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graphic designer

Hi, I’m Adila, graphic designer, photographer, artist, and boundary-breaker.

My unique life journey has shaped who I am and how I design. I was born in Afghanistan, grew up in Pakistan, and lived and studied in India. I came to the United States in 2014 to pursue my dream of becoming a world-class designer. 


I got my Bachelor’s degree in digital media in 2018. My experience includes an internship at SQ1 in Portland in 2018, at MMB in Boston in 2019, and at BBDO in 2021. In 2022 I completed a two-year program at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, part of the Miami Ad School.

My design work includes motion graphics, digital brand campaigns, package design, logo design, print, and photography. I’m an advanced user of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and InDesign. I have basic knowledge of Figma. I’m a skilled communicator and an enthusiastic team member.​ I love working with creative colleagues to come up with new ideas that help clients tell their brand stories.


The Women's Impact Alliance (Formerly The Coaching Fellowship​)

Freelance Graphic Designer

2022 - present


Freelance Graphic Designer




BBDO Atlanta

Creative Intern

Oct - Dec 2021

Future Brilliance 

The Coaching Fellowship  

Evolve Shepherdstown

Freelance  Designer

2019 - 2022



Design  Intern

June - Sept 2019



Creative Intern

June - Sept 2018



Eastern Mennonite University (EMU)


2014 - 2018



Dressbarn Brand

Brand Marketing Intern

June - Sept 2016



Miami Ad School (Portfolio Center)
Graphic Design, Graduate Studies
Jan 2020 - Dec 2021

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU)
Bachelor in Digital Media
2014 - 2018

Big Aims 
Diploma in Animation and Filmmaking 
2012 - 2013


  •  Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premier, After Effects)

  • Video editing

  • Motion graphics

  • Digital photography and studio photography

  • Jewelry design

  • Fluent in English, Farsi/Dari and Urdu


  • Won ADDY awards, February 2022

  • Awarded a full scholarship for the Leadership on the Edge Program - a sustainability leadership expedition to Antarctica with explorer Robert Swan. Became the first Afghan to travel to the Antarctic. (Spring 2016)

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