LOCAL @ SVA NYC
Our founder, Roshnee ticks a big life goal by being invited to speak at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York where many great design stalwarts have taught! She conducted a session with with the MFA Interaction Design batch of SVA NYC on How To Design With Cultural Context.
Local Visits NID Ahmedabad
Our Founder and Creative Director,
Roshnee Desai is taking a one week long
course on Visual Culture Heritage at
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
LOCAL launches Newsletter
On 26th January, India's Republic Day, LOCAL launched its newsletter. Signup to LOCAL Labs to subscribe.
We participated in Berlin based design exhibition Indernet which focussed on showcasing creatives from the Indian diaspora.
UAL Blueprint 2020
Roshnee Desai was invited to participate in the University of the Arts, London Alumni Association India's first online festival - BluePrint on 13th December 2020. She was part of the panel discussion, 'Mindful Insights of the Creative mind' and hosted the discussion 'The Brand and the Creative'
LOCAL Labs featured on Homegrown
One of India's leading contemporary youth culture platforms, Homegrown cover's LOCAL Labs' project 'The Indian Graphic Design Story' in an exclusive story.
Place Branding conversations with Jamiti and Placemaking India
We participated in a lively discussion about the role of design and branding in enhancing India as a tourism destination along with Saurav Roy and Firdaus Variava
Packaging of the World features LOCAL's Estee Lauder Diwali Campaign
Packaging of the World : A website which has been the design industry’s go to reference over the years for all things packaging featured our little gem from 2 years ago: our Diwali packaging for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. India.
Prayog Local, Design Global : Mumbai Times Feature
LOCAL Labs gets featured in the Local newspaper Mumbai Times - India
We held our first collaboration with Open Collabs in Germany inviting over 300 Indian designers to create one of India's biggest graphic design poster series with over 5 lakh posters on the themes of 'Local Businesses' and 'Localities.' Stoked to have our local Marathi newspaper cover it.
LOCAL launches LOCAL LABS
LOCAL has long stood for experiments, and side projects. Hence we launched LOCAL Labs a playground and laboratory for us to work on projects that pique our curiosity.
LOCAL Hosts Open House with UAL
As we have a close association with the University of Arts London, LOCAL was invited to host an open studio for its alumni. We had some happy faces visit us and we enjoyed showing them around our studio, work spaces and how we do things!
We attend the Design Indaba 2020, Cape Town
Design Indaba is the world's greatest design festival and they were holding there 20 year celebrations — we had to be there! And boy it didn't disappoint! Watch our stories to know about the fantastic lineup and what we were upto!
Roshnee speaks at Ladies, Wine & Design
Roshnee Desai, our founder, spoke at the Ladies, Wine and Design - a global initiative started by Jessica Walsh in Mumbai on the 11th of January on the 'Imposter's Syndrome' that a lot of women experience in their careers and her personal advice on how to cope with it.
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.
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.
LOCAL showcases at London Design Festival 2017
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.
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.
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.
Vogue India does an exclusive feature on Cover up in its online edition