Sonal Gadre-Shintre is an award-winning graphic designer and founder of Kalakatta Design Studio. Kalakatta has been serving a wide range of clients in real estate, luxury perfumes, hospitality and the technology industry. As a visual story-teller; she helps brands achieve their goals with impactful creative solutions delivered in her thought-driven minimalist design style. Her work encompasses brand identity, websites, print and digital designs, packaging, and event graphics. She is skilled at conjuring striking typography that is notably eye-catching. Sonal loves to travel, experience local cultures and indulge in photography. Nature is her biggest inspiration. She is plugged into the latest design trends and always catches the pulse of the client to convey a meaningful story through her on-point creativity.
Before starting her own venture, Sonal worked for 15 years for agencies and design studios in India and the USA on projects for a wide range of global clients in real estate, FMCG, pharma, fashion, entertainment and non-profit industry including Johnson & Johnson, Cushman & Wakefield, Unilever, P&G, PepsiCo, Grazia, Aditya Birla Group, and Artists for Peace and Justice. She has also created graphics for grand events at Pre-Oscar, Toronto Film Festival, South Asian Excellence and IIFA – Indian International Film Academy. Sonal has won various awards from GDUSA – American Graphic Design Awards and IDA – International Design Awards.
She lives and works in Bridgewater, New Jersey serving clients in the USA, India, Europe & Middle East. When not working, Sonal likes to travel. Nature is her biggest inspiration. In recent years, she has developed a huge interest in yoga and aim to do Surya Namaskaras (Sun Salutations) daily with her husband and 4-year-old son.