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Shirin Salwan

About Me

Art Director

Email: Call: +91 9687612150 Date of birth: 5th November, 1986

Always sketching and scribbling poems at the back of my notebook sitting in class on the last bench, whacky ideas find their way into my head effortlessly almost all the time. A creative solution to drab problems is my forte; words and visuals are my tools. Crafting Creative Communications Mudra Institute of Communications,Ahmedabad 2010


Bachelors of Fashion Technology National Institute of Fashion Technology(NIFT), Hyderabad 2008 12th Level Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) GMSSS/16, Chandigarh 2004 10th Level Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh 2002

Work Experience

Worked as a Visual Merchandiser at Raymond Apparel Limited,Thane for one and a half years. Handled pan India design and execution of window and instore communication for brands Parx and Raymond Premium Apparel.


• Represented Chandigarh, U.T in All India Youth Conference held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi with President A.P.J Abdul Kalam. • Bronze medal (third position) in 5th All India Camlin Color Contest 1997. • Won third prize in debate competition organized by National Entrepreneur Network. • Distinction in English in International Competition for Schools conducted by University of New South Wales 1997-1998. • First prize in All India Essay writing competition organized by the Government of India on the occasion of Independence day.


Cluster Internship (October 2006) Kalamkari Hand Block Printing Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh Textile Internship (May-July 2006) Arvind Mills Ahmedabad, Gujrat

Garment Industry Internship (May-July 2007) ‘Reduction of wastages in cutting and spreading’ at Shahi Exports Faridabad, Delhi


Garment Construction Creation of garment line and visual display on theme ‘Flamenco Fiesta’ Integrated Term Project Extensive research and documentation on LYCRA fabric Graduating project (February-May 2008) ‘Increasing sales through store layout and planogramming strategies’ at Shoppers’ Stop, Bangalore




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• Participated and won various debates, extempore and elocution contests at school and college level. • Participated and won in cricket and group dance in spectrum 2007. • Active member of literary club. • Represented NIFT, Hyderabad in MTV Style Showdown and won 2nd position in 2005 and 1st position in 2007. Lead a team of 10 members and won 3 lakh cash for the college. Conceptualized theme based costumes, props and stage set up. • Participated in various fashion shows and events at college and state level. • Helped in raising funds for St.Louis Orchestra for the blind for the relief and rehabilitation of the blind. • • • •

Trained in classical dance (Kathak and Bharatnatyam). Trained in judo karate (brown belt). Active member of Blue Cross organization. Hobbies include reading, writing poetry, sketching, photography and organizing events.

• Trained in MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Corel draw and Illustrator. • Have knowledge of elements of design, garment construction, pattern making with subjects like Fashion Merchandising and Management for an understanding of the current market trends and merchandising functions. • Understanding of plant layout and basics of architecture. • Geometry and engineering drawing skills • Hard working, consistent and always keen on learning new concepts and ideas. Available upon request.

House No.66 / Sector 16A, Chandigarh - 160015, UT.

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