There are so many creative people that are looking up to the sky as the limit. But we live in the real world that has limitations, constraints and regulations. Rules can be broken but someone has to pay the price. Deadlines can be pushed but the rest of the chain suffers. Good quality design does mean staying in a bit later than the normal 9 to 5 workers, but the finished masterpiece only pleases some creative eyes and not even the people who pay it realize the certain kerning and colour changes. Sometimes you feel that you are the only one that has the pile of work, because the rest of the team rely heavy on you. After a long suffering cough and cold, you realize that your body only can hold so much and your health comes first. But the year after you repeat the same game as if you did not learn. And after several years you managed to collect Linked in 500+ colleagues along the way. But the ones that cheer for you at home are the most precious people you know. Thank you dear Greg and Amy. I love both of you and thank you for letting me pursue my own dreams to stay in this crazy but beautiful and colourful world...


EXPERIENCE

OCTOBER 2009 - PRESENT
ART DIRECTOR
6 Degrees Integrated Communications, Toronto, ON

Clients: Colgate-Palmolive Canada (Colgate Dental Care, Softsoap, Lady Speedstick, Irish Spring, Fleecy), Clorox Canada (Clorox, Brita, Glad, Hidden Valley Ranch, Greenworks), Energizer Personal Care (Schick Razors, Hydro Men, Hydro Silk, Intuition, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Playtex Infant and Playtex Feminine Care), Henkel Canada (Dial, got2b, Renuzit, Purex, Right Guard), Ferrerro (Ferrerro Rocher & Kinder Surprise), Novartis Pharmaceutical (Otrivin, Buckley's, Thrive, Voltaren), Irving Tissue (Majesta, Royale Tissues), Tree Canada, Campbell's Soup, Pepperidge Farm (Goldfish), Moen Canada.

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MAY 2006 - OCTOBER 2009
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Clients: Jamieson Laboratories, RC Design, Cobb Canada, Global Web Solutions, 3ag Systems, Sabre Marketing.

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AUGUST 2003 - MAY 2005

DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION
dossier creative, Vancouver, BC

Clients: Vincor, Okanagan Spring Brewery, Atlas Wine Merchants, Please Mum, Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Factory, AG Hair products, Vancouver Art Gallery, Cordon Bleu and Arts Umbrella.

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JUNE 2000 - MAY 2003

SENIOR DESIGNER
StarHub Creative Services at STARHUB, Singapore

Worked with Marketing and Corporate team to create and produce print and TV advertisements as well
as various marketing and promotional materials for StarHub and its in-house channels: Football Channel, SuperSports and Eureka Children’s Channel.

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OCTOBER 1996 - MAY 2000
Designer - Design Director (Packaging)
Addison Design Consultants, Jakarta & Singapore

Clients: Bayer (Singapore), Lion Kodomo (Japan), Bumiputra-Commerce Bank Malaysia, Purefoods (Phillippines), Telekom Malaysia, Keebler (Malaysia), Danone Asia, Warner Lambert, Unilever, Van Melle and Bank Rakyat Indonesia.


EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF DESIGN 1996
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC


SKILLS

 

• Adobe Creative Suite
• Keynotes Presentation
• Powerpoint Presentation
• Pre-press production for offset and packaging (rotogravure and flexo)
• Photography
• Modern Calligraphy (with Pen nibs and ink)


CONNECT

• Behance  DhaniaKumara
• Linkedin  Dhania Kumara
• Email dhania@dhaniadesign.com