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  • Archana I Patil

    Architect and Lifestyle & accessory Designer

    gandhinagar, India

Myself Archana ,Graduated as Architect from Nit trichy and post graduation from NID gandhinagar in Lifestyle Accessory design . Have my interest in visual design, product design , infographics, making infomartion tangible, writing and anything that improves lifestyle of a client. Please have a look at my portfolio, https://www.behance.net/archanapatil Looking for Job.

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Resume Archana I Patil CONTACT: Email: archnapatil@gmail.com LANGUAGES KNOWN: English, Hindi and Marathi Understands Tamil and Bengali . Learning : Spanish EDUCATION: 2010-2012 PGDPD – Lifestyle Accessory Design National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar. 2005-2010 Bachelors of Architecture (B. Arch.),from National Institute of Technology ,Trichy (NIT trichy ) Tamil nadu CORE COMPETENCIES: Ability to handle different materials Analytical thinking and conceptualization Trend analysis and research Capability to work proficiently, both, in a team as well as independently Strong verbal and articulation skills. WORK EXPERIENCE: Design Intern At UPASANA DESIGN studio at auroville ,India. Working on the socially responsible design and utilising waste fabrics produced during clothing design to make accessory out of it .AND compiling the product range report of aurovile which are naturally or organically made and designed. Shashikant Chavan & Architects , Pune June’08 to Nov’08 (5 months) Got an exposure to practical way of dealing the projects. Got acquainted with working drawings, detail drawings, site work, electrical and plumbing drawings. Learnt to deal with clients, contractors and various consultants. Worked on various projects liked residential, apartments, Industries, Conservation of fort and regeneration projects .Learnt basic design principles and learnt various presentation techniques. WORKSHOPS ATTENDED: Footwear construction held by Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai. Learnt the technical step by step process of the construction of footwear. Creative Methods I by Mr. Parag Vyas of Graubar Design, Indore. Introduction to silver ,brass and copper as a material and the techniques involved in crafting jewellery. Creative Methods II by Mr. Dipendra Baoni Worked on translating small product ( a sharper )as inspiration to a other utility product salad maker-bowl. Trend Forecasting on ‘Mobility and Progress’ with the automobile company, Renault, India. “Colour-Next 2012” with Asian Paints “Future Surface Textures” with Samsung ‘Light painting ’ workshop held by Pragyan. Learnt the light painting can be used to enhance the presentation and edit the picture to add visual value. Pottery ,by craftsmen of Dakshin chitra ,Chennai at nit trichy . Entrepreneurship Development , with Prof Muthu Singaram ACADEMIC PROJECTS: EXPLORING MATERIALS ,STRUCTURES AND SURFACES : Created surfaces and then a structure from a polythene bags waste inspired by a image and then acquiring same feel and visual look of image in texture and surface . 3D STRUCTURE -BRAIDING AND CROCHET (at NID): techniques used to create structures made up of threads and chords .Guide Y N Vivekananda. CRAFT PROJECT: Studied “bidriware ” of Bidar . Visited places like Bidar and Hyderabad and analysed the changes in crafts and market requirement of both places. This involved living with the craft community for a fortnight observing, understanding and documenting the craft while getting interesting insights into their lives. Mini project - Glass jewellery: Worked with artisans from ferozabad and designed a range of jewellery with glass, inspired from “Chaos of mumbai ” ,the chaos of traffic,crowd and buildings at mumbai were depicted and arrived at the form with chaos but at the smae time having its own harmony within i.e aamchi mumbai .A range was designed for a trendy and experimental persona. PERSONAL ACCESSORY: Personal accessory with eco-friendly material and waste produced in industry. Designed a fold-able hand bag with Veneer by experimenting with its properties . UNCONVENTIONAL JEWELLERY: Exploring and using "Screw "as object and combining with metal sheet and wires ,creating jewellery out of it . VISUAL MERCHANDISING : SKILLS: Comfortable exploring and working hands on materials. Acquainted with techniques of pottery ,Huge posters and graffiti . Design Presentation: Concept generation, Research and Analysis, Design thinking, Sketching, manual rendering, various material modeling, Prototyping, Visual value and Aesthetics, styling. SOFT SKILLS: Illustrator , Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Office, Photoshop element Sketchup and Auto Cad. INTERESTS: Photography,writing, Illustrations,doodles and Travelling. References: Mr. Amresh Panigrahi Coordinator, Lifestyle Accessory Design National Institute of Design amresh@nid.edu | Ms. Shimul Mehta Vyas Lifestyle Accessory Design National Institute of Design shimul@nid.edu |


  • National Institute of Design ,India

    • PGDP Lifestyle Accessory Design
    • 2010 - 2013

    http://www.nid.edu/education/master-design/lifestyle-accessory-design/p-overview Lifestyle Accessory Design involves research and understanding of the way people live and their habits, to create better products, systems, spaces and accessories for them to use. Skill development modules such as Design Drawing, Material and Structure, and Geometry give an understanding of various material properties and enhance the students' working and representational skills. Other courses include Fashion and Industrial Design History, Trend Mapping and Forecasting, and Retail Management and Design. There are 6 design modules that cover the various areas of accessory design including personal accessories and space accessories. Students are encourage to undertake focussed research which involves in-depth understanding of the target user. A design brief is derived from the research, ensuring user-oriented solutions.

  • National Institute of technology ,India

    • B.Arch Architecture
    • 2005 - 2010



Elle decor international design awards (EDIDA) 12 runner up for design "Macchair " chair out of cycle waste. Swarovski design elements contest -11 ,semi finalist .( final jury in Jan -2012) Appreciation for Architectural design in HUDCO Book for year 2009.