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DANI ONEISSE

DANI ONEISSE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & FOUNDING PARTNER
Danny was born in the UAE and has spent 15 years in the regional advertising industry, with a few years at Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai as Senior Director and a large part of it in a WPP group company, ADK International, where he served as General Manager.

During his tenure he has been instrumental in multiple product launches and various public initiatives for Sony Ericsson mobiles, Bridgestone, Toshiba, Sheikh Mohammad Establishment for Young Business Leaders, Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council, Dubai Police… just to name a few.

In 2010, he decided to start Livingroom.
ROGER KANAKRI

ROGER KANAKRI

CHAIRMAN & FOUNDING PARTNER
P&G, GSK, Red Bull, Pepsi, Budweiser, LG, British American Tobacco, Mashreq Bank, Fed Ex, Atlantis and Mall of the Emirates are few of the brands Roger took immense pleasure in handling during his 15-year career in the advertising world until he woke up on March 17th 2010, looked at the sky at 6am and felt it was a good day to quit the General Manager position at Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai.

On that particular day, Roger decided to leave the secure, corporate advertising world to set up Livingroom Communication. This was a dream that took 10 years in the making. Roger is an idealist who truly believes in the power of talent and the need to nurture and retain them at any cost.
SEYOAN VELA

SEYOAN VELA

REGIONAL EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Historically a brand builder in the on and off-line space.
Working on some of the world’s great brands in Europe and the Middle East, from Atlantis, Nike and HSBC to Nestlé, Kraft, Toshiba, Pringles and Eurostar. But also creating great brands and helping build successful businesses that were either just an idea or existed purely in a virtual space.

Has a lot of experience in the government sector having run the COI (Central Office of Information) account in the UK during Tony Blair’s government. Graduated with an Economics degree from University College London before going to Art College to study Graphic Design, Advertising and Copywriting. Has been on many award juries and won many awards including Cannes, D&AD, BTAA, Creative Circle, EuroBest, EPICA, LIA, New York Festivals, Effies (5 Golds and 14 awards in the MENA region alone) and literally a hundred at regional award shows like Dubai Lynx and Cristals.
LARA BIZRI

LARA BIZRI

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Lara’s passion for graphic design started early and has grown even stronger over time. After finishing her BS in Graphic Design from LAU (Lebanese American University), she pursued her Master’s in Illustration from University of the Arts in London. Lara has worked for boutique branding, graphic and web design firms for the last 6 years before moving to Livingroom.

Lara brings her brilliant taste in design with the ability to give things a fresh new perspective. Some days you’ll see her designing a poster that would go on our walls, and other days she’ll be busy creating amazing design-based solutions for RTA. She also specialises in crafting wonderful packaging designs that clients can’t stop showing to their clients.
PALLAVI ADHIKARI

PALLAVI ADHIKARI

Associate Creative Director
Pallavi has an inherent artistic streak and a detail-oriented approach to design which has evolved (and continues to evolve) over 18 years. Nurtured at one of Asia’s best art schools, Sir J.J Institute of Applied Arts, she started her career as an in-between artist, illustrator and digital designer in Mumbai, India before she moved to Dubai to explore the possibilities of an integrated creative environment.

She has worked with various international agencies including Impact BBDO, Memac Ogilvy and JWT and is now an Integrated Associate Creative Director/Senior UI Designer with the creative hot shop, Livingroom.

She has handled various brands including Coca-Cola, HSBC, Audi, Nestle, Kraft, Snickers, M&Ms, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Ski Dubai. Her work has been recognized at D&AD, International Cristals, Davey Awards, Dubai Lynx, Effies and MENA Crystals.
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