Hothouse: Patrick Savile

Patrick Savile’s talk was the first of the Hothouse talks this year and in a new venue across the street from the old hall – which is a shame because I much prefered the vibe in there.

Having grown up on a solid diet of weird 70s sci-fi and fantasy, he creates worlds that hark back to the world of prog-rock album art, and takes leads from comics. He likes to create narratives in his work, however abstract it may seem. Patrick has worked as a freelance print designer for five years for the likes of Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Amazon, and when not working for the big boys, he also enjoys illustrating his own ideas, collaborating with people on album covers or painting things in his studio with his airbrush and his thoughts. –

I found Savile’s talk really interesting and actually something I think I needed to hear. He is a freelancer that has zig-zagged between graphic design, illustration and ‘art’ which I feel like I really late to as I don’t feel like I have a solid ‘path’. It helped me see that it’s alright not to have everything figured out but it’s also really important to start building connects in the industry!

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