Arjun Khara is the creative director at Quantico Communications (Singapore), and the course convenor for Quantico’s copywriting and visual communications courses in Singapore and South East Asia. Arjun is also in charge of design intelligence, and oversees all of Quantico’s visual communications experiences for content presentation, total graphic design standards, and programming websites and rich digital applications for design-led and visual interactive projects. In 2012 Arjun moved from Quantico’s head of visual communication to leading the firm’s creative direction. From 2016 Arjun will also be heading Quantico’s group research development and investing arm in South East Asia for startups involved in visual communications, game design, still and kinetic typography, and mobile digital entertainment spaces. Artworks, illustrations, and videos have been designed by Arjun Khara.
Arjun Khara – creative director and lead workshops instructor: copywriting, and web-writing Courses (Singapore and South East Asia)
2016–Present: Creative Director: Content Modelling, Design Direction, and Digital Startups Sourcing
2012–2015: Creative Director (Visual Communication)
2009–2011: Copywriting and Web Courses in Singapore and ASEAN
2005–2009: Copywriter and Graphic Designer
Adobe Certified Associate
Adobe (Ps, Ai, Ae, Pr, In, Au, An, Lr, Fl, Dw, Br)
Apple Final Cut Pro and Apple Aperture
Autodesk SketchBook Pro
2D and 3D Animation, Rigs, Physics, and Inverse Kinematics
Brand Conceptualisation, UI/UX, and Organisational Storytelling
WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal Content Management System(s)
Node.js Server Side Scripting
Semantic Search Modelling
Arduino Physical Computing
Xcode and Swift 4
Design in Search and Social Media (ISBN: 978-981-09-9822-6)
Select Clients. (Complete Client List [+])
Marina Bay Sands
Ministry of Defence
McCann World Group
Ministry of Communication and Information
Ministry of Manpower
Workforce Development Agency
Ministry of Education
National University of Singapore
Education & Training.
2018–2022: PhD Typography and Graphic Communication (University of Reading)
Proposed Thesis Title: Investigating the Relationship Between Typography and Authority in State-Designed Documents to Articulate Singapore’s Voice of Authority in the Post-Digital Era.
2017–2018: MA Computer Games Art and Design — Valedictorian Orator — (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Thesis Title: Studying the Influences of Typography and Colour Theory on Design Considerations and Consumer Experiences for Action-Adventure Genre Computer Games, from 1985 to 2017.
May–July 2017: Italian Renaissance Art 1400-1500 (University of Oxford: Department of Continuing Education)
April–June 2017: Britain and its Empire (University of Oxford: Department of Continuing Education)
April–July 2016: Shakespeare Online (University of Oxford: Department of Continuing Education)
2002–2005: BA Communication, Media and Culture — Golden Key Hons. — (University of South Australia)
2001–2002: Year 1 Certificate, International Hotel Management — Partial Scholarship — (International College of Hotel Management)
Copywriting Across ASEAN: Success in Design and Visual Communication
Developing Digital Strategies for Community Engagement
Marketing Guru Reveals Brand Secrets
Designing a National Award From The Ground Up
Ideology Through Interactive Communication
Understanding ASEAN Stories, Characters and Characteristics
ValleyVolley: A Kickstarter Success Story
Older Articles, Radio Interviews, and Media Stories
I’m a Communications Specialist by my first degree, a programmer by training, and a workshops instructor at heart. I help organisations learn about themselves, and their stakeholders, through cross-disciplinary workshops on content marketing, copywriting, and web technologies. As a trainer and communications co-ordinator at Quantico, my role is to help my participants create and manage meaningful content by exploring its influence on human behaviour, social experiences, and cultural connections. By adopting and applying these learnings, organisations are able to convert passive users of data into active and captive communities for information.
Note: Owing to the volume of works completed since 2005, some portfolio items are off-site, on other domains. These off-site items have been linked to and also marked in the portfolio section below. The works shown here are available for public display and demonstration and do not include works (animation, apps, UI, packaging, and visual effects) completed for clients, or works that have been requested to remain private for compliance, client data protection, and ISO 9001:2015 standards purposes.
Portfolio of Selected Works.
(Graphic Communication, Typography, Design, Programming, Animation, and Research and Development)
Building and programming a voice-controlled Mars Rover robot.
Building and programming a sound-sensitive puzzle box.
Designing a fire-fighting game: user-interface and artwork.
19-Fortuna: a team-built third-person shooter computer game.
Retention and monetisation strategies for Brain Commander: Mind Training Game.
Designing, conceptualising and deploying Brain Commander: Mind Training Game.
Designing and drawing low-poly art purely with code.
Saving space by designing kinetic flip cards for websites.
Using CSS code and typography to enhance form checkboxes.
