Nik Parekh (born 31 Jan 1981, Mumbai, India) is an author and strategic designer. He is best known for his best selling book, The Future of Extraordinary Design. Parekh worked as a Strategy Lead for Samsung NEXT on finding the next big thing.
|Born||January 31, 1981|
|Education||Diploma in Graphic Design|
Bachelor of Fine Arts (specialization in Service Design/Business Design)
|Alma mater||Cambrian College|
Savannah College of Art and Design
|Known for||The Future of Extraordinary Design (Best selling book)|
|Home town||San Francisco, CA|
|Awards||One Show Design Award|
WPP Group Award
Gold for Best International TV Commercial INS Think Print Award
Red Dot Award
European Product Design Award
Early life and education
Parekh was born in Mumbai, India. He received a Diploma in Graphic Design from Cambrian College of Applied Arts from Canada. He then enrolled in Savannah College of Art and Design for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with specialization in Service Design/Business Design. Parekh has also been known animal rights activist.
Parekh began his career at Ogilvy & Mather in 2004 as an art director. Thereafter, he joined J. Walter Thompson as a Senior Art Director in 2007. He worked for one year at Fp7 Mccann as a Creative Group Head. In 2010, Parekh co-founded and Business Designer at ThatsIt Inc. He worked for Toc Tic as a Business Designer & Product Manager in 2015. In 2017, he joined the service designer for six months. He worked as a Senior Service Designer for Chase in 2018. In 2018, Parekh joined Samsung NEXT as a Design Strategy Lead.
Parekh, Nik (2019-12-01). The Future of Extraordinary Design: Where are we going and how will we get there?. PUDDY TAT LLC. ISBN 978-1-5439-9312-7.
- 2005- One Show Design Award- Design 1st Merit for Ashutosh Parikh
- 2005- WPP Group Award - Won a Silver for Film to promote short film festival
- 2005- Gold for Best International TV Commercial INS Think Print Awards for Fevicol at AAAI Mauritius
- 2017- Red Dot Awards at Thunderbird Inn
- 2017- European Product Design Award at Thunderbird Inn
Parekh currently resides in San Francisco CA. He is married to his wife Nadia Skovorodneva.