Marlene ‘Miilo’ C. D’Silva

Multifaceted Artist with experience in Traditional and Digital Art.

Based in Dubai, U.A.E.

EMAIL: contact@miilosart.com

Experience

MILONIS FZE/ Head Graphic Designer: 2022 - Present

DUBAI, U.A.E.
- Created and developed new NFT project for latest launch called "FIERCECROWD"
- Creating materials by hand or by using  programs like Adobe's Creative Suite—including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
- Creating content for social platforms: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Discord
- Ensuring all work aligns with design principles, brand guidelines & company values
- Providing creative input & expertise
- Managing workflow efficiently & responsibility for timing & delivery of materials
- Collaborating with team members to develop creative concepts & designs, translating those solutions through to a variety of channels.

MORE INFO: Fiercecrowd NFT

SELF EMPLOYED/ Artist: 2014 - Present

ART & DESIGN
- Proficient with digital & traditional mediums, eg: watercolor, oil & acrylic
- Organize & host consultation sessions with clients
- Successfully translate client’s vision into concrete designs ranging from paintings to business cards, logos & graphics
- Handling packaging & shipping for custom paintings
- Successfully hosted private ‘paint & sip’ events
- Provide detailed face painting & body art for events such as community fairs & parties
- Hosted & participated in networking events to increase brand awareness
- Developed NFT Collection: Poker Paws

CONTENT CREATION
- Creating & planning content (posts, videos, giveaways, etc.) for social media platforms & website
- Conduct keyword research & use SEO guidelines to optimize content
- Use analytics tools to monitor engagement (e.g. comments & shares)
- Successfully growing social platforms: Tiktok - 58K Followers (+12M Total Views), Instagram - 15.2K Followers & Pinterest - 2.1K Followers (+500K Monthly Views)
- Successfully hosted a live art show on Instagram Live featuring other creatives
- Updating website & blog as needed
- Gained firsthand experience in social media marketing through promoting my art
- Collaborated with multiple brands & creators to create content (posts & videos) tailored to their requests

CITY ART ROOM/ Art Instructor: 2020 - 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C.
- Taught techniques of mediums & all practical aspects of art to customers
- Facilitated an encouraging atmosphere to people & preparing them for success
- Developed painting strategies for individual pieces
- Hosting & teaching virtual painting sessions to groups of 6 to 100 people from across the country & world
- Provided detailed face painting & body art for events & individual customers

BAMCUBED QC/ Graphic Design Intern: 2019 - 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C.
- Designed, developed & delivered custom promotional material to clients
- Collaborated with a team on campaign developments & organized events
- Involved w/advertising & marketing activities including social media, email, web & printing

UNCC GALLERIES/ Gallery Intern: 2019

CHARLOTTTE, N.C.
- Assisted in installation & de-installation for gallery events & art exhibitions.
- Monitored the gallery/galleries & completed twelve two-hours sessions throughout the internship.

Skills

Technical Skills

  • Procreate

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  • Canva

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  • Adobe Suite

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  • Luma Fusion

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  • Final Cut Pro

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  • Social Media

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  • Shopify

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  • MS Office

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Soft Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Creativity

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  • Leadership

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  • Organization

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  • Adaptiblity

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  • Problem Solving

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  • Communication

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  • Customer Service

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  • Self-Motivated

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Education

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE
College of Arts & Architecture - Bachelor of Arts in Art
May 2020

Publications, Exhibitions & Media Appearances

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Press & Publications

- Fullfly Review - Miilosart: The Next Big Thing in Art
- Charlotte Observer - Charlotte Five: Things To Do
-
The Global Goan - Vol 2, Issue 9
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Shoutout Atlanta - Taking Chances: Reflections on Risk
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The Global Goan - Vol 2, Issue 8
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Creative Loafing Charlotte - Big Hearts for Local Arts
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The Global Goan - Vol 2, Issue 7
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Creative Loafing Charlotte - The Paint Party
-
Sanskrit Literary Arts Magazine- Year 2020

Events & Exhibitions

- THE WARMACK// The Lotus Function - OCTOBER  2021 -  CHARLOTTE N.C.
- STREET COMMERCE// Big Hearts for Local Arts (pt.2) - JULY 2021 -  CHARLOTTE N.C.
- HELLA SCARS// Function on The Block - MAY 2021 -  CHARLOTTE N.C.
- THE 47 CLUB// Founder’s Day APRIL & MAY 2021 -  CHARLOTTE N.C.
- STREET COMMERCE// Big Hearts for Local Arts - OCTOBER 2020 -  CHARLOTTE N.C.
- STREET COMMERCE// Free-University Pop-Up - AUGUST 2020,  CHARLOTTE N.C.
- POP MARTIN STUDENT UNION GALLERY// Sanskrit Literary Arts Show - FEBRUARY 2020 - MARCH 2020,  CHARLOTTE N.C.
-
S PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE// Juried Show - DECEMBER 2019 - MARCH 2020,  MONROE N.C
- 321 UPTOWN LOUNGE// The Platform NC - NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019,  CHARLOTTE N.C.
- ARMORED COW BREWING CO.// Halloween Show - OCTOBER 2019,  CHARLOTTE N.C.

Media: Interviews, Podcasts & Panels

- WOMEN WITHIN x BADDIE WORLDWIDE// Workshop - OCTOBER 2021 - CHARLOTTE, N.C.
- THE HELLA SCARS SHOW
// HELLA MIILO - JULY 2021 -  CHARLOTTE, N.C.
- RISE & THRIVE// Mentorship Program - APRIL 2021 - CHARLOTTE N.C.
- THE CULTURE CLASH// Ep.2: The Disconnect - MARCH 2021 - CHARLOTTE, N.C.
- VVIP TV - DUBAI// Miilo - VVIP Interview - JANUARY 2021 - DUBAI, U.A.E.