A graduate in Lifestyle Accessories Design and specialization in precious metals from NIFT Gandinagar, Shitesh started his career with a visual merchandising project for reputed export house in Mumbai, SEEPZ. He went on to work as a designer and brand manager for Sama Jewellery, Mumbai with an impressive clientele of TBZ, PCJ, Notandas, Khanna jewellers. He also pursued a one-year post-graduate certificate in marketing from XLRI Jamshedpur to understand the business aspect of an organisation. He moved to Delhi after working for around five years in Mumbai and worked with some reputed advertising firms like Dentsu, Percept H & JWT in various capacities for clients like Hero Honda (now Hero Moto Corp), Aircel and Ford Motors. In 2012, he joined IMS DIA as visiting faculty and went on to become the HoD-Foundation Studies before joining Pearl Academy as Assistant Professor.