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These are the Top Art Startups in South East Asia (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the best South East Asia based Art startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Art industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South East Asia Art Startups

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Printerous

Printerous

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Printerous is an online platform producing the finest quality of printed goods. It provides various printing products and type, from personal printing, art printing, to business printing, and everything is online-based.

People no longer need to waste their time going on printing shop and queue for hours, as Printerous now helps make everything easy, fast, and hassle-free.. .

The Artling

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A curated selection of Art & Design from Asia’s best galleries, artists & designers.

ArtWallSt

ArtWallSt

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ArtWallSt is an art tech company that turns everyday spaces into art galleries and experiences. Our platform matches artworks to bistros, cafes, retail and work spaces where emerging artists can reach new prospective and budding art lovers.

We’re bringing art into the daily lives of people at scale and removing the barrier between audience and art for real.. .

Sparky Animation

Sparky Animation

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Sparky Animation is an accomplished animation production and content development company.

Sapahn

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Sapahn bridge the gap by connecting artisans’ high quality crafted collections with customers who want their beautiful things.

Apance

Apance

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It’s like multiplayer, for art! Apance helps friends create together online. Today there are too many apps, and too many files on too many devices to keep track off.

This makes creatives lose their work and inhibits them from creating together more. This is based in the problem that creative apps are not connected.

Our solution is a ‘synced’ canvas, where you can create together, online, at the same time. Seamless sharing of digital assets means creatives don’t have to worry about their files any more.

Apance for iPad is portable, helping creatives work together anywhere they go. Creating together is important, especially in today’s world where people have global friends and projects that span multiple countries.

Apance is building this with cutting-edge technology based on Apple’s Metal for GPU shaders, and a combination of Node JS and Rust for syncing creative work. We are based in the sunshine and passion of Singapore, and are committed to growing a diverse and global company culture..

RtistiQ

RtistiQ

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RtistiQ is a Singapore based art technology (ArtTech) firm, with our initial offering as an online marketplace for Art Lovers to buy art online & for Artists to promote their works of Art with tamper proof digital certificate of authenticity. Having no centralized authority for Art Authentication and Ownership registration has been one of the biggest problems of the Art Market.

To address this, RtistiQ use technologies such as Blockchain and NFC, to not only ensure that every artwork is attributed to the original creator, but we also track through the provenance of future purchases of Artworks in the platform. RtistiQ envisions to bridge the gap of Art and Technology with a mass and operational adoption of technologies such as blockchain, AR/VR, AI and IOT, to enhance the experience of the Art community while addressing the issues in the market.

RtistiQ promotes democratization of the Art Market by offering tools and technologies to the participants of the Industry ushering a new era build upon trust and transparency on Authenticity and Provenance tracking right from the Creator.. .

Oh No Manga

Oh No Manga

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Oh No Manga (OhNoManga) is a comic book collection of manga artists in the Philippines. The series has been released in a small format.

But in July 2013, the production format was changed to 7 in × 10 in to make it easier for readers to read. On December 21 and 22, 2013, the magazine went to Malaysia to promote its magazine in Comic Fiesta 2013.

(Wiki Us: https://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_No!_Manga) Nowaday, Oh No Manga website was just re-established on June 24th, 2020, is a free website to Read Manga / Comics Online. At www.OhNoManga.com, you can find a lot of genres books, stories like Manga, Manhwa, Manhua, literary novels, contemporary novels etc..

Oh No Manga – Read Official Manga, Comics Online for Free Address 195 Dien Bien Phu Str , Ward 15 , Binh Thanh Dist , Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam , 70000 #OhNoManga #ReadMangaOnline #ReadComicsOnline #Manga #Comics #Otaku. .

Aureus Academy

Aureus Academy

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Aureus Academy offers comprehensive and complete curriculum designed to help students adopt professional, artistic and technical skills through an interactive and engaging platform. We provide piano, violin, cello, flute, guitar, clarinet, and trumpet lessons in addition to child development courses.

Our individual music sessions focus on critical areas of a student. Theory & Aural training is offered in conjunction with the individual music lessons.

