BBC Radio interviews Roshnee Desai about design for social change


BBC Radio held a 20 minute interview on their show, the 'Cultural Frontline' with our founder and creative director Roshnee Desai about the importance of design as an agent of social change for two of her projects – the mix media film Cover Up and her design for Taxi Fabric.

LOCAL showcases at London Design Festival 2017


Vogue India does an exclusive feature on Cover up in its online edition


Cover Up wins Best Female Director and People's Choice Awards


In a very proud moment, our 2 min short film, 'Cover Up', won not one but two awards at the American Consulate and WIFT Women's safety & Empowerment awards. The awards were judged by industry stalwart and filmmakers. After winning best woman director, there was a public vote where it won the best film amongst the audience. 

New York's Asian CineVision writes about Cover Up


Cover Up was showcased in New York at the Asian American International Film Festival along with a panel discussion. 

Asian CineVision, their publication, also interviewed Roshnee Desai about the making of this film and its process and inspiration.

Roshnee Desai holds workshop at University of the Arts London


Our founder, Roshnee Desai was invited to hold a 2 week workshop at the London College of Communication, University of Arts London. The workshop guided students to incorporate their own culture into graphic design and create a series of design products which would then be sold at the Camden Market in London. The stall with the highest sales would win an online shop from a sponsor.

Design Fabric announces the launch of LOCAL


"With an array of experience to boot, the young designer recently set up her own independent graphic design and branding studio, LOCAL. What prompted her to launch this, the kind of work she believes in, the people that inspire her – we wanted to know it all." Read our founder talk about why she started LOCAL.

LOCAL participates in Indianama 2017


LOCAL is participating in #Indianama this year. We have theme #68: HIT THE STREET: The street games of India. So we made a varna-mala motion poster with games from different parts of India with their names in that language's letter. 

LOCAL creates short animation for the 'Image' exhibit held by Design Fabric


Design Fabric, an Indian design publication held an event where artists were invited to create an alternate version of themselves from a different gender. We created Xerxes.(click on the image for animation)

French blog Madamoizelle writes an article on 'Cover Up'


LOCAL founder Roshnee Desai invited to talk about being a woman of colour in Graphic Design


As part of the Graduates week, Roshnee Desai gave a talk about the trials and tribulations of being a woman of colour in graphic design and how to take advantage of your experiences as a woman and as a person from a non-white culture.

YouTube India


YouTube India tweeted about the video on their official handle (@YoutubeIndia), encouraging people to watch it reading : This is one story that shouldn't be 'covered up'.

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