We had a great talk from Alex from Dazzleship come talk to us in one of our Hot House sessions. Dazzleship are a creative studio based in London that work in many different fields such as script writing, art direction, motion graphics, video production, 3D animation and CGI, commericals, UI design, photography, graphic design and illustration (among others!). They call themselves a creative team of thinkers, makers and doers and they have worked with many big brands.
We had illustrator Jow Cruz come talk to us about how he went from student to professional and his journey through jobs and internships. It was a really interesting talk and he seemed really lovely. I hadn’t seen his work before but I think it is really awesome! As someone who has played with illustration and fashion myself (and still have a lot of interest in) I think his work is so colourful, bold and striking.
On the last day of term we had our last Hot House talk from none other than our own tutor Cecile! She teaches us third years Professional Practice which is part of the Design Competition Module. The talk was on how to set up our own studio / how to plan your success. It was a really useful talk on planning and organising and tips and advice on setting up your own business/studio.
The second talk as part of the Hot House was from Paul Jenkins from the Triple Double studio. It was an insightful talk about the practice of designing and how to go about working. His points were to collaborate, create, experiment, test etc. He really went through important things to think about and remember during our studies and in industry.
As part of the universities Hot House to bring people from industry in to work or talk with us. The first of the talks was by Emily Gosling from It’s Nice That who gave us a forty five minute talk about the company/studio and how they run their space and practice and talking to us about the industry. I will admit I had never been onto their website before the talk but had of course heard about it and knew it was something I needed to get into and after the talk and hearing what it was about and how it was organised and the kind of content I was very interested to start looking and reading and have been on it since!