Mumbai, India


Lokesh Karekar is founder-director of LOCOPOPO Design Studio and a visual artist specializing in illustration and design. In 2007 he started his independent studio Locopopo. Locopopo does pure design projects like identity design to creating images, Illustrations for brands, books, magazines and products. Lokesh’s brand of contemporary graphics inspired by traditional / modern India has attracted several projects from national and international clients.

His line of self-styled illustrative products: locopopo-shop is fueled by his unique aesthetic sense and combination of local culture and wit. His design style is simple, bold, sometimes bright and vibrant. It has a modern twist to the subject and touch of humor to the design. He is also a co founder / editor of Indian visual art 100%ZINE.


• 2014 – Featured in Forbes – 30 under 30 list with leading young entrepreneurs in India.
• 2013 – Won the Kyoorius award for packaging design and design craft–illustration for Varnam, a company that manufactures lac turnery toys.