At Kingston we regularly invite in many of the industries top illustrators, animators, designers and publishers to come and talk to the students. These are invaluable sessions, giving an insight into the practise and career paths of the guest speakers.
Recent Guest Speakers include
Sir Peter Blake gave a talk to Kingston students about his 28yr long project illustrating Dylan Thomas’s Undermilkwood.
Peter joined by his daughter Rose Blake (Ex- kingston illustration student) described his practise and research methods that led to this epic project that spanned nearly 3 decades. The current first year students are working with Undermilkwood as part of their classic text project so this gave them a wonderful insight into the development and creation of this unique body of work by one of Britain’s most respected Artists.
Shelley Page – Head of Talent at Dreamworks gave a talk about new worldwide animation.
David Hughes – Ilustrator
Matt Marsh – Ex Kingston student, now Producer at Blink animation talked about his animation career and recent projects such as the Bear and Hare advert for John Lewis
Darrel Rees – Darrel has worked as an illustrator since 1986, joining influential London studio ‘Big Orange’ in 1992. He founded illustration agency Heart (London) in 1994 and HeartUSA Inc (New York) in 2001. He contributed to The Education of an Illustrator (by Steven Heller), is the author of “How to Be an Illustrator” (LKP,London, 2008) and has written for Eye magazine. He is a member of the Society of Publication Designers in New York and D&AD in the UK, acting as a jury foreman on its awards scheme and is also a visiting lecturer at various Universities in the UK.
Maggie Li – Illustrator, Founder of Zombie Collective and Art Director at Okido Magazine
Daniel Boyle - Animator and Director at Treat Studios
Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits – Animator and founding member of Moth Collective
Nina Cosford – Illustrator
Sarah Dyer – Illustrator
Paul Davis – Illustrator
Morton Moorland – Political Cartoonist Times
Laura Carlin – Illustrator
Tom Gauld – Illustrator
Chris Riddell – Observer cartoonist and illustrator
Steve Smith – Neasden Control Centre
Andrew Gent - Chief Animator on Fanatstic Mr Fox, Corpse Bride, Coraline
Adrain Johnson – Illustrator
Sara Fanelli – illustrator
Nanette Hoogslag PHD Thesis – What is editorial Illustration going to do in the online relam?
Max Howard – Producer – Creating an effective story and how to pitch it
Max Howard created and ran studios for Disney in London, Paris, Orlando and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney’s most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. As President of Warner Bros Feature Animation he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.
Ben Noorland – Art Director Walker Books
Patrick Burgoyne- editor of Creative Review- Discussing How to make Creative Connections in his Creative Careers seminar.