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I am a confident and self motivated designer. From my earlier working experiences as a designer, coordinator and instructor in Indian textile industry I learned the various disciplines of the industry, such as visualized fabric surfaces, manipulated patterns on the fabrics as per the seasonal trends & color directions and team collaboration. After my MFA in fibers at SCAD, Savannah, GA it helped me developing better understanding towards American and Global textile cultures.
Working as a Product design coordinator I did a multitasking job of designing patterns, coloration and communication with clients and manufacturing mill.
My fortes are repeat pattern designing, coloration, CAD, Jacquard and Dobby (Woven) designs, Print designs and Illustrations.
The Goal is to work fashion forward by using my experience and knowledge for the benefit of the company and myself.
Concept developer, Color line selector.
Team collaborator for woven and printed fabrics, Training and Communication Photoshop,Illustrator,
MS Office suite
Mimaki Digital Fabric Printing
Textile Designer (2004 2007) Wool Research Association, Mumbai, India
Developed all phases of digital textile surface designs included rugs-carpet designs, embroideries, prints and woven fabrics.
Created coloration for the fabric manufacturers and home furnishings studio.
Developed technical CAD loom files for upholstery fabrics and floor coverings.
Participated in Jute Development workshop of WRA in collaboration with National Jute Development program (2005);
& Carpet and floor covering design workshop for women working in the small scale industries, 2004
Associate CAD Designer for home fabrics (2000 2004)
G.M. Knitting Industries Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai India,
Designed upholstery & curtain fabrics with coloration as per project plan under agreed time-lines.
Created presentations with illustrations for clients.
Worked with natural and synthetic yarns and designed collections for home fabrics.
Freelance Designer and Design Consultant (2005 2006)
Raymond India Ltd., Mumbai, India
Design co-coordinator manipulated color and design for fabric prints made for the corporate attires included woven shirts and trousers for men and women, printed saris and scarves for women along with other accessories.
Assisted in using pantone color shed matching the house colors and created the pattern matching the logo and function of the company.
Savannah Collage of Art and Design, Savannah, GA Assisted in teaching Fibers Digital Jacquard Weaving Studio (March 2009)
V.J.T.I. Institute, Mumbai, India Visiting Design Development faculty to textile designing department (June 2000)
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
MFA Fibers [GPA 3.5 & Over] Anticipated graduation May 2010
Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, University of Mumbai India (June 2000)
BFA - Textile Design [GPA 3.0]
The Silk & Art Silk Mills\' Research Association, SASMIRA (June 2003)
WMMFF - Diploma in Weaving Man-made fiber fabrics
AWARDS & HONORS
Combined Honorary Fellowship by SCAD, Savannah, GA (2007-09)
Consolation prize for Carpet Design Maharashtra State Art Exhibition, India (1997)
Sept 2009 -Woven Cultures MFA Thesis Show, Savannah, GA
May 2009 -Quilt piece was selected for Off the Grid students exhibit of Surface Design Associations conference at Kansas, USA
Mar 2009 -All of the above, Show by fibers graduate students of SCAD at Blank space Gallery, Savannah, GA
Feb 2008 -Open Studio Fibers, SCAD, Savannah, GA
Sept 1994 -State art exhibition for immature artists, Maharashtra, India
Jan 1993 -Group photography exhibit on Himachal Pradesh, JJ School of Fine Arts, Mumbai, India
SDA Surface Design Association
CAA College Art Association