Click the image to see the galaxy in VR. Turn any 2D image into an interactive VR experience. Bonus: See the black hole in at the centre of the galaxy. (To get the full effect, use a VR headset like Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard)
Click the image to watch this video in VR space. Concept development for gamifying learning environments in classrooms in Singapore. (To get the full effect, use a VR headset like Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard)
Quantico Course Finder Mobile App UI using an isometric grid.
A short on search resulting in simple happiness.
Continuous loop on content comprising content.
Game concept: Sun to Super Nova (Wish You Were Here).
Silent Heroes Awards 2014 Concept to Conclusion.
Let’s Get Growing: A short video-driven game on fishing and finding answers.
Bounce and build concept for new mobile app on architecture for kids.
CSS3 arrows and pointers for UI enhancement.
An animated tale of angular dimensions.
Creating web animations using pure CSS3 keyframes.
Razor blade game form divs using pure HTML5 and CSS3.
Responsive web design using HTML5 and CSS3 media queries.
UI Dynamic div borders for web and mobile app deployment.
UI Transparent div boxes for web and mobile app deployment.
Google’s material design (animated look and feel) for web forms.
Flat design with cast shadows in Illustrator.
Mac OS Yosemite Keyboard Shortcuts and Commands.
Perfectly centered elements for web and mobile screens (with animated elements).
Qumerals: A numeral typeface to augment Quantic’s brand identity. (Brand / Typography / Story / Design).
Designing and Defining an identity for WineTime, and the World’s Number 1 Sake Sommelier (2018) Joshua Kalinan. (Brand / Naming / Story / UI / UX / Iconography / Color / Design / App).
Visually experiencing fruit juices through 3D packaging for Ripe Australian Fruit Juices (Brand / Typography / Story / Color / Design / Retail Appeal).
Designing and re-defining the mobile logistics industry with a Simplr Solution (Brand / Typography / Naming / Story / UI / UX / Iconography / Color / Design / App).
Just One Line: The story of copywriting. This opening sequence is for a mini-series that tracks the birth and growth of copywriting, visual design, and textuality’s influence across the digital world.
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AccorHotels Asia Pacific
AccorHotels Greater China
AccorHotels Hong Kong
Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group
Agency for Integrated Care
Alliance Era Pte Ltd
Art Science Museum (ASM)
Asia Pacific Maritime Trade Show
Asia Television Forum
Baron’s Strong Brew
Bethesda Care and Counselling Centre
BlackBlue Media Group (BBMG)
Boys’ Town Singapore
Bureau Pte Ltd
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Chan Brothers Travel
Charities Aid Foundation South East Asia
Civil Service College (CSC)
ClearPath Sdn Bhd
Contact Centre Association of Singapore
Dow Chemical Company
DST Telecoms Brunei
Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine
Employment and Employability Institute (e2i)
Esplanade Theatres By The Bay
ESSEC Business School
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts
Fairfield Methodist Alumni Association
Far East Management Pte Ltd
Far East Hospitality Pte Ltd
Fullerton Financial Holdings
G – N
Gems Advisors (Asia) Pte Ltd
George P. Johnson
Gold Roast White Coffee
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
Hai’s Pte Ltd
Havas Media Pte Ltd
Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)
International Data Corporation (IDC)
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG)
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore
IP Academy Singapore (IPOS)
Iron Ore Week Singapore
Knowledge Management Solutions (KMS)
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
Lantiq Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Lazada South East Asia
Lazy Lizard Restaurant and Bars
Mahidol University (Thailand)
Make It Work
Marina Bay Sands
McCann World Group
Mendaki (Yasan Mendaki)
Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)
Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)
Ministry of Education (MOE)
Ministry of Manpower (MOM)
Nanyang Technological University
National Council of Social Service (NCSS)
National Health Group Diagnostics (NHG)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
National University of Singapore Society (NUSS)
National Youth Council Singapore (NYC)
Neo Garden Catering
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
O – Z
One World International School
People’s Association Singapore (PA)
Persatuan Permudi Islam Singapura
PSA Corporation Ltd
Ripe Australian Fruit Juices
RMA Contracts Pte Ltd
Shenton Wealth Holdings
Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC)
Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
Singapore Kindness Movement
Singapore Post (SingPost)
Singapore Science Centre
Singapore Swimming Club
Singapore Tourism Board
Singtel Telecommunications Pte Ltd
Singtel Mobile Pte Ltd
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel So Singapore
Somfy Pte Ltd
Standard Chartered Bank
Trend Micro Inc
Upper Storey Pte Ltd
Warees Investments Pte Ltd (MUIS)
Wesley Methodist Church
Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Workforce Development Agency (WDA)
100% Design Singapore
8i Holdings Ltd