Ankur Chakraborty

Ankur Chakraborty

Ankur Chakraborty's Portfolio

Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Present

Design Intern

A and G Rock'n Roll Couture
  • Spearheading creation of new brands within design department by Trend Analysis/Market Research under designer supervision.
  • Extensive graphic design work using Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Categorizing merchandise by story and color scheme.
  • Facilitating teamwork to maximize efficiency of order processing.
  • Assist in office administrative works.
Apr 2007 - Mar 2008

Designer

Rosy Loves

As a head fashion designer for Rosy Loves, in Los Angeles, I designed and worked directly with the manufacturers located in China, Pakistan and Bangladesh. My fluency in English, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu facilitated communication and relations with South Asia. I drew fashion and technical flat sketches both by hand and using illustrator. I learned a great deal in a fast-paced and challenging environment related to overseeing international production and cross-cultural communications.

  • Spearheaded creation of new brands within design department by Trend Analysis/Market Research/Buying samples
  • Maintained and administered global client correspondence and supervision of manufacture and shipment
  • Prepared company presentations.
  • Technical flats/Fashion Illustrations/Merchandising pages
  • Sit for fittings with the technical designer.
  • Categorized merchandise by story and color scheme.
  • Facilitated teamwork to maximize efficiency of order processing.
Oct 2006 - Dec 2006

Public Relations Intern

Nancy Lucas PR

Promoted high end,luxury branded products to clients. Administrative work.

Jan 2000 - Jan 2003

Freelance Designer

Chirala Handlooms (P) Ltd

As a freelance designer for Chirala Handlooms I had the opportunity to manage almost two thousand skilled loom weavers along with the management team of the company. This allowed me to interact with people from various walks of life while interpreting the mission of the company to them. I communicated the demands of our clients to our manufacturers and weavers clearly and precisely, helping us boost the productivity and efficiency of the company and reach annual objectives

  • Promoted branded products to clients.
  • Administrative; Developed and branded textiles with the management team.
  • Created theme boards for presentation.
  • Technical flats/Fashion Illustrations/Merchandising pages
  • Oversaw almost 2000 skilled loom workers and management teams in creation of new woven fabric samples.
  • Designed ethnic Indian western influenced garments.
Jan 1999 - Jan 2003

Consultant/Designer

Vidyasagar Designs/Design School

During nearly four years as a consultant and a designer for Vidyasagar Designs I worked closely with the design team and the manufacturing team to get the work completed timely and efficiently. I had an opportunity to work directly with the marketing departments to figure out creative ways to enhance the brand image. My hand on experience in the sales department made me realize which products were in more demand and which needed more attention to detail. I was actively involved in coming up with strategies keeping in mind our competitive advantages and competitive scope in the market. This also involved indirect interaction with high profile customers explaining the current season in fashion selling the designs successfully. Skills:

  • Technical flats/Fashion Illustrations/Merchandising pages
  • Conducted trend research and developed seasonal designs.
  • Oversaw preliminary development of the "Vidyasagar" brand with the head designer, trend analyst, and manufacturers.
  • Managing productivity of handloom workers to maximize efficiency.

Education

Education
2008 - 2009

Bachelor of Science

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
2005 - 2007

Associates

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
2003 - 2004

Diploma

NIFT / National Institute of Fashion Technology
2003 - 2003

Diploma

SISI and NIFT, India. 2003 SISI /

Skills

Skills

SKILLS

    Creative and analytical thinker. Strategic problem-solver. Market researcher. Motivated team leader. Understanding of the Creative Design Process and Line Development Technical Flat Sketching Ability and Illustration Cost, Spec and Line Sheet Preparation / Sourcing Fabric and Trim Knowledge of CAD - Photoshop & Illustrator Basic Draping/Fitting and Pattern Drafting Skills/ Sewing Capabilities Basic Grading, Marking and Cutting Skills – Gerber and Manual Proficient in Microsoft Office for both PC & MAC Illustration of fashion figures Sourcing fabric and trim Sewing capabilities  

Summary

A creative, confident, self-motivated and an enthusiastic fashion designer. 

Objective

 An objective to play a leading role in analyzing information by using creative and strategic approach to come up with clear and simple solutions.

Interest

Sketching, trend analysis,swimming,indoor and outdoor biking, socializing, professional networking,international travelling, trying out various cuisines, wine tasting,charity events,listening to eclectic music.

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