Rajesh Nandan is the Founder, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the design industry’s premier regional media house, Indesign Media Asia Pacific. After acquiring his first magazine at the age of 22 in 1993, Raj continued to launch a suite of magazine titles throughout the 90s which would become the foundation for his boutique publishing house in 2000 under the flagship title, Indesign. In 2010, the company moved further throughout Asia with digital and print titles in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong – including welcoming India to the fold in the very near future. The root of his success lies in Raj being a very early proponent of the potential for digital platforms to support our region’s creative talent.
Having enjoyed an extensive media reach throughout more than 41 countries in the region over the past 16 years, Indesign Media has also built significant partnerships with the architecture, design and media communities of Europe and the United States. With this truly global presence, Indesign Media works in collaboration with such initiatives as the Clerkenwell Design Week, the Authentic Design Alliance, NAWIC, Red Dot Design, The British Council, Good Design Australia and Architonic, among others. As a result of such international architecture and design media preeminence, Raj founded the design program Launch Pad to further bolster the region’s young designers to achieve commercial realisation.
With print and digital assets under the brands of Indesign, Habitus, Cubes, Lookbox, Architecture & Design, and DQ, the international design world collaborates with Indesign Media through experiential events throughout the region – inspiring the design communities in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Singapore, Hong Kong in previous years and Indonesia in the years ahead.
Raj has since lent is curatorial eye for several boards and juries including the RedDot Design Awards Judging Panel, the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, the Advisory Board for Emergency Architects Australia, and is also an Ambassador for Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific, an Official Judge for the International Design Awards Los Angeles, and for the Good Design Awards Australia.
2017 marks an important milestone for Indesign Media’s history. Over 3 years in the making, the INDE.Awards launches this year as the latest example of Indesign Media’s commitment to unflagging industry stewardship.