Advisory Board Member
With over 18 years of industry and education experience in Design, Shalini has worked in the domains of Textiles, Fashion, Exhibition &Graphics, Events and Education.
A large part of her consulting and job career has been dedicated to introducing and implementing Design thinking, strategy and process in the Textile, Exhibition and Retail industry.>
Over the last five years, as a Trend expert, she has worked to translate and mediate between social / societal information and the visual and colour information, to identify emerging patterns and trend directions for coming seasons. As a Textile designer, she has been designing and developing interior textile and lifestyle accessory collections for exports, retail, show flats and contract.
She has been involved with the Apparel Export Promotion Council, sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles, GOI, as she spearheads the newly envisaged AEPC Innovation and Incubation centre as well as the Design cell for design of all their national/ international B2B exhibitions and events, their branding, signage and collaterals etc.
She has tried to bring all this industry learning into classrooms and student projects through her passionate role as an educator. In her endeavour to introduce design and creative thinking to a younger audience, she has worked extensively with school children as well.