Keynote SpeakerDominic Wilcox
Dominic works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative and thought-provoking objects. Dominic was born in Sunderland, and studied Visual Communication at Edinburgh College of Art. He has a Masters in Design Products from the Royal College of Art, and is currently based in London. Dominic’s versatile portfolio includes the design for a pair of shoes with inbuilt GPS to guide the wearer home and a stained glass, driverless car of the future. He has received commissions from Paul Smith, Selfridges, V&A, BMW Mini and Jaffa Cakes.
Founder, Arthouse Meath
Becky Sheraidah is the founder of ARTHOUSE Meath. The social enterprise has grown into a successful brand selling in 200 stockists, its own online store and a high street shop. The brand showcases uniquely stunning artworks on high-quality products. The uniqueness of the artwork comes from the uninhibited fresh drawings and paintings that are created by men and women living with severe epilepsy, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
Emily Millichip is an Edinburgh-based fashion designer, who makes fun and vibrant clothes with a vintage twist. Emily is known for her use of colourful prints and textiles, often sourced on her travels from across the world. Her inspirations include the tropics, Carmen Miranda, and good girls gone bad. Moving away from what is traditionally regarded as 'Scottish Design', Emily considers her work part of the global design conversation.
David Freer and Ed Watt spoke about O Street's latest project Roadliners, a short film that made a Glasgow roadliner cry (with joy of course!). The film is all about the uncelebrated typographers of the road, craftsmanship and inspiration. O Street currently have studios in Glasgow and London, and work with design clients all over the world.
Not so long ago craft and the handmade were central to design thinking. Nicholas Oddy, Head of Design History & Theory at Glasgow School of Art, opened the Craft Scotland Conference with a Pecha Kucha style presentation discussing the modern perceptions of craft.