Kids program for children between 6 months to 5 years are designed to develop motor skills and their cognitive abilities. Parents and the children can share the joy of learning music in the Kids Program.

To enroll in our music school for a truly unique experience and complimentary consultation, visit us at http://aureusacademy.com/.. .

Figment

Figment

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Boutique Coliving Operator in Singapore

Asia Art Connect

Asia Art Connect

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Asia Art Connect provides custom portrait, art consulting and paintings selling & rental service. They also provide service to those who want to be taught painting and drawing with art instructors.

Additionally, they work with some of the top galleries and artists in Myanmar and throughout Asia and feature their work online in order to make it accessible to the international market. They also create personal branding and marketing for the artists and galleries.

Asia Art Connect guarantees the artists and paintings from their marketplace. They are operating their services with some of the top hotels in Myanmar as well.

Their unique service provides you a multiplicity of artworks, interior design and sourcing expertise for residential and office projects and serviced apartments and hotels.. .

Bartega

Bartega

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Bartega provides painting classes, denim painting, and other team-building activities in Jakarta and elsewhere in the country. Bartega Studio offers weekend painting events accompanied by snacks and wine/cocktails.

Our classes are catered to everyone, from art virtuoso to those who have not touched paint and brush since early school days.. .

DeeDee Animation Studio

DeeDee Animation Studio

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DeeDee Animation Studio, as a member of BRIDEA., JSC, is an award-winning animation production agency, based in Hanoi, Vietnam. We are known for our expertise in 2D animation production service, with experience in animation films, animation series, educational videos, animation music videos, TVC, and advertisements.

DeeDee Animation Studio is founded in 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam, from our passion for the art of animation and storytelling. Our team at DeeDee Animation Studio is a collective of young and passionate storytellers, artists, and animators that all share the same vision of bringing Vietnamese animation onto the world’s stage.

​DeeDee Animation Studio takes pride in delivering our animation services at the highest international standard. Our commitment to the highest quality of animation productions has been proven time and again with the prestigious international awards we have had the honor to receive over the years.

We also have had the opportunity to collaborate with influential, industry-leading partners, both locally and internationally.. .

Avatoon

Avatoon

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Browsing through our social media, YouTube, and while watching Twitch we noticed that about every one of our favorite video bloggers, youtubers and streamers have a custom made cartoon avatar, which is getting more and more popular. We decided that we should get one for ourselves, but to our surprise we couldn’t find an easy way to get a truly high quality one, similar to the ones they use.

Google flooded us with sites which generate avatars for free. It is safe to say the avatars provided by sites such as these were atrocious.

We were about to give up our quest for a custom avatar, when one of us came up with the bright idea and asked “why not make it ourselves?” Since we have a background in graphic design, and have connections with various artists and illustrators. We saw this as an opportunity and took it..

The Creative Bazaar

The Creative Bazaar

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The Bazaar is a marketplace to buy and sell creative objects. Its aims to gather talented creatives, and empower them with the tools and facilities to promote and sell their artworks globally.

We currently allow our members to start shipping their art to 226 countries around the world. For a start, we’re beginning with electronic images and prints, and hope to grow to include other product items such as apparel and ornaments as The Bazaar grows..

Stream Engine Studios

Stream Engine Studios

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We’re Stream Engine Studios, and we make kickass animated explainer videos.

Craftline

Craftline

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Craftline in a website where people can list for sale and/or purchase hand made craft items.

PaperplaneCo

PaperplaneCo

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PaperplaneCo is an indie story studio making magic with words, art and interaction.

ARTO Gallery

ARTO Gallery

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ARTO is a digital art marketplace that helps galleries to connect with the affluent consumer who has some interest in art, but doesn’t know how to describe their art taste and where to start their search. We help these consumers to discover and buy art using our AI based recommendation engine.

Once the user opens the mobile app (we focus on mobile, not web) he will see an Instagram-like feed with art images which he can swipe left and right to indicate a like or dislike. The more a user swipes the better we understand his taste and the better we can recommend artworks that fit with his profile.

The app also provides price, dimension, description, artist info, art news. If the user sees something he loves he can immediately buy it.

