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ADILA WAHDAT
graphic designer

Hi, I’m Adila, an artist, designer, photographer, 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 USA in 2014 to pursue my dream of becoming an independent woman and a world-class designer. ​I love working with creative colleagues to come up with new ideas that help clients tell their brand stories.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

BBDO Atlanta

Creative Intern

Oct - Dec 2021

Future Brilliance 


The Coaching Fellowship  

Evolve Shepherdstown

Freelance  Designer

2019 - Present

 

MMB

Design  Intern

June - Sept 2019

 

Sq1

Creative Intern

June - Sept 2018

 

 

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU)

Photographer

2014 - 2018

 

 

Dressbarn Brand

Brand Marketing Intern

June - Sept 2016

Future Brilliance

Designer

2014 - 2016

EDUCATION 

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
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
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

SKILLS 

  •  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

AWARD & HONORS

  • Won an ADDY, 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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