Shesley Crustna

Design Lead

As an interaction design lead at IDEO.org Nairobi, Shesley leverages play, immersive experiences, and co-creation methods to bring partners and users into the design process as collaborators. 

Prior to IDEO.org, Shesley was the lead UX designer and product manager for ALX, a network of schools in Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria which prepares youth for the world of work through project-based learning and connect them. Before that, Shesley was a senior communication designer at the Vaughan Oliver agency in London. Shesley holds a Bachelor’s degree in graphic and digital design from the University of Greenwich, and a Master’s in Communication Design from the University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins.  

As an artist, Shesley has also been a fixture of the annual Porlwi by Lights festival in Mauritius. His immersive art installations live at the intersection of technology and environmental sustainability. He also volunteered as a field worker, photographer, and communication designer for the Secret Garden Disaster Relief following the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015. Shesley loves the outdoors, his (1960's) pick up truck and Canary VW Beetle, and can be found constantly looking for exciting new hobbies and experiences to try out.

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