In 1998, Raj Nandan completed a Bachelor of Commerce/Marketing at Charles Sturt University in Sydney. At the age of 22, he purchased his first magazine, Architectural Review Australia, and launched publications in the design and architecture sector.
In 2000, Nandan started his own boutique publishing house. Indesign Media Asia Pacific (IMAP) found instant success with the magazine Indesign, which now circulates in 41 countries. Today, IMAP produces a range of well-respected design and architecture titles that include, among others, Indesign, Habitus, DQ (Design Quarterly) and The Collection. In 2003, Nandan founded the emerging design programme Launch Pad, a prototype-to-production mentoring programme.
He has since been invited onto several boards, including the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, the Advisory Board for Emergency Architects Australia, and is also an ambassador for Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific.