DR. Aditi Mertia

Assistant Professor

Summary

To obtain a challenging and exciting career where I can utilize the knowledge of textiles, design skills and work towards the task of converting imagination into a purposeful addition to the real world.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2014 - Present

Assistant Professor

National Institute of Fashion Technology- NIFT

Working as Assistant Professor in Fashion Design Department at NIFT

  • Project : Working in a Design team for Bamboo Craft development project, at Gondia district Maharashtra (initiated by NIFT)- for skill training of artisans and creating a market place for bamboo products developed by them.
  • Teaching & Mentoring: Mentored the students at Undergraduate and Post graduate level, oriented them towards Surface ornamentation for Fashion, History of design & Fashion, Digital Design etc.
May 2014 - Aug 2014

Assistant Professor

Amity University, Jaipur (ASFT)

Mentored the students in Fashion Technology- Draping, Fashion Model Drawing, Fashion Art and Illustration, Design and Colour concept; Textiles- Fundamentals of Textiles, Traditional Textiles and Craft Documentation.

Feb 2011 - Aug 2014

Senior Consultant Designer

Vaishali Fashions

worked on various projects related to Woolen Khadi (woven designs), Women Apparels (Product development).
• Development of design sample library for future reference.
• Developed new range of products based on requirements.
• Created a range of fine print designs for garments and few home     Furnishing prints.
• Experimented with Photographic prints on fabrics.

Sep 2008 - Feb 2014

Guest Lecturer

Jai Narain Vyas University

Mentored Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of Clothing and Textiles, Department of Home Science, Jodhpur,  Rajasthan.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2010

Freelance Designer

Vaishali Fashions

• Providing consultancy regarding latest fabrics, color, silhouette, prints and trends
• Based on forecast by internationally renowned designers
• Identify Customer Needs, and create Relevant, Innovative Design concepts that address these Needs.
• Assist Sampling department for Implementation and Development of New sample. Ensure Feasibility of Designs.
• Worked with Rural Clusters- Worked with various rural clusters for development of Woolen Khadi and other khadi Fabrics in Bikaner (Rajasthan).
Worked with block printers of Pipar region (Rajasthan) working with natural dyes and Daabu (Mud) Block Printing.

Oct 2006 - Dec 2006

Industrial Trainee

RCWPDS (Rajasthan Carpets and Woolen Product Development Society) , Jaipur & Vaishali Fashions

Interned at RCWPDS in Jaipur as a Carpet designer using Auto Tex Software.

Interned as a trainee at Vaishali Fashions which is a multi-disciplinary export and manufacturing Unit and experimented with combination of surface printing techniques on fabrics.

Education

Education
2002 - Present

XII th

Rajasthan Board
2000 - Present

Xth

Rajasthan Board
Oct 2007 - Oct 2011

PhD

Jai Narain Vyas University

“A Study on Textile Motifs and their Development through  application of CAD (Computer Aided Designing) and other computer softwares”

Jun 2008 - 2008

Qualified NET (National Eligibility Test) for Lecturership

UGC
Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

Masters in Clothing & Textile (Home science)

Jai Narain Vyas University
Jul 2002 - Jun 2005

B.Sc Home Science

Jai Narain Vyas University

Skills

Skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Research oriented design and development

Surface ornamentation

Print design techniques

Fabric Manipulation

Drawing and Sketching Illustration

Craft Documentation

Manual Pattern Making & Draping

Media exploration

Communication Skill

English    (Full professional proficiency)

Hindi       (Native or bilingual proficiency)

computer softwares

Proficient: Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Illustrator. Coral Draw. Auto CAD. Microsoft Office tools.

Textile CAD: Arah Paint. Auto Tex Software

Projects

  • Working in a Design team for Bamboo Craft development project at Gondia district Maharashtra  (initiated by NIFT)-  on going.
  • A Project done for Home Sc. (Clothing & Textiles) report, this Dissertation Project was on the topic “An Experimental Study on Creating Textile Designs with the help of CAD and Adobe Photoshop Technique”.

PUBLICATIONS & Presentations

  •  2014: "The Colour Calibration in Digital Technologies: Assessment of Digitally printed and Screen printed textile substrate"- International Conference at ICFT, NIFT, Jodhpur.
  • 2009: “A Comparative study of Traditional and Modern Textile Designing and Printing Techniques: An Environmental Perspective”-CSIR- Sponsored National Conference (Paper Proceedings March 27-28, 2009).

Poster Presentation : A Comparative Study of Handmade and CAD Created Textile Motifs and Prevalence of CAD softwares in Textile Export units of Jaipur- 28th Biennial National Conference of Home Science Association of India (Proceedings of the Conference).

Workshops

  • Participated in a G.C. sponsored National level Workshop on “Handloom Weaving: Focus on Weave Notation, Draft and Peg Plan” on 9th and 10th January, 2009; organized by Faculty of Family and Community sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
  • Demonstration of tie and dye technique in a National Level Workshop organized by Home Science for “Empowerment of rural women” of Seterava village.
  • Participated in the Fall 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference on September 30th 2011, Jodhpur.

AWARDS, INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Received JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) RFSMS by G.C for PhD research work for 2 years (April 2009- April 2011).
  • Bagged over  1st  and  2nd  position  in  various  competitions  held  at Undergraduate and school

REFRENCE

  • Chandra kant Sharma : Manager, Vaishali Fashions, Jodhpur, Rajasthan    (plusvaishalienterprises@gmail.com)
  • Inderpal Rai: Head Dept. of Home Science, Jai Narain Vyas University,  Jodhpur, Rajasthan (inderpalrai@gmail.com)