News & Events

27-Jul-2017

Alumni Panel Session by Arch Academy of Design

At the "Alumni Panel Session" we invited our established and well known alumni from the field of Fashion, Interior, and Jewelry Design. The speakers shared their journey talking about their challenges and successes.

They also shared valuable insights on:

-Importance of classroom learning

-Importance of Industry exposure through various projects and internship

-Importance of manual drawing over the knowledge of any software -Ability to work on any level

-How first few years of job or work shape your career Our esteemed speakers included:

Harshad Jain (Fashion Design 2011-13 Batch): Harshad started the brand 'Yukti' in 2015 and has been showing constant growth since then. The brand has recently tied up with Reliance and retails through its own online platform. He is also the Director of his family business Paraskamal, a women's wear brand that retails through Fab India, Ethnicity, Shopper's Stop, Hyper City, Arvind, and Lifestyle.

Aditi Patel (Jewelry Design):Aditi had completed her Design Course at Arch Academy of Design in 2013 and has been working with Amrapali Jewellers since then. She is associated with Legent, which is the international division of Amrapali. Aditi undertakes production merchandising with her current organisation. Her interest areas are customer understanding and design.

Kirit Singhvi (Interior Design):Kirit completed Interior Design from Arch Academy of Design in 2006 and started as an entrepreneur. As his professional experience grew, he got into a job that gave him the opportunity to work with technical buildings with Pyrotech Workspace, which exposed him to working in complex spaces. Then, he moved on to luxury interiors with Sleek International.

The above mentioned established alumni shared without students amazing insights that would go a long way in helping them build a great career.

Design Education in the New Normal

in conversation with : Prof. Pradyumna Vyas

Former Director, National Institute of Design (NID)

Sustainable Luxury in the Jewellery Industry

in conversation with : Katrina Perez

Celebrity Jewelry Blogger and Journalist, London (UK)

Design for Transforming the Future

in conversation with : Alok B. Nandi

Director, Spread Design & Architempo Past President –IxDA