My name is Nishi Singh, I am postgraduate in textile crafts &  design. I specialize in surface designs and techniques, print design is my one of the favorite subject. I have done projects on handcrafted western casual wear & Indian Ethnic  cum contemporary designs for retail and export market. 

I also work in sustainable livelihoods program, where I motivate artisans to continue with their traditional craft skills  and con-temporize their handicrafts products  as per modern need.  

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Key Specialization: Surface
Design conceptualization, surface treatments, techniques & color compositions.
Practicing Surface designing: by using print design, embroidery design, texture development, fabric manipulation, appliqué and patchwork, trim and mixed material, etc.

2009-2010   Presently working as Craft designer for Dastkari Haat Samiti, New Delhi
Designing Textile craft Products for Jaya Jaitly‘s Craft Shop “Dastkari Haat” and  bazaars at Delhi

2009           International design project in Banaras on Brocade fabric, 15 days
Crafted contemporary Apparel and furnishings line: designing & marketing

2009           Development worker for Skill Share International, 6 months
All over India based projects for group of NGOs as design & marketing consultant
Crafts: Knitting, Beaded Jewellery, Lambadi embroidery

Jan2009      Uniform design for Nalli Next, Bangalore, 2 weeks
                    Print design as surface on crepe silk sari for new Nalli sari store.

2008-09      Govt. Handloom Project for BISWA an NGO, Orissa, 6 months                  Crafted Apparel line SS’ 2009 for an NGO including design development,
                 targeting Indian retail market.
                 Craft : Ikat , hand embroidery
2008          Western Apparel Project for Pink City Export, 3 months
                 Handcrafted  Apparel leisure wear SS’ 2009 targeting US and Europe market.    Collection displayed at IIGHF Noida, 2008
                 Craft : Crochet, embroidery, ikat, blockprint
2008                  D.C. Handicrafts Design workshop for NGO: LRR Foundation, Delhi, 2 weeks
Bags and cushions cover designs for SS’ 08 targeting Indian market.
Craft: hand embroidery & Surface techniques.

International Nettle Fiber workshop for an NGO: FWEAN, Nepal, 1 week
Training workshop on Weaving designing to traditional weavers
Teaching Theme based collection designing for home furnishings & fashion
accessories to women Entrepreneurs.
Craft: Surface decorations and embroidery

2007-08      Retail Apparel Project for K2K Design, New Delhi, 8 months
                     Indian contemporary’ Apparel line SS’ 2008 ready to wear using various Surface         techniques & crafts targeting Indian Retail market.
                 Crafts : Applique, hand embroidery, Fabric manipulation, handloom fabric, bead craft,   other craft techniques.

2007             Quilt design for IHF export company, Panipat, 6 weeks                   
                        Quilt design selected for autumn winter’ 08, US catalogue for country designs                              story: Stained glass.
                        Craft: Patch Work
                   Handmade Paper Products for V. I. export company, Jaipur, 2 weeks     
Gift Items & accessories Collection using surface designs for an International Fair “Paper world”08, Germany.
Crafts: Block Print & Screen Print

2002- 04       Indian Ethnic wear for Mahak label, Noida, 1 year                                         
                   Salwar Kameez & Sarees collection designs, Apparel displayed at Lifestyle                 store, Gurgaon.
                        Surface: Emb. & Block print

Home furnishings design for IHF export company, Panipat, 1 year  
                        Kitchen linen collection in country designs A/W ‘04 prepared for USA catalogue
                   Surface: embroidery, screen print.

                   D.C. Handloom Project for a Design studio, New Delhi, 3 months
                        Home furnishings story based collection using chattisgarh traditional motifs
                   Craft: weaving

                        Lamp design project for Vansh exports, New Delhi, 6 weeks                      
                        Lamp and shade design targeting International market. Lamp displayed at                                     IIGHF, New Delhi.    
                   Surface: machine Emb. & Screen printing
                    Home accessories for Shalimar exports, New Delhi, 2 months
                        Desk top accessory story based collection targeting International market. Product                          displayed at IIGHF, New Delhi        
                   Craft: Folk embroidery

2000- 01     Indian ethnic wear for Shrujan an NGO, Bhujodi village, Kutch, 1year       
Indian ethnic wear using contemporary embroidery designs & marketing.
                  Garments marketed all over India.
                  Crafts: Aahir, Sodha, Aari, Soofi embroideries and developed traditional Kutch motifs                     for embroidery, appliqué.

1998-99        Indian ethnic wear for Pragati clothing, New Delhi, 2 years
                    Developed embroidery designs for salwar kameez targeting Indian market.
                   Surface: machine embroidery  

1996-98        Indian ethnic wear for Baby Doll Boutique, New Delhi, 3 years
          Developed embroidery designs for salwar kameez targeting Indian market.               Surface: hand & machine embroidery

Professional Qualifications

2004-07        Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur
                             3 Years Post Graduate Diploma in Crafts & Design: Textiles

                   Govt organized Workshops:
                   Lahariya, Block prints, Batik, Mix material, Blue pottery, Fresco, Leather craft

                   Design Projects:        

                   Fashion show           “Rural Livelihood”, sponsored World Bank'
                   Weaving                  Home furnishings: bed room collection
                   Print Design             Surfaces for Apparel
                   Garment Design        Western wear
                   Leather                    Home Accessory

                   NGO Training: 2006, Dastkari Haat Samiti an NGO, New Delhi
                   Craft:  Appliqué and hand embroidery for designing hand Bags
                   Industrial training: 2006
                   SPL India Ltd, an Export house, Faridabad

2003             National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

3 months Certificate Program in “Textiles for Home fashions and Apparel” from 0ct’03 –Jan’04

1993 - 94      J.D. Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi

                   1year Diploma as Introduction to Fashion designing and Technology

Empanelled as a Designer: National & International Craft Agencies

  • Development Commissioner Handicrafts, ministry of textiles in embroidery and textile crafts
Reg. No. 3/1(46)/Designers/2005-06/NR/11972
  • Development Commissioner Handloom, ministry of textiles
  • NCJD, Govt. of India, ministry of textiles
  • Dastkari Haat Samiti New Delhi
  • Craft Organizations, Nepal
  • Craft Agencies, Govt. of Rajasthan, Ministry of Textiles.

Hand Skills:
Sketching, drawings, weaving, hand embroideries, fabric manipulation, texture development, tie dyes, block printing, batik, Terracotta
Computer Skills:
Adobe Photoshop, Power point, Publisher, Coral draw (familiar), MS Word, Internet