On the supply side, we help galleries, who have a lot of knowledge of art but struggle with digital, to promote and sell their artworks online.. .

SoNice

SoNice

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SoNice is an online marketplace for designer products. It connects local producers in Vietnam to global consumers.

SoNice focuses on distributing art, furniture, clothing, and food.. .

Art Loft

Art Loft

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ART LOFT is a platform that works with interesting Asian contemporary artists. We focus on a holistic communication of their art practice and creative process to highlight the nuances and diversity found in Asian contemporary art.

Being active in both the virtual and physical realm, ART LOFT pushes the envelope of conventional art appreciation. We believe in making art ubiquitous and free from geographical and spatial constraints.

We facilitate in building international exposure for our artists and seek out partners to collaborate on progressive, experimental and thought-provoking projects.. .

MeshMinds

MeshMinds

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Brocanvas

Brocanvas

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Brocanvas is an interior company, with a special focus on wall paintings printed on canvas. Apparel for customers around the world.

Ossia Music School

Ossia Music School

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Ossia Music School is offer high quality music lessons at affordable prices. All their courses are structured and standardised to ensure the highest quality and the best learning experience for their students.

Theirlessons are carefully designed to cater to each individual’s learning needs.. .

Lola.vn

Lola.vn

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Lola.vn is a community of handmade furniture, which gathers lovers and shares its experiences on crafts as well as vintage style items

Kidaha

Kidaha

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Kidaha creates clip art and cartoon for kids and teachers.

OBRA Incorporated

OBRA Incorporated

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Organisasyon ng Batikan at Responsableng Artista ng Bayan (OBRA Incorporated) is a non-profit Filipino cultural organization that provides functional use of the arts in the modern society. The organization founded online communities that uplifts cultural development to overseas Filipinos.

The group also organize theater plays, produce films and conduct outreach programs to promote the significance of Pinoy arts and culture.. .

Sanart

Sanart

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Sàn Art is an internationally renown, independent, artist-initiated, non-profit gallery space and reading room centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City. They are the most active contemporary art organization in the country dedicated to the exchange and cultivation of visual practice, aiming to promote, facilitate and showcase contemporary art through production, exhibition, discourse and education.

Sàn Art (‘san’ meaning ‘platform’) was established in October 2007 in response to limited resources and negligible opportunities for contemporary art and culture in Vietnam. In a country that offers little in the way of infrastructure and few alternatives to commercial production, artists must be strategically creative in order to be heard.

Sàn Art is thus uniquely placed to fill the gap in access and opportunity by engaging with contemporary discourse through the visual arts, literature, performance and vocational activities such as exhibition, lecture, workshop, artist presentations and residency programs, in conjunction with local and international partners.. .

National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore

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National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution which oversees public collection of modern art.

Matter Prints

Matter Prints

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Matter Prints is a socially motivated business that reinterprets textile heritage into prints.

The Shophouse Series

The Shophouse Series

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The Shophouse Series is an architectural project involving a row of 1920s shophouses on a quaint street in Geylang.

Spektakel.id

Spektakel.id

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Web platform where users easily access diverse information about arts and culture activities in Indonesia.

Tatinis

Tatinis

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Tatinis is an online marketplace offering art and artistic products.

Viet Canvas

Viet Canvas

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Canvas on demand

NaoBun Project

NaoBun Project

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NaoBun Project is an intellectual property management agency.

Cognitix Tiket Inovasi

Cognitix Tiket Inovasi

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Cognitix Tiket Inovasi is a B2B company located in Senayan.

Kinetiquettes

Kinetiquettes

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Kinetiquettes creates its own line of collectibles based off popular licenses but also designs and manufactures statues or figures for clients from all over the world. It is also producing officially licensed statues of Street Fighter and Thundercats.

Kinetiquettes was founded by a group of enthusiastic individuals, passionate about figurines and collectibles. Its team has over 40 years of combined experience in the video games and animation industry.

Kinetiquettes was founded in 2014 and is based in Singapore.. .

The Design Story

The Design Story

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The Design Story shares interior, design, and visual inspirations for spaces.

