About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Imran Nazerali

Imran Nazerali is a designer who cares about people.

Curious, empathetic and adaptable, Imran is passionate about cultivating equitable and inclusive-centred design experiences to make a social impact. Designing with people rather than for them, he has experience in co-creating and solving complex challenges within the landscape of innovation to make real-world change.

He graduated with an MA/MSc in Global Innovation Design from The Royal College of Art/Imperial College London, working on design projects in London, Beijing, and Singapore where he experienced designing for different cultural contexts and sensitivities. After graduating, he joined The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design as a people-centred designer and research associate working on inclusive design projects within the space of an ageing population and healthcare.

Following this, Imran was a User Researcher at dxw, a digital agency working with government and third sector organisations to improve their services where he worked on projects with Southwark Council, Homes England, and Ofsted.