During the late 1980's, the use of computers became popular in graphics designing. Though computers were very expensive, and quality graphics software were hard to find, a few small firms started using computers for designing television commercials and video presentations. Digital Art & Design, started purely as a computer graphics firm. It was the brainchild of two computer enthusiasts; one, a graphics designer, and the other, a computer programmer. On June 22, 1987, Digital Art & Design opened its office in a small house in Lahore quickly establishing itself as one of the top computer graphics and animation companies in Pakistan. Its clients included Pakistan Television and several private production companies.
In response to a growing demand of computer software in the small business sector, Digital Art & Design started its software division in 1993. Within a short period of time it penetrated such markets as pharmaceutical, marketing and promotion, legal firms, financial institutions and food industry. The next year, the software division also started importing software for popular machines such as IBM compatibles, Commodore and Atari. In 1995, Digital Art & Design closed its graphics division and directed all resources to computer hardware sale/maintenance, software and web development. During this time, Digital Art & Design added names like Centre for High Energy Physics (Punjab University), The Bank of Punjab, Brothers Group, Sanjan Nagar Institute of Philosophy & Art and Quest Financials to its client list.
On June 22, 2000, Mubashir N. Mir (who had acquired the sole proprietorship of Digital Art & Design) changed its name to MIR Consultants. Entering the new millennium and anticipating an enormous demand for IT in the small and medium business sector in Pakistan, MIR Consultants now directs its services towards corporate IT training, designing and implementing IT infrastructure and technologies, security systems, software and web development for Small & Medium Enterprises.
MUBASHIR N. MIR
Mubashir N. Mir graduated with a degree in Computer Science. He has been working with computers since 1980 primarily as a programmer and recently as a consultant and a teacher/trainer. In addition to spearheading his own consultancy firm, MIR Consultants, he has worked with a number of local and multinational companies and educational institutes. His diverse experience enables him to introduce new prospective and offer intelligent solutions to his clients.
Mubashir Mir conducts regular IT workshops and short courses for corporate staff and executives. He is an IT evangelist who likes to see IT being used positively in various professional and non-professional fields. He is a strong supporter of using Open Source/Freeware software especially in the field of education