mooinc is set up as a multi disciplinary organisation.
We engage with our clients to develop and clearly define a detailed scope of work. In the office we get the benefit of having a variety of disciplines under a single roof and we find these discussions at the initial stages renable us to provide our clients a more effective and comprehensive solution.
Diploma in Multimedia Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Aako’s freelance experience in graphic design involved developing corporate brand identities, business cards and logos for several local companies and businesses including for a Malaysian Architectural Firm “Akitek Suria”, local yatcht “Avanzare”, and LICIOUS, a travel agency/wedding planning business.
As design technician at Mooinc, she works on illustrations, and identity, promotional, publication and interface design. Every day is an exercise in thought-processing ideas to create concepts, doodling, digital illustration, layout design and refinement. There is also the fun stuff, like mood-boards, and deadlines.
Aako is addicted to Trance music and has a personal affiliation with the star, arcturus.
Andhu did his MA at the London Film School. He has, before and since, edited, directed a comprehensive amount of adverts, shorts and documentaries.
He has exhibited films at the one of the UK’s largest cultural events, the BFI London Film Festival as well as for the Imperial war museum film festival and competition. Both films were in the running, in the short-film category and the documentary category respectively.
His work, including film and experimental video installations, have been exhibited in both the UK and Australia.
Andhu also surfs, reads, and watches a great deal of films when he is not making them.
Aroon was a graphic designer Maldives Marine Services for four years before he began working at Mooinc, where he works as a Position Graphic, interior and exterior designer.
At Mooinc Aroon’s schedule comprises of a combination of working, snacking, staring into space, and staving off procrastination. Most recently he has worked on the corporate package of Across Global Logistics Network.
Aroon is perpetually inspired, deriving it from nature, people and living itself. Workwise, he loves anything to do with graphic design and 3D and other assorted geekery.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, PGD (Marketing), MA Marketing Management
It was based on a personal belief in the strength of visual expression that lead to Topi’s decision to do a degree in Fine Art. This, combined with a subsequent MA in Marketing Management lay the foundation for his current work as a Creative Marketing Consultant at Mooinc.
On completing his masters in the UK and his move to the Maldives, one of the challenges he faced was the practical application of learned, cost-effective marketing strategies to local needs. More than commercial projects, Topi found that there were needs for social marketing with awareness campaigns, for community-based organisations such as the nationwide child abuse prevention campaign to link familial and social networks was carried out by Mooinc with the Ministry of Gender and UNICEF.
An interesting outcome of Topi’s five years of experience at Mooinc of mainly social marketing, has been the application of similar strategies to contemporary commercial marketing leading to long term, cost-effective, contextual marketing solutions allowing for more empathetic, sustainable commercial marketing through social engagement. In addition to this, isolated, fragmented communities that makes up the Maldives where it is a challenge to develop worthwhile national campaigns, the social marketing experience has proven that effectiveness of the project’s mould-ability to the situation and context, solutions that are applicable to the contemporarily niche marketing and customization.
Fazeen’s childhood interest in art and design was the key to his interest in design. His efficiency and potential for architectural work while he was working as a graphic layout
artist at Tekton Design Associates paved the way for further architectural work. Although fresh out of school, he was offered a promotion to work as an architectural technician, preparing detailed architectural and structural drawings, and projects undertaken by the company.
At Mooinc, he is responsible for preparing concept drawings and preparing detailed architectural & interior designs. The best thing about working at Mooinc for Fazeen is the chance for him to practice his passion every day.
Apart from architecture, Fazeen also enjoys sketching, painting and wants to learn calligraphy.
Faazir worked at the pioneer architectural firm, Tekton Design Associates, for six years. After that, having completed his BSc in Architecture, joined Mooinc in 2010. For Faazir, the most appealing aspect of working at Mooinc is the independency and freedom for individual expression, which he believes is a vital aspect of development.
Faazir’s most recent project include handling the overall project of a proposed ten-storey residential building in Male’, from the initial conceptual design to the detailed design development; and a four-storey house in Hulhumale’.
Aako is addicted to Trance music and has a personal affiliation with the star, arcturus.
B A (Hons) Architecture, BArch, MScUD
Having completed BArch at the Manchester School of Architecture and his MSC in Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Design at UCL, Ishan has been involved in a variety of architectural projects, big and small, spanning the last two decades.
Notable early projects have included the refurbishment of the 105-bedroom Kani Lanka Resort and Spa in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. He also lead a design team in the project that master-planned a residential block and detail design of 240 units of housing for Hulhumale’ Development Project in 2001/02.
Recent projects include The Cyprea, one of the more prominent buildings on the Male’ seafront, a ten-storey mixed use development at H. Coconut Villa, as well as an 8-storey Mixed-used and condominium Development in Hulhumale’.
Outside of architecture, Ishan is also involved in the arts sector, having developed the concept for the Maaravalhi Art Workshops held in Male’ in 1998, and has also produced an album ‘Furolhu’ by local band Kushenooney, where he is the drummer.
Bachelor of Interior Design, University of Canberra
Karam most recently worked as a Marketing Officer at Allied Insurance, the leading insurance company in the Maldives and previously, at the Housing Development Corporation Ltd.
Greatly interested in visual arts, Karam has qualifications in graphics and multimedia, marketing and communication, event management, interior design, illustrating and painting. His personal aesthetic invokes simplicity and clean beauty, which reflects in his work at Mooinc.
Karam is the co-founder of “SpaceParade” a local group of video enthusiasts who produce what can best be described as ‘funny videos’ that benchmark the local mainstream.
Karam has the dubious honour of having once won a graffiti competition and presented a radio show with the all-encompassing title “The Random Entertainment Show” on faraway fm.
CAT/ACCA, 2nd Stage
Athi began working in Novelty Printers and Publishers as a designer, then worked for Islanders Maldives as an Accounts Assistant for five years. In 2009, he worked for Eches Consultancy accounts.
Athi is the lead singer of the local band Violet Addiction.
BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
A Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Architectural Studies graduate from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom and a great fan of John Lennon, Nishath has worked for local Architectural Firm Riyan Pte Ltd prior to working at Mooinc.
At Mooinc, Nishath works in developing design solutions. He is currently working on the designing a 3-storey house in Hulhumale’, and is thoroughly excited by the process.
Nishath believes trust and flexibility is one of the most crucial aspects of the architect-client relationship, and what the most elegant designs are based on.
Nishath listens to a lot of John Lennon and Beatles music while he works. He alsoswims and plays a good amount of football.
Penny has been an instrumental part of managing the Mooinc Team and projects. Since 2010, her work at the company has included juggling projects, liaising with clients and ensuring everyone is happy. Most recently, she managed the UNICEF advocacy campaign for Child Friendly Baraabaru Schools, and co-ordinated the brand positioning and communication for Timeline® Reefside.
Having previously worked here and there in the private sector, Penny also spent a two-year stint working as a journalist for Haveeru. She has served on the Executive board of SAWM (South Asian Women’s Media) as Acting General Secretary and was an Executive Member for SAFMA (South Asian Free Media Association).
Penny is of the rare breed, who gets excited about organising. Her closest companions are tables, schedules and calendars but on the weekends, she watches Game of Thrones and listens to Woodkid.