Akbar de Wighar

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Akbar de Wighar

Animation in Santa Monica, California

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Akbar de Wighar also known as Berydw, (born June 20, 1988) is an Indonesian entrepreneur and musician. He is known as one of three co-founder and current CEO of the motion picture production, Kartenz.com. He came to prominence as the creator of virtual band, CHUCKILL.

Life & Education

Akbar de Wighar was born in Salatiga, small town in Central Java, Indonesia. His father, Enggar Suwargadi was a camera operator. His mother, Endang Sadewi, had a talent for making Cake & Cookies, whose father was also The Indonesian National Armed Forces (Indonesian: Tentara Nasional Indonesia,TNI formerly Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia, ABRI). Berydw's creative abilities come from his parents and the spirit of hard work exemplified by grandfather.

In 1992, Berydw's parents left Salatiga and start living in Jakarta. Early 2006, he continue studying at Jakarta Institute of The Arts (Indonesian:Institut Kesenian Jakarta, IKJ), with his education background he pursue a dreams to build an Animation Studios and then develop his own Animated Character.

Career

Early 2010, after his father died with diabetes disease, Akbar focus to work more than study in college, so he didn't finish his studies until founded KARTENZ. Akbar is known for his calm personality but not fully like that, actually He is a dynamic person, study at college and work for company in the same time. It hasn't held him back from pursuing his dreams. He began his career as an employee in 2008, first job is drawing instructor at Global Jaya International School. In 2010 working as motion graphics designer for Antv, Indonesian television network based in Jakarta. Now, He felt that he would be helpful if running his own business.

Founder KARTENZ

Kartenz Studios is an animation studio which produced computer animated feature films, short films, and television specials, based in Jakarta. Founded on March 3, 2012. The studio created a three fictional character named Mr.B, Joke and Shinta that producing for virtual band feature films with stage name, CHUCKILL . Originally was founded by Akbar de Wighar and his brother in 2012 after he left his post as Designer of television network company in early 2012. He set up a studio at the beginning from his mother's kitchen, the studio was production for advertising company until expanding to production own animated character.

Now, Kartenz Studios became a subsidiary of film division from KARTENZ Company.

  • Work
    • Co-founder & CEO at KARTENZ
  • Education
    • Jakarta Institute of Arts