About Us

As a mother-daughter duo, end-2016, we launched Kimiyaa, our boutique editorial advisory and design solutions firm in DTEC 1, Dubai Silicon Oasis. Combining my online and print media Launch Editor experience from Dubai, Bahrain and Mumbai with Jasmin’s surface design expertise from Singapore and Dubai. The firm was a DTEC Spotlight winner ’23 for Innovation & Creativity..

Sona Nambiar
Founder/Editor-at-Large/ Brand Journalism Strategist

Content Strategist and former Serial Launch Editor since 2001. Click on links below to know more....

Jasmin Rhea Mampilli
Design Director

Jasmin is a third culture Textile Design and Fashion (Hons) graduate from Singapore. She aims to put Dubai on the global design map with her limited edition digital motifs. Her experience:

  • Finalist in a sustainable packaging design competition for date boxes run by Abu Dhabi Arts Society – September 2020
  • Dubai Design Week participant – November 2019
  • Design and turnkey for apparel, uniforms and accessories for SMEs
  • Exhibited limited edition designs for T-shirts, mugs, tote bags etc at ArteUAE and The Ripe Market.
  • One of the five graduate collections chosen to collaborate with Tangs Store, Singapore and retail limited edition capsule collection.
  • One of the nine designers to collaborate with Italian-based Tocco Tennero to produce limited edition handbags for Singapore’s 50th Independence Day.
  • Design apprentice with Dar Sara High Fashion (UAE), Shweta Wahi (UAE), Pareeza (UAE) and fashion intern at Gulf News (UAE)