Nagesh Shinde is a professor of graphic design and interactive media at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Born near Mumbai, India, Nagesh holds a B.F.A in Applied Arts degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and an MFA in graphic design from Fort Hays State University. He served as art director for J. Walter Thompson in Bombay and senior art director for both Leo Burnett and Virtual World Entertainment Group. During his tenure as Brand Design Manager at online education company Cardean Learning Group, Nagesh had the pleasure of working with cognitive and usability gurus Don Norman and Jakob Nielsen.

Nagesh’s research interests include human-centered design, experience design, packaging and (most importantly) cricket. He particularly enjoys working in multidisciplinary design teams to promote social good. If he ever left the world of design in the dust, Nagesh would follow his dream of coaching and support cricket in the United States. For now, he’s satisfied with spreading the AIGA and ACADIA gospel because of the “active engagement in a collaborative and digital design research opportunities.”