We work on a variety of projects for clients in the fields of design and craft whilst also initiating our own exhibitions and related activities. To date we have developed projects with both cultural and commercial clients to celebrate Scotland’s colourful and confident design scene including the The Scottish Album of the Year Award; SWG3; The Scottish Government; and G&V Royal Mile. We offer consultancy for private and public projects including: curatorial services; exhibition design; and project development and delivery.

You can always contact us with proposals, projects, questions and ideas.

Scottish Album of the Year Award Design Commission

The SAY Award is one of Scotland’s most ambitious and well known arts prizes with £20,000 awarded to the winning album and nine prizes of £1,000. For the second year, Local Heroes has curated the award trophies. For 2020 we have commissioned Glasgow based designer Rekha Barry.

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Galvanize at SWG3

To celebrate their new building The Galvanizers, west end arts hub SWG3 invited us to develop a dynamic and progressive design project. We commissioned emerging studio SLAPS who considered shelter, shade and seating for their ‘Social Furniture’. Their Glasgow-Rella and Calm Tree designs were launched at SWG3’s outdoor spaces in July 2017.

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Scottish Design in Japan

The Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture invited us to produce a small display and accompanying brochure for an official visit to Tokyo in 2018. Scottish Design in Japan presented a selection of work by five contemporary designers who enjoy successful business relationships in Japan.

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Support #ScottishDesign

We work collaboratively to produce our projects and to expand and connect Scotland’s design network at home and internationally. We want to continue to stimulate design research, thinking and critique. If you can support us through sponsorship, commercial opportunities or a financial contribution we would love to hear from you.

Our partners, clients and collaborators

Local Heroes pioneers cross-sector partnerships uniting expertise in design, culture, cities, creativity, enterprise, entrepreneurship, travel and tourism. Project partners, clients and collaborators include: Craft Scotland, Creative Dundee, Creative Edinburgh, Creative Scotland, Design Language (Milan), Edinburgh Airport, G&V Royal Mile, Journey’s In Design, SWG3, The Scottish Album of the Year Award, The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, UNESCO City of Design Dundee.