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  1. 1. NISHA PRATAB, Bangalore, India ph # -+91.98806.41589 CURRICULUM VITAE – NISHA PRATAB LinkedIn Profile: - Hear me outTo create value by bridging the gap between fashion, textile and graphic design by utilizing my skills andtalent in the field of design while fulfilling the challenges given to me in order to contribute to thedevelopment of the organization with the knowledge attained through my academic qualification as wellas my experience in the field of design.I look to implement my interest in human behavior, and patterns related to the human mind and introducethe culture of trend forecasting in India._________________________________________________________________________________Career Profile1. [July ’09 - Present] Creative Head - Spurr Wireless Solutions LLP – A Web design & Development Company that provides innovative software solutions. Responsibilities Studying requirements given by the client. Ideation, concept-building based on the brief, followed by R&D on user experience design. Heading the visual presentation with the client. Spanning out print design, layouts and grids, illustration, logo design, color therapy and typography. Overall supervision of the creative team comprising of web, graphics and user interface and user experience designers. Achievements Supervised and rolled out over 100 portals for clients spread across India, Middle East, Europe and East Africa from both in-house and outsourced projects. Chief design architect for Spurr’s in-house product, Eduvis; a dedicated content sharing platform for the educational sector in India. Headed a team of 6 designers. Page 1 of 5
  2. 2. 2. [July ’09 - Present] Design consultant - Self Employed Worked as a Design Consultant for individual clients inspired by their personalities and body types Developed and styled many samples based on the concept of giving India a global identity.3. [Jan ’09 – May ‘09] Worked on an international project called International Talent Search 2009, ITS#8 International talent search (ITS) is a platform for young creative talents which holds an annual event called ITS#. The work of the chosen finalists is showcased in a collective catwalk show during the ITS# finals in Trieste, Italy. The organization of ITS is handled exclusively by EVE. Responsibilities Design a collection of 5 - 8 garments based on an inspiration of my choice. Provide accurate color and fabric swatches for the collection designed. Display a capability through prototypes or photographs from the past collections that the collection designed can be produced for the final show held in Trieste, Italy. Achievements Conceptualized and styled a collection, The Foreseen - a women’s wear collection inspired by altered perceptions and changing moulds. Created materials, fabrics and storyboards to set the mood for the collection. Sketched and designed a collection of 5 women’s wear ensembles based on the inspiration. Sketched and styled an additional women’s wear ensemble based on the same inspiration for the brand Diesel to secure an internship with the brand at its headquarters in Italy. Developed various fabric textures inspired by the collection to enhance the ensembles in the collection. Developed complete technical specification sketches to show production of ensembles designed.4. [August ’08 – Jan ‘09] Executive Designer and Product developer for India’s largest clothing corporation and Export House, Gokaldas Images, Bangalore, India. Responsibilities Designing and compiling the seasonal in house collection in terms of silhouettes, fabrics, new trims and R&D targeted mainly for the international market. Communicate with buying houses; discuss new developments and requirements from buyers. Style and develop the prototypes and check fit. Discuss styles and changes, if any with CAD and sampling department. Develop actual samples post all changes, source respective fabrics and trims for the styles. Page 2 of 5
  3. 3. Developing prints as per the buyer’s inspiration. Complete responsibility of order execution from concept to final shipment. Achievements Designed for brands like Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, PVH, Banana Republic, Mango, Fat face, Abercrombie & Fitsch, Espirit, Vans, and Eddie Bauer. Designed, sampled and styled men’s wear shirts, outerwear, and trousers for Armani Exchange as per the brief provided. Styled, sampled and made patterns for women’s wear dresses, shirts, outerwear for Armani Exchange. Designed and sampled surface embellishments for Calvin Klein men’s wear shirt collection. Sampled and made patterns for women’s wear dresses and blouses for Calvin Klein. Experimented with new washes for different weights and construction for the in house denims collection. Developed new 3d textures for fabric construction and embroideries for the in house collection. Styled a range of men’s shirts with a modern take on casual wear for men’s wear brand, Burton, London. Developed styles and sourced fabrics for knitwear range for the men’s wear brand, Burton. Selected fabric and trims for sampling of in house women’s wear collection. All new textile developments and embroideries developed by me were selected by brand Cold Water Creek for their women’s wear collection.5. [ August ’07 – December ’07 and March ’08 - July ‘08] Developed and designed Men’s and Women’s wear collections for Wills India Fashion Week Spring 2007, for label Manoviraj Khosla, Bangalore, India. Responsibilities Brainstorm, ideate and create concepts for the 2 seasons, Spring-Summer and Autumn- Winter. To style and design a range of men’s and women’s wear for the label. Patterns, fit and sample development for all styles for the collection. Design and develop uniforms for corporate houses, restaurants, bars, hotels, school and airlines. Achievements Had my styles and developments walk the ramp for Wills India Fashion Week - Spring 2007 Developed new print and embroidery concepts that were chosen for Spring/Summer-2007 collection. Brought new concepts of experimental textiles to add to the label’s aesthetic which is still being used. Styles developed by me were sold and retailed at the store, Manoviraj Khosla located in The Leela Palace, a 5 star hotel. Styled and developed uniforms for flight attendants, airhostesses and cabin crew of Kingfisher airlines. Page 3 of 5
  4. 4. 6. [May ’06 – July ‘06] Fashion designer and Merchandiser - Veenar Fashions Pvt Ltd, Mumbai Veenar Fashions is a leading export house engaged in the manufacture & export of premium range of high quality readymade garments specializing in Children’s garments. Responsibilities Design, production and manufacturing of the garments. Dealing and communicating with the clientele, buyers and stores. Selection of materials, fabrics and trims. Act as a liaison between the production team and the firm in meeting market requirements. Achievements Developed, marketed, sampled, sourced raw material, and produced a range of children’s wear for the in house collection targeted for the European market. Produced garments for buyers like DBC, Neck & Neck and Toute Compte Fait. Designed print and used new print techniques, embroidery and experimented with washing.Other Projects10 - 2007- My diploma project collection called “Seams Like Bharat” was exhibited at “Avataar”, an artexhibition by Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, India.“Seams Like Bharat” is a collection of Men’s and Women’s wear ensembles designed to give an identityto Indian fashion. Its about representation of India in a global scenario through the medium of clothing.08 - 2006 - Designed and styled uniforms for the launch of Zinzi, a wine based on its hip, young andhappening identity launched by United Breweries group owned by Dr Vijay Mallya.08 - 2006 - Designed uniforms for flight attendants and airhostesses and cabin crew of Kingfisher airlines.09 - 2006 - Styled uniforms for cheerleaders of IPL, manufactured by Reebok.05 - 2006 - Illustrated and designed graphics for Prêt à porter enfant, Spanish brand Toute Compte Fait,Mumbai, India.01 - 2006 - Worked with designer Vidyasagar on a collection comprising innovative usage of Indian Silksthrough surface ornamentation and reconstruction. Bangalore, India.Skills Conceptualization and ideation Analyzing trends through human behavior and color psychology Experimental Textile design Surface embellishments and 3d textures Graphics design Page 4 of 5
  5. 5. StylingMixed medium illustrationProduct developmentProficient in design softwares like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In design andCorel Draw. Page 5 of 5