Giving and receiving gifts is a pleasure like none other, and if they are personalized, they touch our hearts in a special way. Karishma Sharma- the lady we spoke to recently has made gifting into a specialized art. Not only does she create great personalized gifts, but also does web designing, social media management and designing for companies. This young entrepreneur in her twenties has her own company in Powai called “High On Designs” which she set up in 2013. She subsequently started Customade Musings by Karishma” last January. She has been running both the businesses with élan.
Karishma is one of those people who are very sure of what they want in life- and a 9 to 5 job just didn’t cut it. She always wanted to do something of her own and after quitting her first job, she promptly started High On Design which is a Creative Agency dedicated to determine the best solution for her clients through creativity, strategy and dedication. They provide A to Z branding solutions with website design and development and social media management. It has been a wonderful journey for her, not easy but thrilling. She loves the challenge of doing something new each day and it is this excitement that keeps her going.
Karishma always thought that the gifts available in the market are too impersonal and the idea of unique, personalized gifts appealed a lot to her. Creating handcrafted gifts is her signature, and it was this idea that led her to start with her own bespoke gifting firm. Customade Musings by Karishma is a personalized and customized gifting solution provider for all age groups and occasions. It specializes in bespoke gifts, unique customizations and party and wedding personalization.
Though she wasn’t interested in a regular job, she has ended up with one where she does have to work from 9 to 5 albeit it’s 9 am to 5 am. Karishma starts her day with going over her schedule in the morning and the rest of it is spent running around for meetings, returning calls, meeting various vendors in different parts of the city, designing or at her workshop where she paints and completes the gifts. She rues that for High On Designs, she has often had to complete the tasks in unrealistic timelines set by the client and getting payments on time has been a challenge in itself. For Customade Musings, the biggest challenge has been finding trusted vendors who share her vision. And then, getting the job done on time and finding trustworthy and cost-effective delivery people is not an easy task. However, being an enterprising person, Karishma manages to dodge all these challenges through research, trying and testing various methods/ vendors and not undermining herself. She says that if you have confidence in yourself, are patient and work smart then you can solve any issues.
Karishma considers social media the best platform to make sure that your brand reaches the target audience in the easiest way possible. And of course, when you provide a service/ product that satisfies your customers, the word spreads and fetches you more clients. She advises other business owners to know their worth, not to undermine themselves and never compromise on the quality of product or service that they provide.
Stress gets the best of us down and our lady is no exception. She admits that she does get stressed out sometimes but then she puts aside all her work and tells herself to calm down over and over again. That usually works for her but more than that she gives her loved ones the credit of keeping her motivated. She calls them her pillars of strength and says that they keep her going through the craziest times.
“Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire and brings satisfaction to your heart!” This favourite quote of Karishma defines the fire in her. She is inspired by her father who is a doctor and a self-made man. He finished his studies while working 3 jobs. All those who know him look at him with respect and awe and this has motivated Karishma to be a better person and do things not just for money, but for passion. Her philosophy is simple- never compromise on honesty, quality and service as these are what will get you where you want to be. Her name Karishma may mean “miracle” but it is through sheer hard work and dedication that she has become the successful entrepreneur she is.
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