With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, David Carson, Milton Glaser, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Micheal Bierut, Shepard Fairey, Tomi Ungerer, JR, Lance Wyman, George Lois and Louise Fili to grace our wonderful stages.
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.
We are committed to a multi-discipline approach to curation, inviting the most interesting and exciting practitioners from the fields of Graphic Design, Photography, Animation, Illustration, Fashion, Film, Industrial Design and Art.
Our speakers are makers, innovators and educators; carefully crafting every aspect of our visual landscape, helping us understand what’s gone before and inspiring us all in shaping the future. In this context we believe it’s vital to give an equal platform for the best-established and next generation local practitioners.
Yes the live industry focused conference experience is at the core of what we do but the 250 hours of educational and reference content available freely online provides an extraordinarily rich asset to any student or professional all year round. Over 3,500,000 users have already sought out our online Archive of conference lectures, presentations and interviews/panel discussion to enhance their skills, to learn new methods and processes, to gain a deeper understanding and wider appreciation of how to provide best practice creative solutions, career guidance and, most importantly to re-ignite passions essential for the development for those working in the creative industry, those looking for a career in the creative industry and the creative industry itself.
Attending Offset counts as part of your Continued Professional Development and is used by many businesses as the perequisite element of their employees professional training agenda.
Our growing publishing department in both print and web, workshops and screenings throughout the year keep us very busy!