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Dr Devabrata Paramanik 

Teaching Fellow Fashion Design (Dalian)

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Dr Devabrata Paramanik is Teaching Fellow Fashion Design (Dalian) within Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton.

Dr. Dev Paramanik is an alumnus of prestigious Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, India (1997), and Nottingham Trent University, U.K (2003- 2012). In 1999, Dev joined Pearl Academy of Fashion’s department of Fashion and Textile Design as a Lecturer to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Apart from teaching, he was given opportunity to work on a variety of consultancy projects for the Indian Export Industry. During his tenure, he established, Pearl Design Studio and successfully served as a design consultant to the large textile export market. During his tenure in Pearl Design Studio he extended his textile design knowledge to work on graphic design projects and corporate branding. Following the success of Pearl Design Studio, He was offered a faculty exchange program with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 2003-04.


He achieved his Master’s with Distinction in Textile Design and Innovation in 2006 from Nottingham Trent University. After his Master’s he was offered an opportunity to work by Kjaer Global Ltd., a future trend forecasting company in London. While working for them on global trends he was able to work on a project with mobile manufacturing company Nokia. Later Devabrata Paramanik achieved Nottingham Trent University’s Vice Chancellors Award and completed his full time doctoral research in 2013. His doctoral thesis is titled, “Gestural Patterns: a new method of printed textile design using motion capture technology” He developed a new method, Hybrid Printing System (HPS) to explore digital craft approaches to create surface patterns for printed textile design. This novel method of creating 'handcrafted' prints is a result of the integration of two technologies such as motion-capture (MOCAP) and digital textile printing (DTP).' During his doctoral research he was offered various teaching and mentoring opportunities to work with Bachelors and Masters students in Nottingham Trent University.


As a scholar he has published and presented in recognised International conferences such as Create 10, the interaction design conference, Napier University, Edinburgh (2010), International Conference on Smart Design, Nottingham Trent University (2011), 15th International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), Belfast, Northern Ireland (2009), Futurescan: Mapping the Territory, Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses Conference, University of Liverpool (2009), “Capturing Rhythm and Space” Exhibition, in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, (2009), Futurotextiel Conference 08: 2nd International Scientific Conference 'Textiles of the Future', Kortrijk, Belgium (2008), 11th Generative Art 2008 Conference, Polytechnico di Milano, Milan, Italy (2008). Apart from his scholarly achievements Dr. Paramanik has taught in various well recognised institutions such as National Institute of Fashion Technology, India, Raffles Universities and was appointed as external examiner by University Technolgi MARA, Malaysia in 2013.

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Dr Devabrata Paramanik
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Park Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 8DL United Kingdom
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