Craig Oldham

Craig Oldham. A fucking legend in the fucking making. Oldham bought humour, passion, creativity, happiness, sadness and a lot of bad language to the hothouse talk. It was extremely refreshing to hear such a different approach to a presentation about yourself. Don’t judge a book by its cover, is a saying I now understand. Amongst … More Craig Oldham


Lakwena Maciver bought a very organic, thoughtful, and passionate talk to the hothouse. Lakwena has produced work for clients such as Nike, Converse, Diesel and Clinique. Lakwena works with extremely bold, bright, flat colours and typography. She began her presentation with a little insight into where and how she got inspired into making art. Her love for typographical features … More Lakwena

Dazzle Ship

Alex Donne-Johnson (above) held a presentation for the hothouse talk. He is Creative Director of design company Dazzle Ship. Dazzle Ship use film, animation, lighting, photography and 3D effects to produce work for their clients. The company have produced work for such commercial adverts as Adidas, Asics, JD Sport and Heineken. They do charity work, involving themselves … More Dazzle Ship

Cecilie Barstad

HOW TO SET UP YOUR OWN STUDIO!   Cecilie Barstad gave a lecture about how to establish yourself and where to establish yourself within the industry of design. Cecilie gave a presentation of ways in which to help ourselves at making our own business/studio/services. The elevator pitch. This is a technique in which helps enhance your social skills in a … More Cecilie Barstad

Sarah Boris

Sarah Boris. French. A graphic designer. Enthusiastic. Driven. Focused….But my word can she talk fast. It was hard to hear some of the things she had to say, and some of the presentation slides went past to quickly to even grab photos. However, Sarah’s passion for great design shows through in the way she talks about what kind … More Sarah Boris

Paul Jenkins

HotHouse Talk by Paul Jenkins Paul Jenkins was fantastic! He had just an inspiring approach to his talk. He has had such a great run of projects and has made a real good name for himself. Also started up a company, by himself, called TripleDoubleStudio. He gave us a talk which focused around his process … More Paul Jenkins