mostly experiments and side projects


Nadeem strives to create meaningful, human interactions between people and things. He joined Salesforce after they acquired gravitytank—before that he had stints at Smart Design and IDEO. With experience in technology, healthcare and startups, Nadeem helps to uncover insights and translate them into tangible solutions. He's worked with organizations like Samsung, Google, Hyatt, OXO and Naked Labs. 

Outside of work, Nadeem crafts unconventional objects and explores novel ways of visualizing information. His work has been covered by Fast Company, the New York Times and the Atlantic, and published in Data Flow 2 and Drawing Ideas. Teaching what he practices, Nadeem lectures on prototyping and storyboarding at the Stanford’s and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He has a degree in industrial design from Carnegie Mellon University.

Teaching & Lectures:

University of California Haas School of Business: Innovation Lab. 2014–2018
University of San Francisco: Prototyping. 2018
Stanford d.School: Special Effects Prototyping. 2014–2015
MICA/Johns Hopkins: Special Effects Prototyping. 2015
California College of the Arts: Prototyping. 2014


Illuminating Data. TCNJ Gallery. 2012
FutureEverything. Manchester, England. 2011
Blank at the Frame. Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh. 2009


WestJet Hack in the Hangar: 1st Place. 2018
Care Innovations Hackathon: 1st Place. 2014
Housewares Design Awards Finalist: OXO Compact Dustpan & Brush Set. 2013
I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review: Design Distinction. 2009
IDSA Student Merit Award: representing Carnegie Mellon. 2009
SURG Grant. 2009
CMU Design Citizen Award. 2007
School of Design Merit Award. 2006


Method, Apparatus and Arrangement for a Lifeline System. 2014
Personal Care Cleaning Article. 2014
Make-up Removal Wipe. 2014
Brush and Dustpan Configuration. 2013

Published in: 

Drawing Ideas
Data Flow 2
User-Friendly Diagrams
On Diseño
Specialty Fabrics Review

Online Features:

Fast Company
NYTimes Now
The Atlantic Cities
New York Observer
Huffington Post