I build value by design.

Nad Chishtie

I'm Nad Chishtie, but most people just call me Nad. I'm a London based design leader with 15+ years experience operating at the crossroads of people and technology.

My philosophy revolves around a people-centric approach, combining empathy with acute attention to detail. I'm fascinated by designing design, auteur theory, and elevating simply useable to irresistibly desirable.

I'm VP Design at Element & Matrix, where I help build the missing real-time communication layer for the internet— decentralised, sovereign & secure. Read more on TechCrunch. ↗

Nad Chishtie


VP Design, 2018-Present

Element is a secure communication platform for enterprises who prioritise flexibility, ownership & data sovereignty. Backed and built by the team behind the open source protocol Matrix.

Nad Chishtie



Haiku bridged design and development with a design tool, design token framework and native SDKs for the web, iOS & Android.

Nad Chishtie



Cmune developed a real-time 3D platform, and games built with it. Developing and publishing massively multiplayer games, we reached over 50 million users.

Nad Chishtie

Play Music Today


Play Music Today is the UK's largest musical instrument retailer, boasting award winning retail and online service.