HiFest will have a dedicated seminar room that will host a number of talks, panels and Q&A’s with some of the industry’s leading practitioners.

HiFest - Wishlist (Scott Garret / Griff)‘WISHLIST’ (1pm)

Screening & Talk with Scott Garrett & Griff

What would you do ask for if you were granted one wish? Scott Garrett and Andrew (Griff) Griffin discuss the collaborative journey of their highly successful animated short Wishlist – from the original illustrations, to a Channel 4 commission (and beyond)


HiFest - Oliveir Kugler‘AN ILLUSTRATOR’S JOURNEY’ (2pm)

Internationally renowned reportage illustrator Olivier Kugler presents his latest project on Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan. Documenting their lives and circumstances during this recent time of unrest.


HiFest - Fifty Years Of Illustration’50 YEARS OF ILLUSTRATION’ (3PM)

Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of the School of Design.

Lawrence Zeegen talks about his new book ‘50 Years of Illustration’ which looks at contemporary illustration’s impact on design, while popular culture is investigated through introductory essays and profiles of leading practitioners, accompanied by examples of their greatest work.


HiFest - Illustration Online‘ILLUSTRATION ONLINE’ (4PM)

A panel of top illustrators will discuss how they have used social media platforms to develop personal projects, build audiences, gain the attention of clients and create highly successful careers in the world of illustration.


If you would like to attend a talk, please email your name and the name of talk to rsvp@hifest.co.uk as space will be limited on the day.