A highly creative and motivated person . Good interpersonal skills, in depth knowledge of materials and their uses, and adept at mixing and matching unconventional material to achieve desired results.

Work Samples

  • Exhibition

  • Interior Portfolio

Work History

Zurath Kamdin Creative Designer(FF&E)/Project Manager/Interior Design- Exhibitions Career Objective and Profile To be employed in a Position in tandem with my experience with a reputed firm, and allow me to utilize my skills, experience and expertise in my fields of work and through this be able to promote and bring about better goodwill and repute and added recognition to the firm. Senior Design, Creative and Project manager with over 15+ years of proven work experience in the area of FF&E, Interior Space planning, Project management, and Exhibition Utility Design and Project management. Career record of working in diverse industries worldwide, with a multicultural workforce, and utilizing their skills to achieve optimum performance. Result oriented, and project delivery conscious. Education Diploma in Advertising, Public Relations & Product Design, 1988 Academy of Careers Guidance (JNU), New Delhi, India Bachelor of Arts, in Interior Design from Belford University 1989, GPA 3.78 (Magna Cum Laude) with several Distinctions. Certificate Course in Multimedia, 3D Studio Animation & Photoshop 1990-1992 Hexasoft, Bangalore, India Career Progression WORK EXPERIENCE IN DETAIL October 2009- March 2011 Fluid Space FZ LLC – Dubai UAE In the Capacity of General Manager. Job Responsibilities: Develop and formulate a day to day strategy and discuss this with the staff. Implement strategies to enable the bringing in of business, and potential business. Attend client meetings with Client Representatives of the company, and ensure the possibility of the potential business. Liaise with the Client, find out requirements, budgets, and identify Contractors for the final processes. Sit in with the design team and strategize, conduct studies and feasibility studies for the design process, analyze and guide the design team to achieve optimum design. Assist the various teams, confer with the client to resolve problems or latent conditions that may arise during the fit-out process and to ensure the end product, the estimations, and the quality of design are of the highest quality, and within set budgets. Prepare “Mood” Boards, with different materials, allowing for a final discussion and approval of the final schemes for various finishes, furniture and other utilities. Suggest alternative materials for usage, allow for changes in specifications to suit the clients’ needs. Help in the preparation of Shop Drawings, and Tender Documents, Interview and finalize Contractors for various processes at competitive rates. Prepare a Project Schedule and begin and end all works within the specified timelines. Prepare Progress reports for the Client, hold on-site meetings and update meetings with the client, solve any pending issues during the fit-out process. Help in the Project management and fit-out processes, in developing collateral equipments, cost and acquisition strategy and ensure the completion of the said projects in the stipulated time frames. Some Notable Projects: Noya Life Style Store (UAE): Eyezone Outlets for The Rivoli Group (UAE and other GCC countries) Outlets for Axiom Telecom: (UAE, and GCC countries, and India) Indoor and Outdoor Space Planning for Al Hamra Golf Club and Resort (UAE) Outdoor Space Planning for Gloria Hotels (UAE): Kobe Lounge (UAE): Grand Barbeque Restaurant: (UAE) Bikers’ Café (UAE) Spa for Dubai Marine Beach Resort (UAE) Outdoor Pavilion for General Motors Exhibition Pavilions for The Governments of Nepal, Turkey and Malaysia Assorted Exhibition utilities for various clients. December 2007-October 2009 HARSHA CONTRACTING Co LLC – Dubai UAE In the Capacity of Senior Manager Operations- Interior and Exhibitions Divisions The job Parameter involved co-ordination of Client Service Staff, Design Department, Estimation and the Fabrication Facilities/Sub Contractors for all Projects. Responsible for the smooth Operations of all Departments, co-ordination with external Agencies and -coordinators, and Suppliers of various materials. Some Notable Projects: Corporate offices for Bilal Transport Corporate offices for The Harsha Group Lobby Design for The Monarch Hotel Dubai Room Design and completion for The Monarch Hotel Lobby and Space design for Indigo Icon Towers and Heights Lobby design for The Palladium Towers Various Exhibition Stands for various clientele. AUG 2005- December 2007 Employed with CPL International LLC- Dubai UAE as Senior Manager of the Design Team. Job parameters involved the conceptualization of Exhibition Utilities and Stand Design, , and overall managing a team