Profile

 Education 

Work Experience
Dr. Seema Kumar is an Artist-Designer with versatile work experience of more than 17 years – over 8 years in the fashion and apparel sector working with established brands, reputed buying agencies, export houses, and films; another over 8 years in academics, higher education (teaching UG/PG level), research and writing. Originally an Artist-Designer from India, she currently resides in Greater Atlanta Area, GA, USA.

Graduate with Drawing and Painting (
Honours) and English; postgraduate in design (Master of Design - M.Des.), a state level award winning art student, she is 
passionate about art, design and writing. She has been a state level award winning visual art student during Graduation and is currently an independent Artist and freelance designer. She is a published author of poetry books, articles and research publications. 

She started her career in the year 2000 as a Designer in fashion and apparel industry in Mumbai, India, after completing her post graduation in Knitwear Design from NIFT, Mumbai. After eight action-packed years in the industry, in the year 2008, she joined fashion/ apparel design institutes and taught drawing, illustration, art, design, merchandising, and vector illustration related subjects at graduate and postgraduate level for about another eight years, while pursuing her passion for art and design.  
 

Over the years, apart from her own keen interest, her broader work experience in managerial, entrepreneurial and faculty positions also included writing, as well as working 
with a diverse array of design and product development concepts, product categories, mediums, and design tools – in jobs, as well as a freelancer and entrepreneur. She is experienced with both digital and manual mediums of drawing, painting, graphics for garments, graphic design for print and websites, illustration by hand, vector illustration and digital image editing. 

As a professional designer, she has successfully executed design, product development and consultancy projects for export houses, buying houses and NGOs; costume design for ad films and commercial film, and has keen interest in research and writing. 

She has taught art, drawing, design, illustration, world art, and merchandising related subjects as Associate Professor at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), India, 
in the Department of Fashion Design (2013-2016). Some of her past employers are Institute of Apparel Management (under the aegis of AEPC)Triburg SportswearLinmark International (HK) Ltd.Malwa Industries LtdNufab India Ltd.

For more details regarding her professional profile, please email to: 

mail.seemakumar@gmail.com  |  sk@seemakumar.in