Sonal Gadre-Shintre is a graphic designer and founder of Kalakatta Design Studio. She likes to call herself a visual storyteller! Through her critical design process, she helps brand leaders create impactful brand stories that achieve their business goals. 
Sonal holds a degree in Commercial Arts. With more than a decade of prolific experience, she has touched upon every vertical of graphic design services and won various awards from GDUSA - American Graphic Design and IDA - International Design Award. Her work encompasses brand identity, website designs, print-digital collaterals, packaging designs, events-exhibition graphics, and many more. 
She lives and works in Bridgewater, New Jersey serving clients in the USA, India, Europe & Middle East. She takes projects from individual clients as well as agencies and design studios. 
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.
AWARDS
1. 2022 GDUSA Package Design Award | Project: Frio Collection | Category: Luxury Brands
Designer: Sonal Shintre | Agency: Kalākattā Design Studio
Project: https://kalakatta.studio/frio-collection-perfume-logo-packaging
2. 2020 GDUSA Graphic Design Award | Project: 25 Collection logos for PID Floors | Category: Logos & Symbols
Designer: Sonal Shintre | Agency: Kalākattā Design Studio
Project: https://kalakatta.studio/25-collection-logos-for-pid-floors
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/gdusa-contest-winner?cc=agda20&ids=0%7C11379%7C11651&iy=&im=
3. 2020 GDUSA Graphic Design Award | Project: Mr. Patrick Carroll | Category: Branding + Identity Programs
Agency: Alpine Creative Group | Graphic Designer: Sonal Gadre-Shintre | Brand Manager: Steve Paster
Project: https://kalakatta.studio/personal-brand-identity-patrick-carroll
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/gdusa-contest-winner?cc=agda20&ids=0|11286&iy=&im=
4. 2020 GDUSA Graphic Design Award | Project: Kalākattā Design Studio | Category: Poster design
Designer: Sonal Shintre | Agency: Kalākattā Design Studio
Project: https://kalakatta.studio/kalakatta-design-studio
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/gdusa-contest-winner?cc=agda20&ids=0%7C11379%7C11651&iy=&im=
5. 2018 GDUSA Inhouse Design Award | Project: Riverfront SQ | Category: Map Brochure
Company: Cushman & Wakefield | Designer: Sonal Shintre
Project: http://sonalgadre.com/riverfront-sq-map-brochure
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/gdusa-contest-winner?cc=aida18&ids=0|112120|112121|112532&iy=2018&im=08
6. 11th IDA Annual Awards 2017 - Silver | Project: Texarome | Category: Print-Stationary
Independent Client Project | Designer: Sonal Shintre
Published on IDA 2017 - Winner's list: https://idesignawards.com/winners/index.php
Project: http://www.sonalgadre.com/texarome-brand-identity
7. 2017 GDUSA Graphic Design Award | Project: Aaras Creations | Category: Branding & collaterals
Independent Client Project | Designer: Sonal Shintre
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
8. 2017 GDUSA Inhouse Design Award | Project: APJ 2015 Festival Gala | Category: Brochure & Collaterals
Company: Artists for Peace & Justice | Designer: Sonal Shintre
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/2017-american-inhouse-design-awards/aida17winner
Project: http://sonalgadre.com/apj-2015-festival-gala
9. 2017 GDUSA Inhouse Design Award | Project: Fierce Creativity 2014 | Category: Catalog Design
Company: Artists for Peace & Justice | Designer: Sonal Shintre
Published on GDUSA Website: http://contests.gdusa.com/2017-american-inhouse-design-awards/aida17winner
Project: http://sonalgadre.com/fierce-creativity
MEDIA
• The article published at GDUSA News Blog: https://gdusa.com/news/fresh/25-logos-in-25-weeks
• The article published at Medium: https://medium.com/@gadresonal/25-logos-in-25-weeks-6f25179b76b6
• The company name and information featured at BlueVine Holiday News Article: https://www.bluevine.com/blog/bluevine-small-business-holiday-gift-guide/
• Designer credit in the newspaper: H4 Visa-A curse, USA | Poster
H4 Visa is a dependent visa with no work permit. I designed a poster to bring awareness about the cause as I was also sailing the same boat. Someone has said- "A picture is worth a thousand words." The Poster conveyed the message very well! A Facebook community (H4 Visa- A Curse) which is fighting for the same cause, got it published in Washington Post and South Asian Times!
South Asian Times: Vol 6 Issue 28 Nov 2-8, 2013 | Page no.14 - H4 Golden Cage and Page no.15- My hands are tied. http://thesouthasiantimes.info/index.php?param=epaper
Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/09/spouses-of-high-skilled-immigrants-arent-allowed-to-work-thats-finally-changing/ The header image for a Facebook group for H-4 visa holders. (Sonal Gadre)
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