Prime Art Capital

Prime Art Capital

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Prime Art Capital is a global art advisory and investment management firm for individuals, communities, organizations, cities and governments interested in art as an asset class. As a leader in alternate asset management services, their clients trust us to develop innovative solutions and to protect, manage and grow their assets.

They offer a wide range of strategies and a depth of market understanding. Their fiduciary responsibility — understanding their clients’ needs, offering informed advice and executing — defines their relationship with their clients.

These core principles form the foundation of their business and enable us to provide the personal touch. They continue to take a long-term approach to client solutions — providing them with first-class business in a first-class way.

It’s a principle that they are proud to adhere to. This means they go beyond the balance sheet and get to know their clients, making sure they understand the totality of their financial needs, business goals and personal interests.

Their teams make up the world’s best analysts, associates, client advisors, portfolio managers, curators and investors, all pulling together to deliver the most innovative, comprehensive solutions to satisfy their clients’ needs.. .

Gallery & Co

Gallery & Co

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Gallery & Co is an official museum store.

MAS DESIGN

MAS DESIGN

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MAS DESIGN is an interior design company.

Mersiva

Mersiva

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Mersiva provides an immersive art and entertainment services.

Tattoon Tattoo Bali

Tattoon Tattoo Bali

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Tattoon Bali is the best tattoo shop and lounge in Bali with world class tattoo artists over 20 years experienced. Located in Kuta on Sunset road near Legian, Seminyak, and Canggu.

Don’t be fooled by cheap tattoo price in Bali while risk your body and ends with bad result. Your safety is our number one priority.

We only use sterilised disposable needle cartridges, gloves, inks, one time, one clients, every time. To make sure you go home with a smile, knowing that you had a one of a kind art on your body that guaranteed with one time touch up unlimited time.

To get the best tattoo in Bali go to Tattoon Bali.. .

Khacten

Khacten

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Khacten is a perfect product, the Key is engraved by the name and model.

Sysgen Outsource CAD Services

Sysgen Outsource CAD Services

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Sysgen Outsource is the leading provider of outsourced CAD services from the Philippines specializing in CAD Conversion, Architectural CAD, MEP CAD, Structural CAD, Civil CAD, and 3D Rendering Services. Sysgen Outsource is a Manila based facility in Philippines that delivers CAD Drafting Services to clients in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Sysgen Outsource provides 2D and 3D CAD services to contractors, architects, building services contractors and manufacturers, consulting engineers, facilities managers, and surveyors.. .

Chimp Chomp

Chimp Chomp

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Web Design, Photography, Illustration

THE NEW BLACK

THE NEW BLACK

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THE NEW BLACK curate the impossible collection for new asia.

Townsquare Surabaya

Townsquare Surabaya

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Townsquare Surabaya is a media and entertainment company located in Surabaya

Happier Singapore

Happier Singapore

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Happier Singapore is an event management and party entertainment company.

Art World Forum

Art World Forum

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Art World Forum is a global platform which aims to build valuable networks between art professionals and business leaders. Through its high quality, high value international conferences, Art World Forum provides unique informational, marketing and networking opportunities to a vast number of art investors, collectors, dealers, insurers, academics, practitioners and overall art enthusiasts.

Having hosted events in Singapore, Hong Kong, Berlin and Florence to date, our aim is to be established in each of the world’s key art markets where transactions and investments are taking place. Through our carefully curated sessions, delegates of our conferences will have the opportunity to network with leading experts in the art-business industry from around the world, to learn about how the art market interacts with business, financial, consumer and knowledge markets, and to develop strategic alliances that may lead to business opportunities and social impact.

Art World Forum is also a web publisher providing up-to-date art market insight via original editorial articles and intellectual contributions.. .

OEUF STUDIO

OEUF STUDIO

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OEUF STUDIO is a creative studio that provides branding, art direction, graphic design and interior design services.

We Are Production

We Are Production

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We Are Production is a media and entertainment company located in Utara.

OH! Open House

OH! Open House

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OH! Open House is an independent arts organisation that tells alternative stories of Singapore through art.

