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Conceptualize and create design collections by developing prototype samples followed by range for all categories (Mens/ Ladies/ Children) combining influences of trends, fashion, sport and lifestyle.
Market surveys to keep abreast competitive environment in terms of pricing, product introductions and new launches..
Coordinating with the marketing team, merchandisers and manufacturing units.
Making recommendations for the development of systems and processes.
Training subordinates and building effective team.
Designer, (woodland) (2nd Oct 08 Till date)
Responsible for the category of mens casual footwear (leather and canvas footwear) Leather accessories and garments.
Providing concepts for Accessories, footwears, soles, and various graphics through sketches and design software.
Looking after all creative and technical part of branding work for mens category.
Sole designing. Mold development.
Range planning and range building.
Designer, (Sparx, Product Development)
RELAXO FOOTWEARS LTD (11th Nov 06 30th sep 08.)
Designed and developed a new range of ladies sports shoes for entirely different product appeal, for the brand SPARX, which are running well in the market.
Designed and developed the collection of premium range SPARX Gents joggers, which are already in, market with high sales.
Introduced new vendors & develop new products to meet the objective of style, performance, cost and consumer requirements.
Built the complete range of fashionable slippers and canvas shoes for exports as well as Injected slippers for Spring-Summer 08.
Standardized operating tools for effective process control.
Asst. Designer (26th Aug 05 28th Oct, 06)
A.V.T, Chennai (One of the leading manufacturer of Leather goods & Footwear, India)
Developed the complete Summer-Spring range 06 (Ladies) for the buyer, VERHULST, Netherland.
Coordinating with the buyer and customer, understanding the perspective and requirement and necessary amendments.
Worked for many other buyers like HUGO BOSS, GABOR, MARC, GEOX, PRIMIGI, ROHDE etc.
PROFFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACHEIVEMENTS:
2 Yrs Diploma in Footwear Designing and Production from Central Footwear Training Institute (Ministry of India), Chennai, 2005.
Got the industrial exposure in CARLTON OVERSEAS PVT LTD. in the field of product development for the duration of two months (11th April-10 June 05.
Appreciated for developing trims and belts, which got large orders from the buyer.
Selected in TOP 20 in LINEAPELLE DESIGN COMPETITION, Lineapelle, Italy in October 06.
Pursuing B.B.A from Madras University, Chennai.
Intermediate from I.C.S.E Board, Patna, 2001
Coral Draw version
MS office and Internet skills
INTERESTS AND EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITES:
Net Surfing, sketching, Reading news related to Footwear Industry globally & to remain professionally updated, Making friends, Etc.