Local Projects

Nathan Adkisson

Nathan Adkisson is the Director of Strategy and Associate Creative Director at Local Projects. His clients include cultural institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark.

Nathan Adkisson
Local Projects
New York

Elvira Barriga

Elvira Barriga is a Creative Director at the Exhibition and Media Design firm Local Projects, where she also heads the Department for Visual Experience Design. She is most passionate about shaping creative processes and mentoring talent while pushing for powerful concepts that enrich our environments with meaning, beauty and surprise.

Elvira Barriga
Local Projects
New York, NY

Announcing Our New CEO: Local Projects names Whitney Rutter as its Chief Executive Officer, as Jake Barton transitions to Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Announcing Our New CEO: Local Projects names Whitney Rutter as its Chief Executive Officer, as Jake Barton transitions to Founder & Chief Creative Officer

New York City, NY: Local Projects has named Whitney Rutter as its Chief Executive Officer, and Jake Barton as Founder & Chief Creative Officer. This news comes after a banner 18 months for Local Projects, during which it opened five new institutions on three continents and won Fast Company’s 2021 Design Company of the Year and Best Design in North America Awards.

Local Projects Talks with HBO: Greenwood Rising

Local Projects Talks with HBO: Greenwood Rising

Read Time: 2 minutes

In honor of the six-month anniversary of the new Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center—and in recognition of Black History Month—SEGD member firm Local Projects is releasing a never-before-seen panel discussion between the creators of HBO’s Watchmen and the designers of the Greenwood Rising exhibitions. Read on to learn how you can view this talk, virtually, beginning February 24. 

Greenwood Rising - Case Study

 

Philip Keith Armstrong, Interim Director at Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center. In 2019 Philip was hired as Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission to lead fundraising, curriculum, and economic development initiatives.

L’Rai Arthur-Mensah is a Project Director with Local Projects. Credits include The Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, The Fashion For Good Experience in Amsterdam, Netherlands and building an online 3D rendering of Kara Walker’s Sugar Baby with Creative Time.

Local Projects Introduces LISTENERS, a Content Series

Local Projects Introduces LISTENERS, a Content Series

Local ProjectsIntroduces LISTENERS, content series about community-driven design and the art of listening.

In 2020, a global pandemic and a reckoning with racial inequity reminded us of the simple importance of listening. That’s why Local Projects is launching a content series exploring the role of listening in cultural work, especially in this time of collective crisis. Throughout the series, we’ll share the many ways in which the art of listening has made us better experience designers.

SEGD Salon Talk

Watch SEGD's first SalonTalk

Watch Time: 28 minutes

Watch the 1st SEGD Salon Talk with our 2020 Fellow Ed Schlossberg, Partner of ESI Design, an NBBJ studio, Jake Barton, Principal and Founder of Local Projects, Mary Franck, Creative Director of ESI and Bhawika Mishra, recent Graduate Student at FIT, for a discussion on the current state of experience design moderated by Cybelle Jones, CEO of SEGD.

 

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