I am Sonal Gadre-Shintre, a professional graphic designer, reliable art director, and a lettering enthusiast.
My ideas, lifestyle and work ethic reflect the inspiration I draw from an ancient Sanskrit verse that defines visual storytelling as a combination of six strong pillars: form, proportion, expression, aesthetics, similitude and color scheme. After pursuing a degree in commercial art from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, I have spent my 20s exploring different dimensions of graphic designing in the event industry, environmental graphics, branding, advertising and digital media for a wide range of clients including start-ups, international corporations to real estate to fashion. Additionally, I have also worked for entertainment and non-profit organizations. I have worked in the leading companies like Wizcraft International, VGC-Vyas Giannetti Creative and Design Temple in Mumbai, India. In recent years, my inner creative thirst and curiosity guided me to a Typography course at School of Visual Arts, NYC and I designed my very own typeface called ‘Arch’. It added a new feather in my design armory. Now, with 9 years of prolific professional experience, I have evolved a lot in my craft by developing a clean and elegant design style with a contextual approach. I have been managing successful creative projects independently at all stages from brief, concept to implementation. While working at a non-profit organization called Artists for Peace and Justice in NYC, two of my projects won GDUSA’s American In-House Design Award 2017. I seek to bring out the soul of every project and create unique visual experiences that contribute to the contemporary movement of art and design.
Apart from my graphic designing skills, my qualities of attention to detail, clear communication, timely turnaround, team management and understanding of the bigger picture while working on a tiny part of the project has always pleased colleagues and clients. I am known for bringing exquisite lunch boxes and making my own afternoon coffee. When not working, I like to travel, spend time with family and friends, visit a museum or watch theater/ballet once in awhile, work on self-initiated lettering projects, cook healthy recipes and attend the yoga class once a week. So that is me- 50% creativity and 50% logic, which makes me a great creative problem solver!
Currently living in New Jersey, USA and working independently with clients from the USA and abroad.
+1 (650) 438 2480  |  gadresonal@gmail.com  |  7231 Riverside Station Blvd, Secaucus, 07094 NJ
Awards​​​​​​​
Project: Texarome | Category: Print-Stationary - IDA 2017 - Silver
May 2018  | 11th IDA Annual Awards - International Design Award™ 2017
Independent Client Project
Role: Graphic Designer & Art Director
Published on IDA website: https://idesignawards.com/winners/index.php
Project: http://www.sonalgadre.com/texarome-brand-identity
Project: Aaras Creations | Category: Branding and collaterals
Oct 2017  | GDUSA Winner 2017 | American Graphic Design Award 2017
Independent Client Project
Role: Graphic Designer & Art Director
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/gdusa-contest-winner?cc=agda17&ids=0|1602916&iy=&im=
Project: http://www.sonalgadre.com/aaras-creations
Project: APJ 2015 Festival Gala | Category: Brochure and Collaterals
May 2017  | Graphic Design USA American In-house Design Award 2017

Company: Artists for Peace & Justice
Role: Graphic Designer & Art Director
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/2017-american-inhouse-design-awards/aida17winner
Project: http://sonalgadre.com/apj-2015-festival-gala
Project: Fierce Creativity 2014 | Category: Catalog Design
May 2017  | Graphic Design USA American In-house Design Award Competition 2017

Company: Artists for Peace & Justice
Role: Graphic Designer & Art Director
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/2017-american-inhouse-design-awards/aida17winner
Project: http://sonalgadre.com/fierce-creativity
Furniturewalla | STRATEGIC BRAND IDENTITY
2012  | 1ST RUNNER UP | Designomics Awards 2012

Company: VGC - Vyas Giannetti Creative
Role: Graphic Designer
Award: http://www.designomics.in/awards-2012.aspx
Project: http://www.sonalgadre.com/furniturewalla
House of Hiranandani | STRATEGIC BRAND IDENTITY
2012  | Winner | Designomics Awards 2012

Company: VGC - Vyas Giannetti Creative
Role: Graphic Designer
Award: http://www.designomics.in/awards-2012.aspx
Project: https://www.behance.net/gallery/4446197/House-of-Hiranandani
J L Morison’s Baby Dreams | Packaging
|2012  | Winner | Designomics Award 2012

Company: VGC - Vyas Giannetti Creative
Role: Graphic Designer
Award: http://www.designomics.in/awards-2012.aspx
Project: http://www.sonalgadre.com/jlmorisons-baby-dreams




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