Dharma Pachner is a Brand Strategist + Creative Director. He also happens to be the Founder of Contrast & Co., an agency determined to build the most transformative brand experiences in the world. In his two decades in this industry, he has been the Creative, Interactive, and User-Experience Director at DC’s leading digital agencies including HZDG, Chief, RockCreek, and most recently, LEVICK, where he established the Brand and Creative Division.
Dharma has reimagined and redefined brands for the most visible organizations in the world including Disney, The Department of State, Sandals Resorts, Seventh Generation, Newman’s Own Foundation, and Rockefeller Center. Locally, he has led the creative efforts for WGL, Federal Realty, Strathmore, Clark Construction, and the National Science Foundation among countless others.
For as long as he can remember, he has been challenging conventions and exploring the undiscovered. He stumbled into this industry two decades ago as a somewhat fresh-faced young designer, and has continued to invent—and reinvent—himself every day since. In the span of his career, he has been a designer, a developer, an information architect, user experience lead, and the creative visionary behind hundreds of projects who has inspired countless others along the way.
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