Many people wonder where Dhareza came from. Lore has it that Dhareza was kidnapped as a baby by lemurs that cared for him until they got bored. Fortunately, a traveling band of ninjas took him in and trained him to be silent as the night and to live in the shadows. Being afraid of the dark, this was very difficult for Dhareza. He turned to art and design as a source of amusement and illumination. Many years later an archaeological team looking for remnants of the 80s discovered Dhareza and put him to work. The truth is ... Dhareza was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and led an innocuous life of t-shirts and baggy shorts until he moved to the United States where he received an "education".
Dhareza, or Dhare for short, serves as the Creative Director for Pulse Creative where he spends his days and nights making things look pretty. Dhare brings intense focus to any project he works on from web and graphic design, to videography and photography. He is known as the Creative Zombie in the office with the most round the clock projects under his belt since his arrival at Pulse. As the ultimate creative triple threat, Dhare brought innovative and thought-provoking design to Pulse Creative for several years.
Among some of the notable clients who have leveraged Dhare's talents are Denstsu Aegis Media, Disney, Sony Music Entertainment, SyFy, Alvarez & Marsal, LG, Persistent Systems, to name just a few.
Dhare is one of the winners on Syfy’s TV series “Cosplay Melee.” His other accomplishments in the cosplay circle has included multiple contest wins, including a 1st place win in Denver Comic Con, and finalist at New York Comic Con 2014 and 2015. His work has been heavily featured in multiple online and physical publications, including The New York Times, New York Daily News, Cosplay Culture Magazine, and many others. NBC, Mashable, and Gizmodo have highlighted Dhareza in multiple video segments; showcasing the rise in popularity of cosplay. He also enjoys hosting cosplay related panels which sees jam-packed rooms in various conventions such as Katsucon and New York Comic Con. Dhareza also does commission based requests and has created over 100 cosplay armor and accessories for a growing number of clients. When not cosplaying, Dhareza is an avid photographer, who’s work has been published in various publications.
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