Master of Design (M.Des.) in Knitwear Design. NIFT - National Institute of Fashion Technology.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.): Drawing & Painting (Hons.); English. Banasthali Vidyapith (Banasthali University).
Dr. Seema Kumar is an Artist-Designer with versatile work experience. She has industry experience in the fashion and apparel sector working with established brands, reputed buying agencies, export houses, movies and ad films. She then moved on to the higher education sector teaching UG/PG level, academics, research and writing. Originally an Artist-Designer from India, she currently resides in Greater Atlanta Area, Georgia, USA.
She has art and design education and work experience. Ph.D. (Design), Master of Design (M.Des.), Bachelor's Degree in Drawing and Painting (Hons.) and English; 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 and is currently an independent Artist and freelance designer. She is a published author of poetry books, articles and is working on research publications.
She started her career as a Designer in fashion and apparel industry in Mumbai, India, after completing her post graduation in Knitwear Design from NIFT, Mumbai. After the action-packed years in the industry, she joined fashion/ apparel design institutes and taught drawing, illustration, art, design, merchandising, graphic and vector illustration related courses at graduate and postgraduate level, while pursuing her passion for art and design.
Over the years, diverse array of design and product development concepts, product categories, mediums, and design tools – in jobs, as well as a freelancer and entrepreneur. She has experience in both digital and manual mediums of art and design. Some of her key skills inrawing, painting, graphics for garments, graphic design for print, websites, illustration by hand, vector illustration and digital image editing. Out of her curiosity to learn and upgrade her knowledge, she is exploring UX/ UI design.
As a professional designer, she has successfully executed design, product development and consultancy projects for export houses, buying houses, international design entrepreneurs and NGOs; costume design for ad films and commercial film, and has keen interest in research and writing. Her broader work experience includes managerial, entrepreneurial and faculty positions, all of which also involved writing and people management.
She has taught art, drawing, design, illustration, world art, graphic 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 Sportswear, Linmark International (HK) Ltd., Malwa Industries Ltd, Nufab India Ltd.
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