Hari Nair

Hari Nair, Professor, Design Management, Savannah College of Art & Design

Designer with a global foot print, currently CEO and Chief Design Officer at Design for Winning, Design Strategy Consultants, creating new market opportunities for corporations through design thinking and thought leadership.

Expert knowledge and experience in the area of intersection between Industrial Design, User Experience and Brand development. As the Professor of Design Management at Savannah College of Art and Design, transferring this knowledge to the new generation through courses on design thinking and management.

Extensive corporate experience, most recently as the Chief Design Officer for Whirlpool China, Hari was directly responsible for two out of 10 products featured on Whirlpool Corporate website highlighting Innovation. (http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/innovation/)

Future forward design strategist having lead advanced design projects for the global design organization at Whirlpool, helping to build robust product pipelines. Directly responsible for building design centers from the ground up in Chicago, Shanghai and New Delhi ultimately housing world class talent pools serving Asia, North America and the Global Design organization at large. The design teams continue to develop Brand Architecture and Experience Brand Languages (EBL) for Whirlpool delivering award winning designs globally.

Previously, as an educator and technology pioneer, Hari introduced computer simulation and 3D modeling in the design process at University of Cincinnati and Rhode Island School of Design.