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Disha

Kaushal
Design . Strategy . Research

dishakaushal0106@gmail.com
+919621754645/ 0522-2397861
in.linkedin.com/in/dishakaushal

About
I am a design professional with a varied work experience in the areas of Fashion, Communication & Interaction Design. I hail from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow and having been brought up
here, it is a strong part of my identity. Being constantly stirred by the happenings in my social
environment I like to express myself through blogging, microblogging, poetry and the visual
arts. For over an year now I have been working in digital domain and analysing the changing
social media trends is of great interest to me. At present I am doing a study on the evolution of
social media interactions across different age groups in India.

Education
Post Graduation - 2010 - 2012
Strategic Design Management at National Institute of Design (NID)
Graduation - 2006-2010
Communication Design from NIFT, Mumbai

Area of expertise
Strategy & Experience Design
Design Research
Digital Trend Analysis & Forecasting
Product Planning & Feature Design
iOS - Experience & Interactions

Experience
Visiting Faculty at NIFT Kolkata (August 2014)
Took Guest lectures in Fashion Communication Department for semester 3 students in 3 core
subjects; namely Graphic Design, Visual Merchandising and Design Methodology
Independent Design Consultant (June 2014 - Present)
Worked with Klein Design Research (www.kleindr.com) on a formative design research schedule for Sesame Workshops India. The project was about identifying the appeal of certain
games for children in the age groups 4-6 & 6-8 years. My role involved research planning,
execution, coding research data, analysis, and documentation with infographics.
I have even undertaken other minor design projects with MixOrg, New Delhi. (www.
mixorg.com)

The project also got featured in major newspapers. and core responsibilities included: Conceptualization of the Core Idea of the Product User research – Desk and Field Market Research and Data Analytics Concept planning for the product features Requirement Analysis & Specification Platform Analysis for Login. retail and lifestyle industries. with special attention to Odd Jobs & development of skills sector . which was conceived and executed within NID PG campus. The team worked extensively by extracting news. Pune (April-June 2011) Forecasting Mega Social Trends for the year 2012. Tania Jain.com +919621754645 Design Strategist at Global Delight (January 2013 . coming up with a range of Color. .Developing new business initiatives .involved looking for newer ways to improve user experience and offer additional services using the company's present strengths of web and callbased service offerings. Strategy . The team comprised of Ankur Gupta. Research dishakaushal0106@gmail. core responsibilities included . where I presented the concept of an on-campus re-use store called ‘Pitara. qualitative insights and collecting statistics to substantiate cues..Experience Design & Information Architecture for the company’s iOS app Intern at Onio Design. App visualization Positioning. Worked closely with founder and principal designer. Promotions & Updates Planning Creating and Managing social media content on Twitter. Tumblr & Facebook App Honours while at Global Delight AppStore New & Noteworthy.May 2014) For the iOS based software start-up. Ahmedabad.Disha Kaushal Design . video-based social app (unreleased). worked as a 2 member strong Design Strategy & Product Planning team. Akshata Malhotra and myself. connections and the conviction to suggest mega social themes which are translated in the fashion. Design Consultant at Just Dial (Jan-September 2012) Worked closely with top management in envisioning and planning for future projects as the company is a major expansion phase. Finishes for products. Material. Paper Presentation at Desis-India International Symposium on Service Design (January 2012) The symposium was held in the National Institute of Design. an accessible learning toolset for visually challenged kids. Staff Picks DemoIndia 2013 Viewer’s Choice Content Creation at Fittle (Aug-September 2013) Actively involved in content creation for Fittle.

Industrial Design National Institute of Design.Art Team at Grazia India (Jan-May 2010) Content Researcher & Graphic Designer at the Indian edition of the Italian Fashion Magazine published through World Wide Media. Strategy .Disha Kaushal Design . sole Graphic Designer & Researcher for first 3 issues Internship at Pantaloons India Pvt. Ltd.com Contact Mrs.edu . Vivek Khand. a supplement for Worldwide Media. Disha Kaushal C/o Mr. TOI Mumbai Graduation Project at Popley PURE (Jan. point-of-sale kiosks and outdoor hoarding placements.226010 Phone: 0522-2397861 Mr. Research dishakaushal0106@gmail.Sep 2010) Designed and launched Popley PURE. Ahmedabad Phone: +919825633605 Email: shashank@nid. (June 2008) Planning & Design of Visual Merchanding & Outdoor Promotions for End of Season Sale . in-store displays. Shashank Mehta Principal Faculty. Near Universal Book Depot Gomti Nagar. Manoj Kothari Founder-Director Onio Design Onio Design Pune Phone: +919890917457 Email: manoj@oniodesign.com +919621754645 Creative. Knowledge of Software Adobe Indesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop CorelDraw MS Office Interests Creative Writing Social Commentary Poetry Netnography Networking References Mr. Aseem Srivastava 2/417. Designed & Executed window displays. Lucknow .