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Gauravi Mittal

Indian Craft & its Livelihood Facilitator 

Project Experiences

Independent Research Project (2 Months)

       On Beneficiary Impact Analysis of 'Design & Technical Development Works at the Office of Development Commissioner of         Handicrafts (DCH), Under Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.

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

       As Senior Student Research Associate working on building of 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.

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

        Dumka, Jharkhand

        Understanding the Social Organisation Structure 

        Study of local craft practices - Bamboo Basketry & Water Stones

        Product range designed of bathroom accessories set 

Diploma Project at Zikwa, New Delhi  (6 Months)

        Designed wide range of Ceramic Tableware

        Ceiling Light made in Cane for TATA  Housing (Client), DLF Properties

        Interiors of Zikwa's Studio & Store, Shahpurajat 

Industrial Internship at Dileep Industries Pvt. Ltd. (2 Months)

         Jaipur, Rajasthan

        Designed door hardware in ceramics, metal and wood

Photography & Study of Fresco (2 Weeks)

        Of Shekhawati region for Mumbai International Airport Project Ltd.

        Under the guidance of Dr. Jyotindra Jain, Art & Culture Historian 

Visual Merchandising at Pravasiya Bharatiya Divas 2012 (4 Weeks)

        For Forhex at Jaipur

        Under the guidance of Ayush Kasliwal (Anantaya Studio)

Craft Technique- Research & Documentation (2 Weeks)

        Damascus and Koftgari, Udaipur (Rajasthan)

Field Immersion at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (2 Weeks)

        Observing Village, villagers & their existence

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

        As part of curriculum at Azim Premji University

Work History

Dec 2014Jun 2015

Craft Cluster Developer & Product Designer

NCDPD, Ministry Of Textiles, New Delhi

Cluster Identification| Process Documentation| Market Research| Product Design| Prototyping

With team of a state awarded, 30 skilled & unskilled craftsman 

Bidri Metalwork| Bidar, Karnataka

Brass Metalwork| Moradabad, U.P.

Oct 2014Dec 2014

Freelance Product Designer

TabIndia, Jaipur |Head Branch- Bangalore

Designed handmade tiles inspired by Blue Pottery, Sanganer (Jaipur)



M.A. In Development

Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Student of Livelihood Specialization | M.A. in Development


Diploma in Craft & Design

Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur

Specialization in Materials- Wood, Metal & Stone


Bachelors In Arts

University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

English Literature, Public Administration & Sociology


Secondary & Higher

Subodh Public School, Jaipur

Craft Cluster Documentation | Visits

Damascus and Koftgari | Udaipur, Rajasthan

Thathera and Varak (sheet metal beating) | Jaipur, Rajasthan

Shekhawati Frescos through photography | Mandana, Southern 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

Bidri Work |Bidar, Karnataka

Sea Shells Items | Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Brass Work | Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh


Language- Hindi, English, Marwari (Shekhawati)

Skill Development Training | Research & Development | Visual Conceptualization | History & Mythology of Crafts |Ergonomics | Elements of Design

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