I am a textile designer from the Indian institute of crafts and design, Jaipur. My area of specialisation includes designing craft based products and accessories in textile, leather and paper and natural fiber. I have experience of working with NGOs and industries related within the craft sector. Currently working as a freelancer designing products for ngos, industries. I believe my experience with different craft groups and industries will help to design and develop products in various fields.
Phone: 09880186642 Address: Bangalore e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Education 2002 - 06 Post Graduation in Crafts and Design from Indian Institute of Crafts and design, Jaipur (IICD), Specialising in Textile, Leather & Paper. 2003 - 04 Master in Economics, Maharishi Dayanand University , Ajmer. 1999 - 02 Bachelor in Economic Hons, Symbiosis College, Pune University Experience - Textile designer KJ Textiles International, Bangalore - Worked as a textile designer and designed collections in home furnishings, with varied techniques like hand and machine embroidery, screen printing for surface ornamentation targeting markets of Europe and U. S. Purple Orange,Bangalore - Market research for home furnishings in terms of new fabric, material, patterns, etc.Plan merchandising according to market trends and customers need. Based on the market research a set of coordinated collection in home furnishings targeting niche market. Designed a range of cushions for Pantaloon following latest trend in the market. Costings and new layouts of varied collections in home furnishings. Freelance projects RDTDC Kerala, Thirupuram -Designed a range of products like Bags, Home Furnishings, accessories, decorative and utility products in Hand embroidery using cotton and jute fabric. The workshop was organized by Regional Design and Technical development center supported by KRDA, Kerala sponsored by DCH, New Delhi. (Feb 2011) Maya Organic,Bangalore -Designed a range of collections in home furnishings like theme based cushions for the sofa settings upgrading upholstery for sofas. Bedsettings were also designed using lot of textured fabrics. Deco De Trend,Chennai - Understanding the variety in dry flowers in terms of types, sizes, arrangements, etc. target market being Europe and hongkong. Designed products like wall frames and sticks with dry flowers according to the market study and brief given. Artwork of dry flowers for the company website. Graphics for packaging of potpourri boxes was also designed. RDTDC Bangalore,Kayankulam - Designed a range of products like Bags, Chappals, Home Furnishings and accessories, Lamp Shades, with Screw pine grass. The workshop was organized by Regional Design and Technical development center supported by KRDA, Kerala sponsored by DCH, New Delhi. Korai grass Mat, Nagapattnam - Designed a range of products like bags, office and home accessories, etc. under a workshop organized by Regional Design and Technical development center for IWDI, Chennai sponsored by DCH, New Delhi. Aravali Exports,Jaipur - Designed a wide range of collections in furnishings using silk fabric. Designed block print surfaces for home furnishings using traditional hand block printing of Sanganer, Rajasthan. Further redesigned the interiors of the Aravali showroom. Sandur, Karnataka - Studied working of the organization and designed range of cushions and stoles combining tie and dye technique with traditional Lambani embroidery. Bags and jewellery were also designed using their traditional skills and the market trend. SMART Mojari, Jaipur - Designed a range in mojari’s marketed by SMART( Society For Marketing of Artsand Rural Things), Jaipur targeting the trends of Australian and Europe market. Design Projects JHIF, 2005,Jaipur - Designed signages for the craft stalls during the JHIF( Jaipur Heritage International festival) an initiative of JVF( Jaipur Virasat Foundation) held in Jaipur. . Surabhi Exports, Jaipur - Worked on diversifying the product line in traditional block printing Kalamkari craft of Andhra Pradesh and designed a range of folders using fabric, target market being college students. Rangotri Exports, Jaipur - Designed a range of home furnishings in traditional hand block printing usingnatural dyes from Rajasthan. Motif was designed taking inspiration from traditional Mughal architecture. Kagzi papers & Pentagon Papers, Jaipur - Designed a range in packaging of corporate gifts, gift boxes and bags like, ,chocolate/ candy boxes, bottlebags, wine bottle and bags, etc. using handmade paper. Kumarappa Papers, Jaipur - Designed new kind of structures in handmade paper by sandwiching different materials and later developed one of the structures into a lampshade. Credence International, Jaipur - Worked on vegetable tanned leather and designed leather bags inspired from tribal culture of Nagaland targeting the youth. Weavers Service Center, Jaipur - Designed a range in home furnishings like drapery, cushions and upholstery in cotton and got drapery weaved from Weaver service center. Workshop Attended Daboo Printing, Jaipur - Designed a kite in daboo printing under the workshop conducted in Jaipur by faculty of St. Martins College (Textile Department), London. The inspiration for the kites being the culture and architecture of Jaipur. Leather Craft, Jaipur - Designed bags and chappals under the workshop organised by RUDA (Rural Non Farm Development Agency) Jaipur, targeting female youth. Survey, Research & documentation LEPAKSHI, Andhra Pradesh - Survey of skills and crafts for the craft clusters of Andhra Pradesh under AHVY (Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana) scheme organized by LEPAKSHI handicrafts. The research done was analysed and documented. RUDA, Jaipur - Demographic survey of craft clusters of Bamboo & Lantana craft in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan for RUDA ( Rural Non Farm Development Agency). Based on the study a detailed report on the survey was documented. Skills and strengths Basic Input In Varied Material -Exposure to varied materials like fabric, leather, handmade paper, wood, metal, bamboo, clay and natural fibres. Experience In Textiles - Experience of working in Print design, Weaving, Embroidery, Pattern cutting (bags and kidswear) and Tie and dye. Computer Basics- Knowledge of working with softwares – MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Corel draw, Adobe Pagemaker and Power Point. Exposure to craft sector - Experience of working in various craft pockets in India giving good knowledge of various craft related issues and constraints.
Indian institute of crafts and design, Jaipur, India