Contributing Faculty, Visual & Communications Design

Daiga Atvara

Education

  • Graduate: Latvian Academy of Arts & Humbolt State University
  • Undergraduate: Humbolt University – RLMA Art College

About Daiga

Daiga is recognized as one of the most highly regarded female creatives in the communications and design industry. She was named an Advertising Age Woman to Watch, an OMMA Creative All-Star, and one of Business Insider’s Most Creative Women in Advertising. Her work has won awards at shows including Cannes, Communication Arts, W3 Awards, Webby Awards, and the OMMA Awards to name a few.

Her creative entrepreneur career started in 1998 when in Southern California she co-founded Digitaria, the agency that years later joined WPP network and  J. Walter Thompson Company to form its digital counterpart Mirum – a global agency with over 40 offices in 24 countries.

Daiga Atvara was the Chief Design Officer at Mirum. She led the agency’s Creative, Design and UX teams to shape the way brands communicate and how businesses run. She has touched almost every account and worked on brands including Rolex, Unilever, Mazda, Royal Caribbean, PBS, Kellogg, Qualcomm, Epson to name some.

Prior to launching Digitaria, she worked as a creative director in the U.S. and abroad helping develop traditional and digital marketing campaigns.

Throughout her career, Daiga’s vision has always been to make design thinking and process to be the central point of brand and business challenges. Under her leadership, disciplines of creative and design brought together the worlds of ideas and technology to create things and experiences that people would find useful, brands meaningful and businesses profitable.

Daiga teaches visual and brand design at NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego and at Latvian Art Academy in Riga.

Awards

  • WPP X Factor – Women in Leadership Member
  • 28th Most Creative Woman in Advertising | Business Insider
  • Women to Watch | Advertising Age
  • OMMA Online Creative All-Star
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