Optima Designs Pvt. Ltd. is an award winning design and print service company comprising experts with many years in the industry. We cater to a wide range of corporate entities, blue chip companies and NGOs encompassing diverse fields. While possessing expertise in Annual Reports & Coffee Table Books, Optima is a dynamic design house that undertakes a wide variety of products that require specialized design.

 

Some of our key and award-winning clients include: Talawakelle Tea Estates, Lanka Clear, Kelani Valley Plantations, Amana Bank Lanka Hospitals, Peoples Insurance, Sarvodaya Development Finance, Mercantile Investment, Hayleys Advantis, Union Bank, , CRIB and many other top of the mind brands and companies.

Friendly Service
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Most Friendly Service

The great thing about Annual Reports in particular is that they happen like clockwork every year. This means we get to keep in touch with repeat clients throughout the year and that’s is how solid relationships are built. It’s not just friendly service we are known for, but reliability, punctuality, discretion and of course unsurpassed quality.

Experts in the Field
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Experts in the Field

We know our stuff inside out and back to front because some of our senior team members have been doing what they do for decades. Our collaborative expertise covers the advertising, publishing, printing and graphics industries. In addition we have a strong skill base in business strategy and development, marketing and public relations.

Mind Boggling Creativity
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Mind Boggling Creativity

Creativity and contemporary artistry lie at the core of our operations. Our design team stays on top of the latest trends in design and print including eco-friendly products and techniques. We aim to produce innovative, one of a kind designs each time we take on a project.

An Award winning Team
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An Award Winning Team

The taste of success is addictive! The more award-winning Annual Reports we produce, the further we push ourselves to raise the bar on behalf of our clients. Their success is ours and we take pride in being able to transform their vision into gold, silver and bronze prize-worthy products.

Board of Directors

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Lilamani Dias Benson

Founder Chairman (The Late)

Lilamani was the Founder Chairman of Lowe LDB; she had some four decades of experience and leadership in the advertising industry and was founding Chairman and co-owner of Optima Designs.

Anjum Cader

Managing Director/ CEO

With 15 years experience in the Banking industry and over 10 years specialization  in design and print, Anjum is Founder MD/CEO and co-owner of Optima Designs.

Maninda Wickramasinghe

Non-executive Director

A civil engineer, counting over 30 years of experience in Banking & Finance and Consulting, Maninda is currently the Country Head of Fitch Ratings in Sri Lanka.

Shehara De Silva

Non-Executive Director

Shehara is a communications and brand strategy specialist and a gender and equity consultant. She serves as director on multiple boards and is a trustee of several institutions in the areas of environment and ethnic reconciliation. She is currently on the board of Keells Food Pvt. LTD.

Sidath Perera

Non-executive Director

Sidath has many years at IBM in the US and leads a client team that proposes IBM’s cognitive solutions and Cloud platform to leading financial services in the San Francisco bay area.

Charitha Perera

Non-executive Director

Charitha is Business Director at Applied Materials of Silicon Valley in the US. Handles global marketing and business development in semiconductor capital equipment, materials and services.

Hasan Cader

Non-executive Director

A hotelier , Hasan is owner of Villa 34, and for many years has been in plantation management.

Meet the Optima Team

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Anjum Cader

Managing Director/ CEO

Anjum co-founded Optima Designs Pvt. Limited in 2013 as a one-stop-shop combining all of the areas of expertise she had previously been involved with – banking, marketing, design and  print. Prior to starting her own business, she spent 8 years at Copyline Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka’s pioneering Annual Report design and print business and as CEO from 2010 was responsible for doubling their local client portfolio and producing the most number of Annual Reports in the company’s 20 year history.

Anjum started her career at  Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd and after 5 years moved to the National Development Bank PLC (NDB) where as Manager Marketing she spent another 9 years marketing financial services. She received a BSc in Business from New Hampshire College, NH, USA and a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) Sri Jayawardenepura.

Dilukshi Fernando

Creative Director

With over 10 years of experience, Dilukshi is all about design. Chasing the next big idea, her enthusiasm for pushing the limits of creativity has not only resulted in some hilarious stories but also the production of some of the most innovative annual reports in Sri Lanka.

Renata Daniels

Head of Projects

CIM qualified Renata has been part of the industry for over 10 years and is often the calm one when found at the eye of the storm. Gracious and undaunted, she ensures that each Optima project is timed and delivered to perfection.

Indunil Daivananda

Production Manager

Firmly in the driving seat as he coordinates production, Indunil overlooks the print aspects of all our projects, making sure that our creative ideas become tangible in the best ways possible. He is also responsible for the procurement process, handling our suppliers and building a dynamic rapport with them so that the process is as smooth as possible. He counts over 12  years of experience in the layout & formatting aspect of the design process, having started his journey as a graphic artist in the studio.   He is well versed in handling external printing service providers to ensure Optima products are delivered on time and are of the highest quality.

Madawa Chandraratne

Head of Studio

As the Head of Studio,  Madawa supervises and monitors the layout design aspect of the design process and ensures that all Optima outputs, whether printed or digital, are produced to the highest quality standards. With over 20 years of hands on experience in page design and printing, Madawa has the technical expertise and industry knowledge to coordinate between Optima’s design and layout teams as well as external printing services providers to ensure Optima products retain their unique design elements and vibrant colours that are the Optima trademark.

Anu Perera

Head of Projects

Anu has been responsible for marketing Optima Designs as a top-end design house, building a six-figure client portfolio of over 15 clients in the first year of operations. He pitches for over 40 new clients annually and manages a product portfolio of annual reports, coffee table books, websites, profiles, advertisements and other corporate communication products. Needless to say, Anu possesses superior negotiation skills and experience dealing with corporate clients. The ability to strike up a rapport with any client is his superpower while good music and great coffee ensure that every project he takes on is followed through with impeccable detail.

Nurani Malmeewala

Manager - Accounts

Nurani is Optima’s hidden dynamo with a hand in all aspects of the business from finances, human resource management to administration. She ensures the cash flows across the production process on time, and in required quantities to facilitate smooth business operations,  while also balancing the books and the many administrative requirements between the different departments.  With over 15 years as an accountant and administrator, she is both qualified and skilled at multi-tasking and diplomacy.

Award-winning Products

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Optima clients have been recognized with many Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards and Compliance Awards for their respective Annual Reports (AR) produced with us. We are delighted to be a significant part of their achievements.

Gold

Talawakelle Plantations – 2018

Kelani Valley Plantations – 2018

Lanka Hospitals – 2018

Hayleys Advantis – 2018

Lanka Clear – 2018

Sarvodaya Development Finance – 2018

Tea Estates PLC – 2018

LankaClear (Pvt) Limited – 2018

Hayleys Advantis Limited – 2018

Alumex PLC – 2018

Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC – 2017

LankaClear (Pvt) Limited – 2017

Hayleys Advantis Limited – 2016

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC – 2016

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce – 2016

Silver

  First Capital – 2018

Mercantile Investments – 2018

Abans PLC – 2018

Kelani Valley Plantations – 2018

Sarvodaya Development Finance Limited – 2018

The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC – 2018

Resus Energy PLC – 2017

Sarvodaya Development Finance Limited – 2017

Kelani Valley Plantations PLC – 2016

The Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC – 2015

Bronze

JAT Holdings (Pvt) Limited – 2018

People’s Insurance PLC – 2018

Sathosa Motors PLC – 2017

Trans Asia Hotels PLC – 2017

Asian Hotels and Properties PLC – 2016

Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka – 2015

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Client Testimonies

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