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HotHouse provides an integrated service to its clients. The structure of our studio allows us to manoeuvre decisively in an environment that often requires a great degree of swiftness. We provide our clients with individualised attention and work both expediently and economically – in budget and on time.  With over fifteen years experience in our areas of specialisation, we are focused, committed to effective design and service excellence in all commissioned projects.

HotHouse is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and delivers customized concepts and design for each client, promoting a mixture of creative viewpoints and skills that keeps our work original and evolving. Each project, detail and deadline gets priority, and clients continue to profit from our style. With considerable experience — both nationally and internationally — in a wide range of visual communications, HotHouse has earned a reputation for contemporary design, a hardworking nature, superlative service and dedication to our clients. 

Our objective is to consistently provide our clients with intelligent solutions to their communication needs – solutions that deliver their values and ultimate success. We are committed to providing first class client service based on honesty, integrity, and reliability.

HotHouse offers a complete array of services which are designed to be used individually or as part of an integrated marketing campaign. We provide practical, tailor-made solutions to inform and influence the specified target audience. These services include but are not limited to:

Conceptual and graphic design 

Corporate brochures 

Corporate identity

Corporate newsletters

Coffee table books and magazines – design and art direction

Promotional and marketing materials

Full photographic services and styling

Print and production management

Copywriting, art direction, photographic research


We’ve had the privilege of working with a wide range of businesses, from young start ups, to national and global companies. HotHouse South Africa’s array of work reflects customized solutions designed to reflect our clients’ unique position within the marketplace. As part of our business ethos we also list amongst our clients a number of non-profit organisations for whom we work on a pro-bono basis.

Our client list includes:

Adriaans & Associates

Aveng Group

First Wave Media

GardenShop 

Harvard University Press

HSRC Press

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund

South African Women for Women

T-Systems South Africa

• The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

• University of Johannesburg (UJ)

University of the West Indies 

• WITS Business School

WITS School of Architecture and Planning

WITS University Press

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