Airsanz

Airsanz

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Airsanz collaborate with parties to promote and honor the passion for the art and culture in southeast Asian region.

Rumple and Friends Singapore

Rumple and Friends Singapore

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Rumpleandfriends.sgis leading entertainment company for kids party entertainment, superhero party, kids magics show and more.

Mandira Baruga

Mandira Baruga

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Mandira Baruga Purawisata Mixed-Use has been known as an integrated family recreation center where can be found at the middle of the Yogyakarta city – INDONESIA. Located at Brigjend Katamso street and it takes only 1,800 meters from the Malioboro and only 1,500 meters from Kraton Yogyakarta.

Mandira Baruga Purawisata is comprised of facilities and entertainments such as Ramayana Ballet Purawisata, Tasneem Hotel & Convention Yogyakarta, Gazebo Garden Restaurant, and Etnik Kafe. It is strategically located in a premium, also known as The Golden Spot which is a part of tourist’s destination, in the heart of Yogyakarta.

It is also the only prime location in the city with a vast and an expansive 24,695 sq meters of land area.. .

MuzArt

MuzArt

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MuzArt is a comprehensive learning platform that empowers and encourages creative thinking in children.

Aidea Indonesia

Aidea Indonesia

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Aidea Indonesia is a creative agency company located in Kebayoran Baru.

ArtHop

ArtHop

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ArtHop is a mobile app for art events and spaces.

Modern Internasional

Modern Internasional

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Modern Internasional engages in industrial imaging product such as medical equipment, graphic art and document solution.

Bukfaze

Bukfaze

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This website levels the playing field between famous and indie authors. This website showcase’ indie authors’ works by judging the book initially by its cover.

Book buyers are impulse buyers and most pay attention to their covers initially before reading everything else regarding the book. We’re placing reviews, prices and rating on the backseat.

It’s not that they’re not important. We want as much as possible display most of people’s work on one page, without clutter and making it simple for readers to choose what kind of book they’d like to read.

We don’t rank books based on how many people have bought them. The covers are arranged randomly without bias.

Everybody gets their chance to be featured, seen and highlighted. Very useful for people who’re thinking of what to read next..

SeamMedia Technology Solutions Services

SeamMedia Technology Solutions Services

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SeamMedia Technology Solutions Services was established to create a digital bridge connecting artists special expertise in creating mobile content products and the mobile content users. The vital role of SeamMedia is to meet the critical needs and digital service requirements of the Value Added Services (VAS) providers and distributors at a cost-effective, fast delivery and customer satisfaction.

SeamMedia core strength spans across designing, content production and outsourcing. A young but talented multimedia specialist team is at work across different wireless contents like Mobile Phone Themes, Mobile Ringtones, MMS and SMS graphics.

Our SeamMedia Artists are adept at understanding the client requirement for production and outsourcing, budgeting and execution. The SeamMedia consulting team works closely with companies to understand the business concerns, formulate and execute an effective digital service strategy.

SeamMedia Production is a global enterprise in the New Media space, SeamMedia has been providing phone theme production and outsourcing services across South East Asia, North America and Europe.. .

Multimedia People

Multimedia People

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Multimedia People is a gallery design and production company.

Manicurious

Manicurious

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Manicurious provides a manicures, nail and lash services.

Slate Entertainment

Slate Entertainment

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Slate Entertainment is a diversified entertainment company.

Pretty Wild Singapore

Pretty Wild Singapore

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Pretty Wild Singapore specializes in whimsical and organic, bespoke floral arrangements.

Timtailieu

Timtailieu

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Timtailieu is a document provider.

TruyenYY

TruyenYY

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TruyenYY is a digital content platform that provides free publishing content such as novels and poems.

Spasium

Spasium

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Spasium is a interior design graphic design company located in DKI Jakarta.

NAME Art Space

NAME Art Space

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NAME Art Space is a Management Company.

National Arts Council

National Arts Council

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National Arts Council is a government agency that specializes in the development of the literary, performing and visual arts.

Kenobi Space

Kenobi Space

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Kenobi Space is a event management company located in Jakarta Selatan.

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