Zinnia Nizar
Creative Director, Ampersand Studios
Zinnia studied graphic design at Art Institute of Seattle (1995) and School of Visual Arts (1998) in United States. She started her career in magazines and continues now to be one of the few designers that is sought out for editorial design in Indonesia. In 2015, together with her friend, Adityayoga, they created their first project, a self-published book called "graphic design, deadline, pray". The book was a huge hit, got noticed by Gramedia, one of the largest publishing company in Indonesia, and now, a 5 series of the pray book, published in early 2017.
In 2009, she joined the Indonesia Graphic Designer Association (ADGI) and her love for their cause led her to became their president (2014-2017). Within her term is ADGI, she helped establish the newly founded Indonesia Agency for Creative Economy and she is also active in Indonesia Committee for Economic Industry sector Creative Economy Workgroup as head for the Design Sector.
She currently runs her own studio, Ampersand Studio and teaches design in Bonus Northumbria School of Design, Jakarta Institute of the Arts (IKJ) and International School of Design (IDS).