Sudhir Sharma is the Founder and Chief Executive of IndiDesign.
A reputed pioneering brand design and business transformation consultant; Sudhir, has three decades of experience. Working in India, traveling extensively to Asia and Europe region to lecture and speak in various universities. He sits on the various design, innovation and management council boards and institutions.
Sudhir is the proud alumnus of National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. He was at NID during 1983-1989.
He is known for his brand design work for many Indian Brands, like; Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finserv, Varroc, ICICI, Venkies, Standard Chartered Bank, Commonwealth Youth Games 2008, and Pune City Branding .
He has been awarded the Lexus Design Award, Top Innovation Award, WIDC China, and Most Promising Entrepreneur Award by APEA for his contributions to India’s design business industry.
He is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of award winning DesignIndia Magazine (earlier known as POOL Magazine). It is India’s only magazine which focuses on Design, Innovation, and Creative sectors. He hosts India’s Best Design Awards and an yearly event on design, known as, The DesignIndia Show.
Sudhir is Founder and President of “DesignIndia;” an online community of professional designers in India. DesignIndia was first created on Yahoo! Groups; and is, perhaps, the first online design community in the world. DesignIndia has partnered with Rebrand 100, Fine Arts College, Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), Visual Information Design Association of Korea (VIDAK), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), and National Institute of Design (NID) for various events over the years.
He was on the jury panel of the inaugural; Cannes Lions for Design 2008, Adfest Pattaya, Spikes Asia Singapore, Dutch Design Awards, Eindhoven, and Design Turkey, Istanbul.
He was twice nominated as a member of the India Design Council, by the government of India; and is Alumnus of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Global Council for Design. He teaches at more than 25 universities around the world. As a distinguished professional, He has been conferred the title role of “Professor of Practice” at Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune.