our company, we value initiative, communication, and teamwork.  

      While The Batik Boutique takes enormous pride in the high quality handmade fashion, gifts and home goods that their artisans create, people matter most. The person best suited to this role will be interested in challenging themselves and work in a lively environment.

      Responsibilities:

      • Design a variety of graphic work/deliverables, including mockups for designs, fabric prints, visual displays, photo editing, newsletters, social media visuals, promotional products, etc.
      • Maintain and implement digital marketing projects and assets including: website content, email marketing campaigns, and social media.
      • Develop, manage and promote the use of brand style guides (uniform colors, fonts, icons, page format, document organization, etc.) to present a uniform brand image.
      • Other responsibilities available depending on personal interest.

      Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, ICT, Art, or related discipline
      • Proven experience in similar role (+2 years)
      • Must supply portfolio to demonstrate design ability for digital media solutions, marketing promotions and graphic design including URLs. Candidate’s portfolio must demonstrate a good eye for color, composition, legibility, and creativity.
      • Demonstrated working knowledge using Adobe Creative Suite-(including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat); Microsoft applications (including Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
      • Strong organizational and planning skills, superior attention to details and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
      • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English; other languages are a plus)
      • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

      How to apply: send us your CV and portfolio and tell us why do you want to work with us. Our contact email is info@thebatikboutique.com.

       

      We hope to hear from you! 

      Continue reading