Throughout Sharmi Patel career, she has worked at design and architecture firms in three major east coast cities - Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City - contributing to the visual placemaking and wayfinding of many prominent public institutions. Sharmi has developed her skills in experiential graphic design, harnessing her creative problem solving skills to shape the user experience and enrich lives. In 2009, Sharmi Patel joined Two Twelve as a Senior Designer, advancing to Associate Creative Director in 2016 and Creative Director in 2019, all along leading wayfinding and signage design projects for clients in education, healthcare, municipalities, transportation, and more.
Through a diverse background in communication, exhibit, and wayfinding design, Sharmi Patel has developed a talent for marrying form with function. This informs her understanding of when and how to integrate appropriate wayfinding tools to improve the user experience. Her strategic approach projects has proven particularly useful for complex projects in the healthcare and scientific research fields, including Massachusetts General Hospital, NYU Langone Health, Penn Medicine, and SUNY Stony Brook.
Her in-depth understanding of the diverse needs of clients and project stakeholders has also benefited residents and visitors of major cities where she has developed thoughtful placemaking and improved wayfinding, including the communities of Battery Park City, New York; Honolulu, Hawaii, Newport and Port Imperial, New Jersey; Savannah, Georgia; and Provo, Utah. For complex environments such as these, Sharmi Patel's ability to build consensus among collaborators and realize solutions from strategy through design and implementation has proven invaluable.
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