Ramani Kalki N
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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: Fashion Institute of Technology
Major: Fashion Design

Ramani Kalki N

EDUCATION
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 3.6 GPA May 2020 Concentration Special Occasion
Academic Minors French and Art History
Associate in Applied Science Degree May 2018
Polimoda, Study Abroad, Florence, Italy August 2016 – May 2017
Concentration International Fashion Design
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Dean’s List
- Mental Health First Aid Certified
- LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Certified
- Participant of CFDA Scholarship 2019
SKILLS
- Design: Garment Construction, Draping, Patternmaking, Fashion Illustration, Knowledge on Textiles and trends, Spec Work
- Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Yunique PLM software, Spec Sheets, CAD for Fashion Design, CLO 3D Software
- Languages: Fluent in English, Tamil, Telugu, French (Conversational), Hindi (Conversational), Arabic (Reading and writing)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Kiki De Montparnasse, New York City, USA January 2020 – March 2020

Design Intern
- Created an organizational system for over 75+ garments from the labels extensive inventory from past collections.
- Drafted patterns to be sent out to in-studio factory to be made.
- Digitally rendered and illustrated 15+ flats and CADs with call-out details
- Sourced multiple decorative trims for the in-studio factory production.

Cucculelli Shaheen, New York City, USA January 2019 – January 2020

Design Intern
- Designed and illustrated over 13+ embroidery patterns and assisted in pattern placement of these designs, over 18+ designs made it to the final collection
- Digitally rendered over 17+ designs from previous collections
- Researched and combined 50+ images for upcoming collection
- Implemented an organizational system designed to better manage an extensive inventory of over 50+ different embroidery sample swatches
- Merchandised visual and store displays in the evening wear section of Bergdorf Goodman
Hamda Al Fahim Couture Studio, Abu Dhabi, UAE July 2018 – August 2018 Design Intern
- Invited by team to conceptualize and illustrate 16+ design sketches approved for upcoming collection
- Created presentation boards comprised of inspiration images and colour swatches for the design development of their upcoming collection
- Composed several colour stories and designed 7+ ombre effects for fabric dyeing, 5 ombre colour designs made it to the final collection
- Facilitated in drafting and designing corsets, developed 4+ prototypes and compiled a step-by-step instruction manual for corset construction
- Managed and organized Hamda Al Fahim social media coverage
Residential Life, On Campus, New York City, USA September 2018 – May 2020 Resident Assistant
- Oversaw and maintained relationships with over 35+ residents each academic year
- Planned a minimum of 10 programs per semester to educate residents on important issues and topics
- Established and created a sense of community to aid in the physical and emotional wellbeing of residents
- Lead by example with a positive attitude and possesses quick thinking in crisis situations
Office of International Student Services, On Campus, New York City, USA September 2018 – May 2020 Cultural Fellow
- Mentored and motivated over 20+ international students per semester to successful outcomes
- Facilitated learning dialogues among emerging leaders, inspiring them to reflect on their experiences and plan new ones
- Promoted a global educational experience through engagement and connection at multiple organized events throughout the academic year
- Initiated organizational change related to various international student concerns such as culture shock and homesickness
through observation, communication and execution