With over fifteen years experience in the design industry, with a talent for developing creative solutions for clients worldwide, Diya has demonstrated planning/project management, organizational, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills. Diya possesses excellent problem solving skills, and has proven her ability to multi task diverse projects efficiently. Content may not be mirrored or otherwise distributed in any form without written permission.

Work Samples

  • Textile Design

  • Brochures Book Covers Newsletters

  • Development Of Traditional Art Crafts

Work History

DIYA SHANKARDASS Ph: (703) 914-1716, email: dshankardass@yahoo.com 2008-present Xerox Business Services Fairfax, Virginia Senior Graphic Designer Government Solutions Group •Accountable for design and development of all graphic related content for proposals, executive summaries and presentations •Responsible for effective, accurate, communicative graphics for the Proposals •Possess excellent grammar and communication skills that help in identifying the requirement of writers into effective graphics •Efficiently utilize the Privia® workspace to channelize and maintain graphic request and workflow •Contribute industry expertise to senior management regarding best practices, creating training material and conducting training sessions about updates in Adobe and other design software applications and trends •Demonstrated excellent ability to multitask diverse projects efficiently under tight schedules and time constraints •Clients include the Federal and State Government as well as private sector organizations 2007 – 2008 Independent Design Consultant Mclean, Virginia Strategic Branding and Marketing Services •Design and develop layouts for print media including brochures and annual reports •Develop logo concepts, brand identity and collateral •Restoration of Photographic material for use in film •Clients include variety of public and private-sector organizations such as USEPA and ABT Associates, DMB Pictures 1996 – 2007 SAMSUNG CARAVEL Los Angeles, CA Textile Division of Global Trading and Investment Firm •Collaborated with clients’ creative team to develop innovative textile designs for fashion industry •Oversaw textile production, managed quality control and client relations •Clients included BCBG, Macy’s, and Forever 21 1993 – 1996 SEASONS FURNISHINGS New Delhi, INDIA •Created and produced fabrics, prints and textiles for home furnishings •Managed vendor contracts, budgets, and relationships •Clients included Inter-Continental, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn 1992 – 1993 FAB INDIA LTD New Delhi, INDIA •Trained indigenous communities of Champa, Bagh, Varanasi, and Almora to incorporate contemporary techniques in traditional methods of printing and weaving •Worked closely with artisans by providing various inputs including design, quality control, access to raw materials and production coordination EDUCATION 1988-1993 National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, INDIA 5 Year Professional Diploma in Industrial Design Equivalent to a B.F.A, evaluation by ACEI, U.S.A 2008 Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, Virginia Certificate in InDesign CS#3 TECHNICAL SKILLS •Proficient in Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Map Point •Working knowledge in Adobe Flash CS4 •Fluent in English, Hindi, and Bengali REFERENCES AND PORTFOLIO •Available upon request


National Institute of Design, India