Profile

Sudhir Sharma is the founder and Chief Executive of IndiDesign. 

A reputed pioneering Brand Design and Business transformation consultant, Sudhir has 3 decades of experience, working in India, traveling extensively in Asia / Europe region and lecturing and speaking in various universities. He sits on the various design, innovation and management Council Boards and Institutions. 

Sudhir is a proud alumnus of the 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. Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finserv, Varroc, ICICI, Venkies, Standard Chartered Bank, Commonwealth Youth Games 2008, Pune City Branding are some of them. 

He has been awarded Lexus Design Award, Top Innovation Award, WIDC China & Most Promising Entrepreneur Award by APEA for his contributions to India’s design business industry.

He is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning DesignIndia Magazine (earlier known as Pool magazine). It is India’s only magazine focussed on Design, Innovation and Creative sectors.He hosts India’s Best Design Awards and an yearly event on design “The DesignIndia Show”. He has published two Annuals of the magazine

Sudhir is a founder and President of the “DesignIndia”; an online community of professional designers in India. Designindia was first created on yahoogroups and is perhaps first online design community in the world.  Designindia partnered with Rebrand 100, Fine Arts College, Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), Visual Information Design Association of Korea (VIDAK), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), 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, 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/lectures in more than 25 universities around the world. As a distinguished professional, He has been conferred the title role of “Professor of Practice” at the Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune.

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