Lokesh Karekar is a visual artist specializing in illustration and design. After graduating from Sir. J. J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai, he initially worked for design firms like GrandmotherIndia and Alok Nanda Company. In 2007, he started his independent illustration studio Locopopo.

Lokesh’s brand of contemporary graphics inspired by Indian culture and tradition has attracted several projects from national and international agencies like O&M, ANC, Design Temple, Brand Union Singapore and TBWA Dubai. As a studio Locopopo has worked for brands like Vodafone, Asian paints, Condé Nast India, Lodha, Chemistry, Bungalow Eight etc. His line of self-styled illustrative products is fueled by his unique aesthetic sense and combination of local culture and wit.

Here are a few of his designs:


Lokesh lives and works in Mumbai.

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