Raj Nandan

Founder, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer
Indesign Media Asia Pacific

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 his curatorial eye for several boards and juries including the Red Dot Design Awards, 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 and an Official Judge for the International Design Awards Los Angeles.

Raj is a Good Design Ambassador for Good Design Australia and has served on numerous judging panels for their annual Good Design Awards.

After recently launching the INDE.Awards – the Asia Pacific region’s largest and most powerful interior design and architecture awards – to continue Indesign Media’s commitment to unflagging industry stewardship, this year Raj Nandan and Indesign Media embark upon tackling new challenges presented by the changing nature of the region’s design, architecture, engineering and property sectors. This year, Indesign Media brings Asia Pacific a new event, FRONT, that finally unites all stakeholders in the AECO supply chain, bringing to a crowning point over two decades of building a more co-operative, more intelligent and ultimately stronger outlook for our region’s creative talent on the global stage.