Graphic Designer, Creative Director & Founder

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. 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 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

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The word 'KALĀKATTĀ' means 'a platform for art' in Marathi, one of the native languages in India. We collaborate with a team of talented copywriters, illustrators, typographers, printers, and web programmers to deliver a holistic creative solution.

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