Illustration at OFFSET Sheffield


We’re very lucky to host two wonderful contemporary illustrators. Both are multi award-winning, prolific, influential as well as being really nice people! They perfectly encapsulate the modern illustrator working across a multitude of platforms from editorial, books, packaging, animation, posters and even ceramics.

We are really looking forward to them providing insights into their process and aesthetic when take to our stage in Sheffield in less than 7 weeks on October 21st & 22nd.


“My work is nostalgic because I was surrounded by nostalgic imagery, as well as stories of the past when I was younger. This has then gone on to inform themes that I revisit, together with icons or a bias in my work.”
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“I usually have up to 10 jobs on my desk at any one time so when I do hit creative block I simply move onto another job. Usually my blocks are about problem solving, finding the right imagery to get a complex message across – these tend to sit at the back of my brain and work themselves out.”

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“The most important thing is to be curious – you need to keep collecting information and that will lead to imagination”

Tomi Ungerer, Offset Dublin 2015

We’ve been so fortunate to host many great illustrators over the years at Offset, why not head over to our extensive Archive for talks from Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Dave McKean, Oliver Jeffers, Emily Forgot, Jon Burgerman, Rilla Alexander, VON, Daniel Danger, Chris Judge, Niamh Sharkey, Andrew Rae, Bjorn Rune Lie and many more.




OFFSET Sheffield will form part of Sheffield’s Catalyst Festival of Creativity and will be the opening event of Sheffield’s Design Week.

Confirmed speakers so far: Wolfgang Weingart | Marta Veludo | MPC | Alan Aboud | Aaron Duffy | Jens Kronveld Frederiksen | Droga5 | The Creativity Hub | Pentagram | Laura Carlin | Shane Griffin | Steve Simpson | Ian Anderson/TDR | Studio Laucke Siebein | Moving Brands | Morag Myerscough | Why Not Associates | Graphic Thought Facility … with more TBC




Tickets prices range from £60-£200 with discounts for Groups and Students as well as Day tickets.

Ticket price includes the following –

  • Entry to the conference
  • Goodie bag
  • Free entry to the OFFSET Delegate Party

If you are a student you can avail of the student ticket price of £100 giving you a whooping £100 discount. Please send on a scan or photo of your student ID to for further information.

Professionals can also avail of a 20% discount on tickets for groups of 5+. If your company would like to purchase tickets directly from OFFSET or if you require an invoice, please contact us us directly.

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