We embrace that for today's brands, creative solutions can take on any form. Sometimes it's creating meaningful content. Sometimes it's designing purposeful experiences. Sometimes it's inventing what is next.
At The Makmal, we generate our own products, projects and initiatives with our brand-partners, while taking on limited client work.
We love to hear your business challenges and to best understand how we can help.
We are multidisciplinary makers—designers, writers, technologists and strategists—experienced in helping brands evolve and grow in this fast paced changing world.
For every project, we pull together the right people for the job.
Maharis, fondly known as Ari, has led innovative and strategic driven creative work for brands such as Volkswagen, Honda, BMW-MINI, Fonterra, KFC, Mister Potato, Maybank2u, Maxis-Hotlink, U-Mobile, Taylor's University and many more.
Ari previously served as Creative Director at TBWA\Creative Juice Kuala Lumpur, Ogilvy Malaysia and APD Kuala Lumpur, as well as led digital integrated teams at Tribal DDB, DraftFCB and Proximity/BBDO.
His obsession with the mad confluence between digital and advertising has won him many accolades including at Spikes Asia Festival, Adfest Festival, Effies Awards, APPIES Awards, Kancil Awards, Webby Awards.
He hasn't stopped being a Creative Mischief since designing his first Flash website in 1998. In his spare time, between raising 4 kids with Zara, he makes custom streetwears and tinkers with his bike.
Zara has been in the interactive industry for more than 15 years, working on global and multinational brands such as Nokia, Toyota, Honda, Microsoft, Prudential, Maybank, Maxis and DiGi, to name a few.
She was previously at OgilvyOne Worldwide as a Senior Designer, Integricity as an Art Director and later freelancing for various digital agencies while being a full-time mummy and homemaker.
Zara has also dabbled in content writing (parenting/family section) for Easyliving.my (owned by Mudah.my) where her posts have always been in the Top Posts and were viewed/shared by tens of thousands of readers every month.
In 2016, she founded the first Halal Chinese Confinement Food delivery service that caters to postpartum mothers and post-surgery patients.