After a few technical difficulties, we got round to this week’s Hothouse Talk with Sofia Clausse, a graphic designer from Portugal, who studied in the UK and US, and who is currently living in London to work with Google Creative Lab.
When Alice Moloney came into the Cass today I couldn’t pin where I’d seen her face before. But it was from Will Hudson’s presentation during the Making a Living Week when he had shown us the team working behind It’s Nice That’s Anyways.
The last Hothouse Talk of 2016, was from branding company Family (and Friends) who create healthy, natural, ethical brands. Many of these brands you would have seen on shelves and are the first thought when you think of a healthy brand.
Today’s Hothouse talk has been one of many this week, but today was Dan Dawson of Grand Visual who told us to close our notepads, not to take notes and just listen so this blog post may sound brief.
The start of Making a Living Week has been intense to say the least. It’s been extremely beneficial because I enjoy hearing from practitioners in Hothouse. The end of the day was a talk from Alec Dudson, editor and founder of Intern magazine.
Part of the Making a Living Week talks included the Handsome Frank Illustration Agency and we were given a brilliant talk from one of the co-founders Tom. He had so much knowledge to share with us and I regret not recording everything for later reference!
Kicking off Making a Living Week was Will Hudson from It’s Nice That, Printed Pages, Anyways and Lecture In Progress (he’s a busy guy!). I feel like this talk was a long time coming as it was through the Cass that I’d learnt about It’s Nice That and we often refer to them during projects.
I didn’t realise it was already Hothouse Talk week until Emily came into the studio this morning! Today we were host to Russell Weekes, illustrator, designer and professional experimenter.
Funnily enough I have already heard today’s Hothouse Talk given by Alistair Hall as he is one of our tutors in the Impression Studio. He has produced work for Penguin and his own studio as well as get involved in the world of monsters…
For the first Hothouse Talk of the year we had Naomi Games, daughter of graphic designer Abram Games, come in and allow us an insight into her father’s career and process. This was an inspiring conversation about a man who was both confident in his abilities and courageous in character.