Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do you pronounce your name?

Novialdi rhymes with Vivaldi, the Italian composer.

2. How much is it for a design?
It's like asking, "How much is it for a house?" It depends. We won't know about the number before we have a thorough discussion concerning the project; On the sort of business; On who is the target market; On the scope of the project; On how many works I need to produce; On how soon the works need to get done; On what is the scale of the company; Et cetera, et cetera. Potential client has to elaborate about their background, their vision and more. The more specific, the better.
Above all, we aim to provide an affordable and reasonably priced works.

3. What is a brief? And what if I don't have one?
A brief is a simple document that specify (among other things):
  • Your (or your company) background.
  • The objection of the project.
  • Product specification such as the quantity, type of product or variant.
  • The target market.
  • Design preference (prefered colours, how it should look, etc. It would be great if you add image samples).
  • Timeline.
  • and most importantly, the Budget. It helps to define the scope of the project.
A brief is essential for a larger scale project. If you haven't a brief, it's okay. We can certainly help clarify them.

4. What is your creative process?
A well-prepared brief that specifies the aim of the design, style preference, timeline and most importantly the budget would be an excellent starting point. Then I will move to research and prepare some sketches. The client will be presented with the best solution for the brief and we will move on to refining process afterwards. A final artwork would then be assembled.

5. How fast do you work?
It depends on your need and my schedule. I can work fast, I can work slow and I can work really slow. Finding inspirations takes time. Creating a hand drawn lettering poster with gilding also takes a lot of time. Digitizing a copperplate engraving illustration definitely takes more time. The more time devoted to a piece of work, the more timeless it becomes.

6. After I've seen your sketches, can I make changes?
I don't do multiple revisions and adjustments going back and forth, back and forth. Know that the designs shown to you had been carefully thought out and what I consider as the best solution. Trust my artistic judgments because you've hired me to do something that you cannot. If you feel that changes are necessary, please do so in a considerate manner. List all your requirement clearly. Those requests will be taken into consideration.

7. What is the best condition for you to produce the best works?
Client plays a big part. They are whom I work with, not work for. Those that are open-minded, receptive, considerate and courteous are my favorite people to work with. Ample time frame. And of course, give appropriate rewards.

8. What is your style?
Classically beautiful. Elegant. Meticulously crafted. Shows a high degree of sophistication. Even if there are no strategy nor concept behind a particular work, at least it looks artistic.

9. Can I use your exisiting designs for my personal or commercial or non-commercial uses?
All of my works are protected under copyright law. You do not have permission to use them for any kind of purposes without my written consent. All the images on this site are not to be copied, resell, duplicated or recreated. Please don't steal my ideas and artworks. Designing is how I make my livelihood. But you can always ask first.

10. I bought one of your artprint. Can I make copies?
Even though the poster is sold to you, the artwork contained is still licensed as the property of Andrew Novialdi. By purchasing the poster, it does not give you the rights to duplicate, resell or use it (in whole or as a part) for any other purposes (commercial or non-commercial). Please respect the workmanship and thought that goes into making the artwork.

11. I'm a fellow designer. Can I use your ideas for my design?
Although I'm flattered that you find my work to be very good, what you intending to do is called plagiarism. It means stealing other people's ideas, thoughts, and expressions. Afterall, my designs were created in accordance to the unique briefs of each project. Surely it could not be the best solution for your brief. Better do your own research and come up with a genuine solution. It will be much more satisfying. Be original!

12. Does your store ship world wide?
We ship to most countries. Fill in your address to find out the shipping cost.