of 15 Designers and Graphic Designers. Some Notable Projects Exhibition Pavilion for Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing ( worldwide) Exhibition Pavilion for Dubai Media City Exhibition Pavilion for Malaysia Trade and Commerce Board Exhibition Pavilion for Germany and Italy for BIG 5 Exhibitions World’s first all Composite material Exhibition Stand for Burt Hill Architects. Various Other exhibition Stands and Pavilions 2000-2005: ZURATH & TINA: BANGALORE INDIA Self Employed Consultant. Job Responsibilities include Designing, Project Co-ordination & Supervision of various utilities, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Architecture, Trade Fair Design, Product Design, and Logos & Advertising Layout Design. : 2000-2002: PRADEEP DEVIAH ASSOCIATES/FAIR INTERIORS, BANGALORE INDIA: In the capacity of Exhibition Design Consultant. Clients included Mercedes Benz, at Auto India, Pragati Maidan Delhi, Kinetic Engineering, at Mumbai Auto Show, and Exhibitions held in South & West Africa Makino Asia, Tatra Trucks,at Exxcon, Bangalore, Bajaj Automotive, Auto India at Pragati Maidan Delhi, JCB, at Exxcon, Bangalore, Bosch Automotive& Blaupunkt, at Auto India, and others. Stalls for the above were in the size range of 100sqmtr and above. 1995-2000 : RAMMS ( Retail Advertising, Marketing & Merchandising Solutions) BANGALORE INDIA: In the capacity of Senior Designer & Art Director: Job parameters were to Design Appropriate Visual Merchandise for various FMCG products, Visual Merchandising Design & Detail Store Layouts, Exhibition & Trade Fair Design, co-ordination of fabrication activities and overall supervision of various projects. 1991-1994; BIN SULAIMAN TRADING EST/ MATJER ALWATANY; AL-KHOBAR, SAUDI ARABIA: In the capacity of Senior Designer- Stores for their chain of 28 stores in KSA and Bahrain. Job parameters were to design & layout Stores, procure appropriate materials for build-up, liaison with contractors & agencies, Project management and on-site Supervision, Visual Merchandising & Store Display. Achievements Designed and built the world’s first all FRP (Fiber Glass and Composite Material) Exhibition Stand for Burt Hill Architects, in Abu Dhabi for City Scape 2007. Stand was Show Cased in Abu Dhabi as well as in Dubai. Recipient of various awards for different categories of Exhibition Stands and Designed Utilities, from various Exhibition Venues around the world. Helped in the Design and Manufacture of Solar Powered Car in India, with Students of the R.V. College of Engineering in Bangalore. Worked on various Projects related to Electric Vehicles (cars and two wheelers) in India. Computer Skills: AutoCAD , Corel Draw entire Package, Sketch-Up Pro 6/7pro and Sketch Up 8 pro (Including iRender nXT and Vray for Sketch Up) and Adobe Software. Proficient in MS Office, (Word, Excel & PowerPoint, Microsoft Project), Internet and e-mail applications. Free Hand Drawing, Model Making and Sketching Skills: Have the ability and proficiency to do freehand drawing and sketching, providing the client on-site and immediate sketches of ideas during pre-presentation meetings, obtaining spot approvals based on the sketches and later on translating those sketches into rendered 3D design and detail. Ability to make models, using drawings as reference points, and finishing the models to look like final utility. Memberships and other Credentials: Member of the Society of Engineers in the UAE from 2005 Member of the International institute of Interior Designers UAE from 2006 Member of the Indian Institute of Interior Designers from 1997 Personal Details Nationality : Indian Date of Birth : 23rd June 1968 Martial Status : Married Driving License: Holder of a Valid UAE Driving License and International Driving License. Language Skills : Fluency in English and Indian Languages, Personality : A creative and experienced professional, who can bring to your business additional Professionalism, passion, productive ideas, enthusiasm and out of the box thinking packed with Practical work experience. Also a trustworthy colleague capable of dealing with constant Challenges and leading change. A Strong Team Player, who does not mind “getting his hands, Dirty”, committed to getting the job Done to perfection and delivering it to the Clients well in the set Timelines.

Education

Belford University & Academy of Careers Guidance ( Jawaharlal Nehru University) New Delhi

Specialties

Affiliations

IIID, SOE ( UAE)

Awards

Have helped in the design of India's first Solar /EV Hybrid. Currently participating in the Red Bull Creativity Contest for UAE and Asia, and also designing a concept car for Peugeot. Built the First ever All Fiber Glass Exhibition Stand for the Abu Dhabi City Scape Exhibition 2007

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