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Gauravi Mittal

Development Professional & Craft Product Designer

Work History

Dec 2014Jun 2015

Cluster Developer & Product Designer

At NCDPD, under the Ministry Of Textiles, New Delhi

Cluster Identification| Capacity Building | Process Documentation| Market Research| Skill Training | Product Development      With team of a State Awardee, 30 Skilled & Semi-Skilled Craftsman 

  • Bidri Metalwork| Bidar, Karnataka
  • Brass Metalwork| Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
Oct 2014Dec 2014

Freelance

For TabIndia, Jaipur |Head Branch- Bangalore

Designed handmade tiles inspired by Blue Pottery technique of Sanganer, Jaipur

Current Internship

At Kaarak Enterprise Development Services Pvt. Ltd.                                                                                                    Jan 2018

Worked on- Proposal Writing, Secondary & Primary Research, Research Design, Data Collection & Data Analysis

  •  Working conditions of garment factory workers in Delhi NCR
  •  Impact study of vocational education on adolescents
  •  Child labour involved in the handicraft sector of India
  •  Water and sanitation hygiene in village set-up
  •  Adolescent empowerment programs

Education

20152017

M.A. In Development

Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Livelihood Specialization 

Core Subjects- Understanding Livelihoods: Perspectives, Concepts & Theories | Livelihood Policies, Practices & its Challenges | Social Enterprises & Organisational Forms | Competencies of Livelihood Interventions | Gender & Livelihoods | Work Labour & Informality | Development Policy Change | Poverty: Concept & its Measurements 

20102014

Diploma in Craft & Design

Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur

Specialization in Materials- Wood, Metal & Stone

20112014

Bachelors In Arts

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

English Literature, Public Administration & Sociology

2010

Secondary & Higher

Subodh Public School

Project Experiences

Research Project at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (2 Months)

As Senior Student Research Associate                

Build evaluation system for 'Creativity Index of Craftsman in India'.                                                                

Under the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur. Project funded by MHRD, Govt. of India.

Independent Research Project (2 Months)

Conducted a beneficiary impact analysis of 'Design & Technical Development Workshop' implemented by the                              

Office of Development Commissioner of Handicrafts (DCH), Under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.                                        

(As part of curriculum at Azim Premji University, Bangalore)

NGO Exposure ESAF -Evangelical Social Action Forum, Dumka, Jharkhand  (2 Months)

  • Understanding the social organisation structure & its working
  • Studied & documented the local craft practices - bamboo basketry & water stones of West Bengal
  • Conducted Design & Skill Training for a team of 20 artisans
  • Designed & created a range of bathroom accessories

Field Immersion at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (2 Weeks)

Conducted Design & Skill Training of basketry (dried banana leaves) with local women 

Under guidance of Covenant Centre for Development, Kanyakumari (NGO)                                                                                      

(As part of curriculum at Azim Premji University, Bangalore)

Diploma Project at Zikwa, New Delhi  (6 Months)

  • Designed wide range of Ceramic Tableware
  • Designed Ceiling Light made in cane for TATA  Housing (Client), DLF Properties
  • Designed Interiors of Zikwa's Studio & Store, Shahpurajat

Workshops &Documentations 

Workshop on Farmer Producer Organisations with SRIJAN

  • History of community oriented organisational forms in India
  • Value Chain & Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Introduction of Organic Cropping
  • Challenges of FPOs- Accountability, Sustainability & Inclusion 

Documentations

  • Thathera and Varak (sheet metal beating) | Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Bamboo Craft (furniture and basketry) |Dumka, Jharkhand
  • Meenakari and Jadai (jewellery) | Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Leather Craft - Shoe Making & Bahi Khata | Udaipuria (Jaipur), Rajasthan
  • Metal Casting - Statues & Jewellery | Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Natural Dying, Block Printing |Bagru & Sanganer, Rajasthan
  • Stone work and Pacchikari (Semi-Precious) Agra Stone Craft | Uttar Pradesh
  • Banana Leaves Basketry | Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
  • Sea Shells Items | Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
  • Brass Work | Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

Proficiency

Language- Hindi, English

Digital Photography - Outdoor, Documentary | Adobe Creative Suite - InDesign | Photoshop | Microsoft Office 

Material Hands on - Wood | Metal |Ceramics | Natural Grass | Stone | Leather | Paper | Plaster of Paris