With over 2,500 attendees to our DUBLIN event each year, OFFSET has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. This year we are stretching our wings and coming across the pond to host our first international OFFSET in the historic Shoreditch Town Hall in London’s East End this November 12th and 13th.


Representing industry at all levels, our speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects and will speak about their work, ideas and inspirations, giving audiences an insight into their practices and personal perspectives on their careers over the course of the two-day event.



Tomi Ungerer (photo credit: Nicole Bachmann)

Following his standing ovation performance at OFFSET Dublin earlier this year (well deserved it was too), we are delighted to again host the award-winning children’s author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer. Tomi will be joined in conversation by a surprise guest as he takes us through his generation spanning career.

Other OFFSET Dublin alumni are the wonderfully quirky, inspiring and inventive creative director Erik Kessels from Dutch agency KesselsKramer and Graphic Thought Facility’s Andy Stevens both having established themselves as two of the most sought after agencies in Europe, examples include store environments for M&S, Comms for Aer Lingus, re-branding for Hans Brinker Hostel,  exhibition design for the Science Museum and campaigns for the Frieze Art Fair.

McBess is one of the most interesting illustrators and animators working today. His work has recently graced the walls of the London Underground for TFL’s “Travel Better” campaign.  Rachel Thomas sits somewhere between an art director and set-designer and her work spans many media from print to installation. Her clients include Stella McCartney, Mulberry, Hermes, Topshop, Ikea, London Underground and Sotheby’s.


Left & right: Work by Rachel Thomas

Award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail’s love of inks, paints and watercolours have led her to create a series of captivating and charming picture books. Her bright and energetic illustrations are evidence that the golden age of Irish children’s book illustration is continuing apace.

Pony - ON Photo book for Eamon Doyle

“ON” Photo book for Eamon Doyle design by PONY

From Pony Ltd is graphic designer and agent provocateur Niall Sweeney, whose work ranges from popular culture to avant-garde, creating for print, screen, three dimensions and performance. Artist Seb Lester’s passion and obsession are letterforms. Seb has developed typefaces for some of the worlds biggest companies, publications and events, including NASA. His recent filmed exercises have garnered millions of views and fans online – he is the king of typographic social media!

Chris Gallery, head of strategy at Advertising Agency Mother London – over the years they have been responsible for memorable campaigns for IKEA, Stella Artois and Coca Cola.

Left & Right: Mase, Higher Ground, installation in Sydney 2015

Left & Right: Maser, Higher Ground – installation in Sydney 2015

Maser’s colourful murals and positive messages are synonymous with Dublin. His collaborations with artists such as JR and Conor Harrington and U2 have helped establish him in the contemporary art world.

Check out our SPEAKERS page for a full list.

TICKETS are available now and range from £100-£200 with discounts for groups and students.