What we do




Indesign Media Asia Pacific is a multiplatform publishing and event production company, celebrating the architecture and design industry across the greater Asia Pacific region. We serve different needs and cultures within this audience through platforms including print, online, digital and experiential. The group head office is in Sydney, with regional offices in Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Our major print titles include Indesign magazine, DQ, Habitus magazine, Lookbox, Cubes and The Collection, as well as the syndicated Indesign Indonesia. Our online platforms include indesignlive, indesignlive.asia, habitusliving, lookboxliving and careersindesign. Our exclusive tablet app Binder hosts richly enhanced multimedia versions of Indesign, Habitus, DQ and other leading architecture and design magazines and content. Additionally, our specialised production service for design industry clients creates custom publications in print, online and digital.

Our experiential platforms bring architecture and design industries together as communities, and revolutionise the interface between brands/suppliers and specifiers. These platforms include Indesign: The Experience (formerly Saturday in Design), Launch Pad, Indesign Luminary, Habitus Conversation Series, Indesign in Discussion and WorkLife/LiveLife, staged with regularity in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Singapore, and soon Hong Kong. Although embedded within an international context, each Indesign experience is a boutique curation, symbiotic with vibrant local design cultures and nurturing local industry and emerging designers.

Our Work

Who we are

Raj Nandan

Raj Nandan

CEO / Publisher
Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing major

Raj bought his first magazine, Architectural Review Australia, at age 22 - a prelude to his boutique publishing house Indesign Media Asia Pacific (IMAP), which he launched only seven years later. IMAP found immense success with Indesign magazine, which now circulates in 41 countries worldwide – one of a stable of highly respected design and architecture titles that also includes DQ (Design Quarterly) and Habitus.

Adopting a cross-platform approach, IMAP is the driving force behind numerous design events including Indesign: The Event (previously known as Saturday in Design) and the highly successful website Indesignlive. A prominent and highly active member of the international design community, Raj also sits on several boards, including the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, and the Advisory Board for Emergency Architects Australia. Raj is also an annual judge of the Red Dot (Singapore) design concept awards, the REACH Liveable Office Awards (Herman Miller), and the Australian International Design Awards.

Paul Mcgillick

Paul McGillick

Editorial Director
Master of Architecture, PHD

Paul taught applied linguistics and foreign language learning/teaching at the University of Sydney (1979-2002); was chief visual and performing arts critic for The Australian Financial Review (1985-2001), Series Editor, Producer and Presenter for SBS TV’s arts programme, Imagine (1994-1996), contributing producer/presenter to ABC TV’s Arts Show (1996/97), and lecturer in undergraduate and post-graduate art and design programmes at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW.

He holds a PhD from Griffith University and a Master of Architecture degree from UNSW. His books include a study of architect, Alex Popov, a history of Sydney architecture, a survey of new residential architecture in Singapore and Malaysia, a study of leading Malaysian architectural practice, Hijjas Kasturi, The Sustainable Asian House, as well as a study of Australian playwright, Jack Hibberd. He is also former editor of architecture magazine Monument.

Kavita Lal

Kavita Lala

Chief Financial Officer
Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Commerce, CPA

After completing her Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce at Macquarie University, Kavita undertook her CPA qualification. She joined Pacific Brands as a senior financial accountant, and then worked for Hanson (Heidelberg Cement Group), first in a senior financial position and then as a senior consultant. It was toward the end of this time that Kavita and Raj formulated the conception of Indesign, and launched it in 1999.

She has been guiding the financial affairs of the business since its inception as one print magazine, Indesign, across its fourteen years of growth into a digital, web and print publishing house and event production company of international standing, Indesign Media Asia Pacific.

Adele Troeger

Adele Troeger

Operations Manager
Master of Arts (Literature)

Adele showed her ability for organising large-scale operations at a young age. When she was just out of high school, she helped institute a German-Turkish cultural exchange program, running guided tours across both countries. While studying between Germany, the UK and Italy (where she lived for two years), Adele regularly helped to organise international film festivals in Germany. She began working in publishing whilst completing a Masters in Comparative Literature at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, where she was assistant to one of the university's publishers.

This would prepare her for when she came to Australia in 2000, initially to edit an artist's biography. From there, she re-entered publishing, working for Horwitz Publications and Murdoch Books before joining Indesign in 2007, where she facilitated the company's growth from two magazines and one event to an entire stable of digital and print publications, websites and successful event formats, and the company's expansion into SouthEast Asia. Adele works across the operations of the Sydney headquarters, and the Singapore and Hong Kong offices.

Marie Jakubowicz

Marie Jakubowicz

Business Development Manager

Marie is a specialist in developing strategic business relationships. Born and raised in Paris, her background in the French fashion industry complements extensive experience in sales, marketing and design media.

Marie's keen eyes for emerging trends, coupled with her vast understanding of international business, places her at the forefront of the industry. Marie specializes in brand management and global business development.

Rachel Lee-Leong

Rachel Lee-Leong

Managing Editor
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Rachel Lee-Leong started her career in architecture and design writing in 2005 after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the National University of Singapore. After learning the ropes as a writer for Cubes magazine in her fledgling years, she steadily progressed to become its managing editor in 2012.

Through the years, she has built the magazine as a significant and credible voice in architecture and design in Singapore and the region. Along the way, Rachel also helped to launch Lookbox Living, and today, Rachel helms the editorial team of Indesign Media Asia in Singapore, overseeing its stable of print and online titles (Cubes Indesign, Indesignlive.asia, Lookbox Living, lookboxliving.com.sg).

Contact us

Indesign Media Asia Pacific
Headquarters Sydney
Level 1, 50 Marshall Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia

Phone: (61 2) 9368 0150
Fax: (61 2) 9368 0289

Suite 11, Level 1
95 Victoria Street,
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, Australia

Phone: (61) 402 955 538

No. 4 Leng Kee Road,
#06-08 SIS Building
Singapore 159088

Phone: (65) 6475 5228
Fax: (65) 6475 5238

Hong Kong
Unit 12, 21st Floor,
Wayson Commercial Building
28 Connaught Road West
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Email: info@indesign.com.au

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