Aaina Sharma

Graphic Designer

San Francisco, CA, USA
415.633.6468
My name is Aaina. I am a graphic designer with a passion for solving problems. I have been working as a designer for 4 years helping individuals and companies solve design problems. I love to solve problems in a unique way and I do this by balancing concept and execution for any given project. I take pride in the fact that I have experience working with all kinds of clients from startups to big corporations and even design firms. In each scenario, the problems are different and so are the solutions and that to me is what's so exciting about being a designer.
Experience
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jan 2011
Graphic Designer/Founder
Client list

Gymboree
Whipsaw
Yes To Inc.
Whalen Hennig Merritt
Philippe Becker Design:
T-Mobile, Safeway, Petco
Foresight Plus
Chris Babcock Art
Crater Lake Company
Global Skin Care
Kayantra Beauty & Wellness
San Jose, CA, USA
Sep 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jun 2011Sep 2011
Philippe Becker design
Freelance Graphic Designer
Worked as a graphic/packaging designer. Worked on multiple packaging design projects for T-Mobile's devices (smart phones and tablets). Also worked on brands like Safeway, Petco and Ling Ling.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Aug 2010Apr 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer
Job responsibilities:

• Meeting clients to discuss projects
• Developing design briefs by gathering information
• Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
• Using innovation to redefine a design brief and meet the constraints of cost, time and client
• Multi-tasking: working on multiple projects at one time
• Using a wide range of media including photography, illustrations, etc.
• Working well in a team, with printers, copywriters, photographers, other designers, account executives, website designers and marketing specialists
• Working in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jun 2008Jan 2009
Design Intern
Job responsibilities:

• Helping the design team (including Erik Spiekermann!) come up with creative ideas for packaging and print pieces.
• Comping gift kits and other packaging
• Preparing presentations
• Helping out with design related production tasks
• Helping the team with photo shoots
Education
Canada
Jan 2006Dec 2010
Languages
 
English (Fluent), French (Conversational), Hindi (Fluent)
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, print design, Brand identity, Package design, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Copywriting, Calligraphy, Adobe Creative Suite