Nagesh Shinde

Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Design Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 225F Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-5334
Personal website:

Brief Biography

Born near Mumbai, India, Nagesh holds a BFA 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.

Teaching Interests: Courses Taught: Undergraduate- B.F.A  DES- 220 Computer Imagery;  DES- 360 Graphic Design I& II;  DES- 410 Product and Packaging Graphics;  DES- 386 Publication Design;  DES- 256-Interactive Design-Multimedia Design;  DES- 380 Advertising Design;  DES- 382 Information Design- Online;  DES- 480 Senior Project-Graphic Design;  DES- 456-Senior Project-Multimedia Design; Graduate Courses- M.F.A Des-725 Research Strategies in Design

Research Interests: - Brand Design management - Package Design - Experience Design - User Experience

Professional Interests: AIGA Acadia


  • Hindi/Urdu (Fluent/Native/Near Native)


    • MFA Graphic Design
      Fort Hays State University
      Hays, KS, United States, 1995
    • BFA Applied Art
      Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
      Hyderabad, India, 1991

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Department of Design
        2013 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Department of Design
        2011 - 2013
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Associate Professor
        2006 - 2013
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor
        2001 - 2006



    • Shinde, N. (2013). Design, Fabrication, Innovation and Xtreme Affordability. IDA Congress-Education and Research Conference,
    • Shinde, N. (April 27, 2001). Bollywood Dreams: Singing, dancing and lip-synching across regional boundaries. Cross Cultural Perspectives on Visual Communication, Eau Claire, WI, United States.

    Oral Presentation

    • Shinde, N. (2004). Experience Design: Multidisciplinary Research Collaborations. International graphic design education conference 'Design: Refining our Knowledge', St. Paul, MN, United States.

Applied Research


    • 3M (St. Paul)
      (August 2015 - 2015)
    • (USA, India, )
      Designer (June 2010 - December 2012)
    • 3M, Target and Great Northern Corporation (UW-Stout)
      Sponsored project (October 2011 - December 2011)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Bronze Award, Ameristar (2011)
    • Creativity, Silver Award, (2008)

Professional Memberships

  • AIGA- Student Chapter Advisor
  • AIGA- Sustainability Committee Member
  • Brand Design Consultant, Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture



    • Hiring Committees for Director of Marketing (2012 - 2013)
    • (2011)