Safir Soeparna

Bangkok, Thailand
A one of a kind creative type who has been unconventionally blending his passions – creative design, traveling, HIV awareness, and LGBT rights.

Work Experience

United Nations - Economic And Social Commission Of Asia Pacific

HIV Technical Expert Consultant

March 2013 - Present Bangkok, Thailand

UNDP - Asia Pacific Regional Office

Graphic Designer for "Being LGBT in Asia" Initiative

May 2013 - Present Bangkok, Thailand

International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT)

Communication and Creative Officer

February 2014 - June 2014 Bangkok, Thailand

Orphanage Nimmit Asia

Volunteer Worker

Volunteering as caregiver and English teacher in an orphanage that hosts 40 Thai kids ranging from 2 to 16 years old.
February 2012 - April 2012 Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cetuphon - School For Novice Monks

Volunteer Teacher

Volunteering as teacher for English subject in a school enrolled by novice (Buddhist) monks who are equal to grade 10-12 students
November 2011 - February 2012 Chiang Mai, Thailand

"Living With HIV" Project

Creative Director

"Living with HIV" Project provides HIV/AIDS awareness workshops for high schools and universities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
March 2011 - June 2011 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

XL Axiata

Marketing Officer

Managed the marketing communication of social networking and chatting platform products, such as Yahoo! Messenger SMS, Facebook SMS, Nokia Messaging packaging and Twitter SMS.
November 2010 - March 2011 Jakarta, Indonesia

McCann Erickson


Employed in three different brand communication projects: Cathay Pacific airline, Djarum Merah cigarette and SGM Balita baby’s nutricial milk.
March 2010 - April 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia


School Of Business And Management - Institut Teknologi Bandung

Bachelor of Business and Management

Exchange student in University of Groningen, The Netherlands (August 2009 - February 2010).
Graduated with GPA of 3.67.
Final dissertation titled "Attitude towards Sexual Suggestive Advertising: An Experimental Investigation on Indonesian Muslim Female Consumers", 2010.
Secondary dissertation titled "Country Branding through Film-Induced Tourism", 2009.
August 2007 - October 2010 Bandung, Indonesia

University Of Groningen

exchange student

August 2009 - February 2010 Groningen, Netherlands

LASALLE Summer Holiday Creative Workshop


The workshop is created by LASSALE college of the arts (Singapore) and it aims to help students build their understanding of the visual arts, develop their skills and introduce them to the creative thinking process
July 2011 - July 2011 LASSALE College of the Arts, Singapore

Chulalongkorn University

Master of Arts

Minoring in social development on HIV/LGBT issues, with accomplished thesis/papers such as, to name a few, The Politics of Sodomy Law, How Cities Infect their Gay Dwellers with HIV (presented as e-poster in 2013 ICAAP), and The Injustice behind HIV Travel Restriction (won best paper award in 2013 Bangkok International Student Conference).
August 2012 - October 2013 Bangkok, Thailand


English (Fluent),
Arabic (Conversational),
Bahasa Indonesia (Native),


L'Oreal Brandstorm

2009 National Finalist


Harvard National Model United Nations

2008 International Delegate


World Leadership Conference

2009 International Participant