Prince’s Trust #YOUTHCANDOIT - 2018

“I’d never really considered myself as an artist before, let alone one who could make a business out of it, but a friend recommended speaking to The Prince’s Trust, and that got me thinking about the commercial potential of my work.” Onome joined the Enterprise programme, which helps young people looking for self-employment to explore and test their ideas, and to start their own business.

Mollie Makes - 2018

Cockpit Arts - 2018

Onome Otite is an illustrative textile artist who uses a variety of self-taught techniques to create her artworks. She has built her business in just a few years thanks to the support of the Cockpit Arts | The Prince’s Trust Creative Careers Programme, which she joined in 2016. She has won several newcomer awards, exhibited her work in central London and recently designed the front cover for style bible Estila magazine.


Estila Magazine - 2018

My starting point for this volume was the cover collaboration we did with collagist and artist, Onome Otite. I came across Onome during the Cockpit Arts open days when I had the opportunity to see her work close up and we also talked about her creative process. I love how she uses fabrics – how she mixes textures and patten, and manipulates the materials in her work. I’m so pleased how the cover has been received so far. She is such a talented lady. 

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Bloomsbury Journal - 2018

Her figurative illustrations using textiles and printed materials started life in her living room, and she admits that pre-Cockpit she would never have considered a shared studio. “But actually… you get so much more out of it. You see more, you share more ideas… You learn a lot, whether that’s a new technical skill or about a show, stockist or supplier.” The transferral of knowledge has come full circle now in the large, airy studio she shares.

Evening Standard - 2017


The Progress 1000 - 2017

The power of the smile was much in evidence at the culmination of the Progress 1000 campaign event celebrating London’s Most Influential People at Tate Modern. The event was attended by Invisalign ambassadors Saira Khan and Andy Friedlander, as well as by two up-and-coming entrepreneurs – Onome Otite and Dr Rob McInerney who are part of Invisalign`s mentoring programme. 

Evening Standard - 2017

As part of this year’s Progress 1000, we asked some of London’s most influential leaders to mentor four aspiring entrepreneurs. Over the course of the past six months they’ve shared resources, contacts and advice. So what have been the most valuable lessons learned — by both sides — along the way? Caroline Rush CBE, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, mentored textiles artist Onome Otite.

Evening Standard - 2017

In the second part of our Progress 1000 and Invisalign mentorship pairings textile artist Onome Otite and her mentor recap on accomplishments. As CEO of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush is continuously meeting designers, venues and investors to promote British fashion. “I’m more than happy to carve out a bit of time to share my experience with young designers if I can,” she says.


Evening Standard - 2017

Meet the four former Progress 1000-ers who are passing on their experience to the next generation. For this year’s Progress 1000 — our annual celebration of the people whose influence across London is felt most keenly by those living in the capital — Invisalign, one of the event sponsors, has matched some of the city’s most influential leaders in their fields with four emerging talents of tomorrow. 

Onome Otite, Art Discussion: In Conversation with Adelaide Damoah - 2017

Nigerian Artist in UK creates stunning Artwork from Traditional Cloth - 2016