Rajesh Dahiya - India
Founder - Codesign and Project Rising
Formally trained in graphic design & interaction design, Rajesh is the founding director of Codesign—brand identity & communication design practice. With over 19 years of professional experience Dahiya balances the strategic role of design in businesses and craftsmanship in design execution through his creative leadership at Codesign. He founded Codesign as an independent practice to create a vibrant environment for ideas, people and culture, that collectively creates original design that is rooted in and responsive to the new India.
Rajesh has represented Indian design & Codesign at numerous national and international platforms including, What Design Can Do (Amsterdam), London Design Festival, Sri Lanka Design Festival, Kyoorius Design Yatra and TEDx, and is considered a significant voice in design as a practice and profession in India over the last decade. He was co-founder of UnBox, India’s first inter-disciplinary design festival, and more recently also co-founded Rising—an emerging platform exploring visual communication design for change in India.
Under his stewardship, Codesign and its work have been featured and awarded on Indian and international platforms including D&AD, Eye Magazine, Domus, Creative Review and CII. In 2006, Rajesh was featured in CNBC TV18’s Young Turk—One of India’s most acclaimed shows on entrepreneurship and the spirit of enterprise.
Rajesh learns by teaching, and maintains an obsessive love for finer details.