Halim Rahim is a self-taught artist, designer and photographer. He began exploring art, design and creative disciplines—photo realism portraiture sketches, graphic design, brand identity, architecture and industrial design—since he was 13 years old. His parents were art teachers and artists. At 16, he started exploring photography with a manual 35mm SLR camera.
He studied briefly at MARA Institute of Technology Malaysia and University of Central Arkansas, USA. Prior to and after studying, he has held numerous positions in design and advertising agencies as a Graphic Designer, Photographer, Art Director and Creative Director. Halim is also involved in TV and film productions as an actor.
In 2004, he founded PILLARgraphics, a creative boutique specialising in creative solutions—graphic design, conceptual advertising, brand architecture and interactive arts. In 2010, he decided to revert to his roots by setting up another creative extension—Halim Rahim Fine Photography—offering professional photography services apart from his labour of love for fine art photography. Halim now lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with his wife and two kids.