Oddball is a creative studio that specialises in design for play. The studio works across graphic design, illustration, websites, play design, workshops and all things odd & wonderful.
Originally from India, Nalisha Chouraria is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who studied visual communication design and interactive toy design at Srishti School of Design Bangalore. She went on to do a Masters in Designed Objects at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and another unique Masters in Child Culture Design at HDK, Sweden before founding this unconventional studio in 2015. Formerly she was a designer at award-winning agency Happy mcgarrybowen, graphic designer at TedX Gothenburg and the senior designer at Strawbees, a Swedish award-winning toy and educational startup.
During her early education, all her designs were termed as ‘cute’. This led her to question this very attribute and break out of it through experimentation with the unconventional. Whether it was the irregular toys she made for children that are sick of cute, or her designs for which she won several awards – a recurring theme in her work is the uncanny. She likes to leverage things she is unfamiliar with, and work outside of her comfort zone.
She is available for collaborations and commissions.