Anyā Likhitha
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Anyā Likhitha

Facilitator/Storyteller in Singapore, They/Them

if you're an indie maker or creative nurturing fatigue, I'm hosting a mini online artist retreat end of this month to immerse ourselves in a community of care, dm me if you're interested 💌

2 months ago

About

Mostly a cat crazy hooman, containing a multitude of deep interests that I chase after. My superpower is that I can taste colours & see sounds.

I am cultivating a playful art practice that feeds into my work practice of narrating stories & connecting with people.

Projects

Ongoing

My not-so-secret creative practice of playmaking through cats on the internet. Honourably named as Chief Cat Officer by my cat boss, Nya the pawfessional cat, that lives rent-free in my head.

Designing playful products & experiences.

2022
Mewsletter

What if cats ran a newsletter?! Much mews, many wows, I just had to do it 🤣

2020
Who Is Art?

Have you ever seen an artwork and thought, "I could do that!"? How is that art? Can anything be art? But "what is art?" is too lame a question to ask, so instead we raise you one better. "WHO. IS. ART?"

2020
UCU The Struggle Is Real Retreat

Co-produced, designed & marketed an online retreat for creatives during the pandemic whose creative practice was disrupted to help them pivot.

With generous support from Our SG Fund by Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) Singapore.

2019
Perrier Cocktail Book at Perrier
  • Product photography by me
  • Shoot production & food styling by IBHQ in partnership with The World's 50 Best Bars
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Exhibitions

2020

Featuring 'I Wanted To Write A Letter'
Group showcase curated by The Tapestry Project Singapore for Singapore Writers Festival on an immersive micro-site

2017
The Glitter Mask Project at library@esplanade
Singapore

Solo showcase at the Glass Display; Collaboration with UNSAID

2017
Albus Atrum at Tao Art Gallery
Mumbai, India

Group Showcase, Alumni Showcase

2017
The Glitter Mask Project at Mandarin Gallery Orchard
Singapore

Group showcase at SHINE Festival Singapore 2017
Collaboration with UNSAID

2016
Hygge: An Unquiet Mind at One Kind House
Singapore

Group Showcase; Fundraising for Singapore Association of Mental Health

2016
Art in Architecture at TAG Gallery
Mumbai, India

Group Showcase featuring fine art photography prints

  • Ambivalence (8 x 10 inches)
  • Stairway to Hell (8 x 10 inches)
2016
Noise Singapore at Capitol Piazza (Outdoor Plaza)
Singapore
  • Group Showcase featuring 'Legs' as Best of Show curated by BLACK for National Arts Council Singapore
  • Group Showcase featuring 'World of the Bipolar Spectrum' commissioned by BLACK for National Arts Council Singapore
2015
Albus Atrum at Nehru Centre Art Gallery
Mumbai, India

Best of Show, Graduating Showcase

2018

Take a walk with me around Singapore's markets in Chinatown.

2018

Take a walk with me around Singapore's Little India.

2017

Exploring Singapore during Chinese New Year.

2017

Allow me to share a thousand words one picture speaks with you.

Awards

2015
3rd Best Portfolio from School of Photography

Best in class, graduating photography portfolio receiving photography equipment (lights, modifiers, stands) made by Manfrotto

2008
A*STAR Young Researchers Attachment Programme (YRAP) from A*STAR

4-year (2008-2011) research attachment program to support building a career in Research & Development at A*STAR.

2008
A*STAR India Youth Scholarship from A*STAR & Ministry of Education Singapore

4-year full scholarship for studies in Singapore from Secondary Three (2008) to Pre-University Two (2011).

2021

Honoured to be featured alongside 10 creatives working on our practices with The Producer over a span of 3 months culminating in this showcase.

2021

My experience managing endometriosis, a chronic pain disorder.

2020

Featuring my project The Struggle Is Real Retreat for creatives during the pandemic whose livelihoods were disrupted to help them pivot.

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2017
Starling on Dreamingless Magazine

Beauty editorial, photography feature

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2017
7 Inspiring Millennials Share Their Mental Health Stories on Teenage Magazine Singapore

Featuring my images made for The Glitter Mask Project

2017

Featuring my images made for The Glitter Mask Project

2017
The Power Of A Voice on Teenage Magazine Singapore

Featuring my images made for The Glitter Mask Project

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2016
Noise Festival Kicks Off on Channel News Asia

TV spot interview for the launch of Noise Festival Singapore alongside Kenneth Kwok, Director (Arts & Youth) from National Arts Council featuring art commission 'World of the Bipolar Spectrum'.

Work Experience

2022 — Now

Build a community-first product with the team, increase the product's market visibility & run marketing tests for messaging, positioning & community activation.

2018 — Now
Singapore

Local Singapore guide as part of a worldwide network of professional photographers. Leading private tours, teaching creative & technical photography knowledge to travelers who aspire to capture the Lion City to the best of their abilities.

2020 — Now
Singapore

Hatch empowers young adults from all walks of life for growth careers. Through agile train-to-match programs, the impact-driven business brings the focus of hiring beyond qualifications and back to one's character and competence.

2021 — Now
  • Facilitating & hosting virtual team building activities ranging from virtual travel, games like trivia challenges & murder mysteries as well as team bonding workshops.
  • Hosting professionally for businesses like Meta, Google, KPMG, Deloitte, Microsoft, Agoda, Kantar, Walgreens, WE, A*STAR, HSBC and more.
2021 — Now

Chief Cat Officer working under my cat boss, Nya the pawfessional cat, to build the most robust hoarding of chimken food any cat has ever laid their eyes on.

2017 — Now
Singapore

Brand strategy and design facilitation studio creating brand narratives & designing community engagement programs with an empathy first approach.

2022 — 2022
Process Optimization Specialist at RandomDots
Remote

Building capacity for day-to-day operations & streamlining processes.

2022 — 2022
Growth Optimization Specialist & SEO Strategist at RandomDots
Remote
  • Create & test SEO strategies
  • Develop a roadmap to increase organic website visitors
  • Run experiments across different parts of the funnel to grow & optimize lead generation, nurture & conversion
2015 — 2017
Photographer & Art Director at Anya Photography
Singapore

Commercial and advertising photographer / art director working on fashion, food & beverage, lifestyle and tech brand projects.

2015 — 2015
Singapore
  • Photographed families, kids, babies, maternity, glamour, graduation, couples and pets - handling and managing shoots from a family of 3 to a family of 30
  • Producing photographic work in an indoor setting with studio equipment
  • Edited & retouched photos on Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Colour managed photos for print
2010 — 2010
Cognitive Modeling of Artificial Social Agents at A*STAR, Institute for Infocomm Research
Singapore

5-weeks research attachment under lead researcher Martin Saerbeck building a robotic tutor that assists vocabulary-learning tasks for school children.

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Education

2017 — 2017
Mastered: Photography with Inez and Vinoodh

Fashion photography accelerator guided by industry experts like Inez and Vinoodh, Mimma Viglezio, Alessia Glaviano & others.

2013 — 2015
Pearson Edexcel HND BTEC Level 5 Diploma (Photography) at School of Photography
India

Major in Fashion & Beauty Photography

Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-Levels at Anglo-Chinese Junior College
Singapore
Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Levels at Tanjong Katong Girls' School
Singapore

Certifications

2021
Certificate in Digital Marketing at Avado

As a self-taught brand strategist & full-stack marketer, I have an unconventional background learning on the job over the years working in the advertising industry. I finally formalized the learning with this certification during the downtime that the pandemic sent my way.

Contact

Teams

Current
Tiny Factories
Sprout