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+91 7877728817

rajeshnift@gmail.com

Accessory Designer

DC(H) Empaneled Product Designer

2012

  • Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur – Visiting Faculty  for JD (IV SEM), Design project Blue pottery & Felt

2011

  • Kesariya Sweets & Fast Foods, Jaipur (Interior Design Turn-key Project)
  • Indian Institute of Craft and Design (IICD), Jaipur- Visiting Faculty  for UG Foundation (2D Geometry and 3D Geometry)

2010-2011

Arch Academy of Design, Jaipur- HOD, Interior Design

2009- 2010

Jaggery dreams, Design Studio, New Delhi- Co-founder & Designer

2008- 2009

INDO-DAN Lampshades Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi- Lampshade Design and Development

2008– Freelance Designer

  • Nivea Packaging Design (Special edition), for Manish Arora – 3D modelling and visualization
  • Kohler Exhibition Design

2006- 2008

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar- Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion & Lifestyle Accessory.
  • Project Leader, NIFT Pavilion (Trend Pavilion) at Indian International Jewellery Show – IIJS 2007
  • Skill up gradation and product diversification workshop in Bamboo craft of Jamkhadi, Surat(Gujarat) under Design Development Workshop by NIFT, Gandhinagar supported by GRIMCO.
  • Prototype development workshop in Bamboo craft of Malpur (Gujarat) under Design Development Workshop by NIFT, Gandhinagar supported by O/O DC (Handicraft).
  • Design & technical development workshop for the artisans under AHVY in cane & bamboo crafts of Angul (Orissa) sponsored by O/O DC (Handicraft).
  • Product development workshop organized by Business Resource Centre (FICCI & CARE) for the rehabilitation of the artisans ofKutch, and developed a range of table top accessory with clay and metal.
  • Developed Table Top accessory using Dhokra casting with the artisans of Bastar (Chatishgarh) sponsored by DC(Handicrafts).
  • Developed products (stool, scooter, poolstick) at the  product development workshop Bamboo Boards & Beyondorganized by National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad for the development of Bamboo Board Products.
  • Assisted in the manufacturing of props for the exhibition design of 7th annual harmony show, Mumbai.

Jewellery Industry Experience

  • Diatrends Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.(Mumbai), 2005- 2006.
  • Six months Diploma Project as a designer at SVK Jewels Pvt. Ltd. SEEPZ, Mumbai, INDIA.
  • Summer Internship at SHANKER JEWELS LTD. SEEPZ, Mumbai, focusing on manufacturing processes in Jewellery industry.
  • Internship at Gili (Gitanjali jewels), Mumbai

Education

  • Accessory Design (Batch-2004), Graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

Skills

  • Computational Design.
  • Interaction design using low-tech sensors.
  • Hands on experience of Material manipulation on bamboo, leather, wood, clay, paper, metals, resin & wax.
  • Analysis of Trends and influences.
  • Visual Merchandising.
  • Photography (product, architecture, lifestyle).
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