Usaid Shaikh is a graphic designer, video editor and animator from Mumbai. He is currently doing an internship with McCann Erickson India Pvt Ltd. He has always been inclined towards creativity. All-rounder Usaid is also a singer, drummer, dancer, pianist and keyboard player. He also loves poetry re... See More
Usaid Shaikh is a graphic designer, video editor and animator from Mumbai. He is currently doing an internship with McCann Erickson India Pvt Ltd. He has always been inclined towards creativity. All-rounder Usaid is also a singer, drummer, dancer, pianist and keyboard player. He also loves poetry recitation, rapping and is an aspiring filmmaker. Usaid has won numerous awards for his exceptional talents and skills. He was diagnosed with autism in his early childhood and since then he started using art and sketches as means of communication. It has been a long journey from the time when social interaction was a challenge for him, to the screening of his short film "True Happiness" at Mumbai International Film Festival 2020. He has done a Diploma in Autodesk Maya from MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics) and VFX Prime from Arena Animation. He has been doing freelance work in graphic designing, video editing and illustration for the last 2 years. Usaid is proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Autodesk Maya (3Danimation) and Adobe Animate. He went on to work with Big Bazaar, Forum for Autism, Autism Voice- Kerala, NewzHook, Logos Transformation, TALK WITH ME app, Aida Construction, Fedora, Trinayani, Evoluer, Gift-a-smile besides many others. He has designed t-shirts, mugs, tea coasters, fridge magnets, bookmarks, logos, brochures, visiting cards, greeting cards, labels, product graphics, event flyers, cover pages and back covers. He has marvelous skills in Graphic Designing, Photoshop, Video editing, 2D and 3D animation and is magnificent in creating visual effects. He is ambitious of making a career in graphic design and animation. He says, “I want to get a great job in the animation industry and be independent, buy my own house and car.”
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Forum for Autism(FFA) is a parent support group for families of children having Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). FFA appreciates the contribution of Mr.Usaid Shaikh in designing flyers and other computerized pintables for FFA's various events since 2018. Recently during the Corona Pandemic, he has designed a chart for explaining the 'Social distancing etiquettes for children & young adults with ASD'. He has also created a video on "Young achievers on the spectrum" on the occasion of "Autism Pride Day" which is celebrated every year on 18th of June. A special thanks to Usaid, for the efforts put in creating a video presentation about FFA for the Webinar, organized by FFA in 2020. Usaid has also designed 'Certificate of Participation' for the performers of Online Cultural Event conducted by FFA in the year 2020.
I have a personalized gifting business and Usaid has helped me on numerous occasions with the designs. He has designed mugs, tea coasters, diaries, t shirts and many more products for me. He not only puts in his energy but pours out his heart too in the work that he does. He is a professional and is always open to suggestions. In-fact he listens to your suggestions and takes them to the next level. He is my "go-to" person when I need help with designing. He has always given me work within the promised time frame. I am proud to be associated with Mr. Usaid Shaikh.
Usaid Shaikh has designed the book cover of my marathi novel - Akshare Manatli. He not only made the book look beautiful but captured the essence of the book through his design. The novel is made up of short stories and Usaid's visuals made each story come to life. I narrated the stories to him and he took the elements and designed accordingly. He was patient and worked very professionally taking each suggestion and creating a master piece. I am looking forward to my next book design by Usaid..
Usaid's creativity and his attention to details and the finesse is mindblowing. I have had the opportunity to use his products., The beautiful coasters with his art , his intense paintings that charm my home decor as well as the wonderful personalised visual social stories and visual schedule he had made for my son . I was also a part of his animation he made to teach social thinking for children with autism. Usaid is an amazing combination of creativity, passion and Perseverance...
Usaid is handling the column "Sweet Granny" in the magazine 'Autism Voice' for the past 3.5 years and his works are highly satisfying. The emotions he puts to his characters, the color selection, the background designs are very much appealing. We are getting good comments from the readers too, regarding the illustration work of this full page cartoon column. Usaid catches the essence of the script very fast and always submits his work before the allotted time with very good perfection.I, being the chief editor of the magazine, find his imagination and creativity very outstanding. The entire team of Autism Voice is very much happy and satisfied with his work. We expect more such wonderful works from Usaid.
I had asked Usaid to prepare a video on my son's 10th birthday, due to the pandemic the birthday was celebrated online. I saw Usaid's work of animated videos on FB itself. I liked it so much and decided to ask him to make a video. It was at very short notice. The next day itself he sent me the video and it was superb. As it was a surprise for my son he liked it so....... much and not only he but everyone at home appreciated the video. I really appreciate his hard work. He is a gem of a person. He is multi talented, excellent in every field. I really thank him for making such a beautiful video. God bless you always.
His designs are creative and he is efficient with his work. In my experience he has replicated every thought I have expressed in a creative way. More than that, he is a humble and honest so definitely a reliable source to work with.
Usaid had made two social stories for my son who is on the spectrum. They are quite useful to explain the social skills. His work demonstrates his creative and imaginative skills. He is extremely talented.
Usaid is a very creative designer. Has many innovative ideas. He can also make graphical designs as per your need....had got few done from him in the past. His understanding of the concept is also very superior for his age. A multi talented young boy who keeps getting better at his work. Keep it up Usaid!
Usaid created graphics for our Talk With Me app for children with special needs. The quality of his art was very good and he completed the work on time. We're working with him again to do some animations this time. He is professional, creative, hard working and honest.
Usaid is working with us for over a year now. He is so talented and creative that we can totally depend upon him. We only have to give him the outline of the project and the expectations and outcomes from it. He takes it on from there so well and his creations come out so well. Working with Usaid is just like a breeze.