DIA Brands expands with its latest hire – Tan Yee Kiang

In a bold move to bolster their branding and creative prowess, DIA Brands has tapped into the expertise of advertising veteran Tan Yee Kiang, who will now take the reins as their new Design Director.

In this role, Yee Kiang will work hand-in-hand with Creative Director John Dorai to forge ahead with boundary-pushing design strategies and conceptualise innovative brand solutions for all their esteemed clientele.

The visionary Managing Director of DIA Brands, Sutapa Bhattacharya, expressed her excitement at this strategic appointment, citing the company’s ambition to stay abreast of the ever-changing brand landscape and expand their creative horizons.

She emphasised Yee Kiang’s rich industry background, which encompasses stints at top agencies and numerous awards, that makes him a highly valuable addition to their dynamic team.

As a design purist, Yee Kiang brings with him an ardent passion to challenge the conventional preconceptions of design and elevate the art to new heights at DIA Brands.

Having blossomed and evolved over the past 17 years, DIA Brands is a pioneering force in the industry, and their growing roster of clients and team members positions them squarely on the path to becoming a top-tier brand & communication consultancy in Malaysia, in 2023 and beyond.

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