Raj is an Adjunct Faculty teaching Business & Entrepreneurship in the MDes and Undergraduate programs. He is the Founder and Principal of Pine Strategy & Design, a boutique consulting agency. He has led large-scale initiatives for some of the world's leading brands in customer experience strategy, design, and marketing. In his courses he shares business theory yet tends to prioritize the practical application of business and teaches his students through real world situations. Success for him is that his students gain confidence, become comfortable with the business side of creativity and learn to ask the right questions. In his free time, he hangs out with his family, reads, runs, and travels. He holds a MBA from Ohio State and a Bachelor's (Self-Directive Studies) from Ohio University.