Offset Sheffield: October Inspiration!

Offset Sheffield Design

Following a successful first UK edition last November in London, we are very excited to announce that we are heading “Up North” this October for Offset Sheffield. Our home, for what will be our 10th Offset, will be the beautiful Crucible Theatre.

Taking place on October 21st and 22nd, OFFSET Sheffield will be part of the Sheffield Catalyst Festival of Creativity (running until November) as well as a key element in kicking off Sheffield’s Design Week (22nd – 30th October 2016). Both have an exciting and varied programme, including exhibitions, workshops, talks, design conferences, installations, product launches, open studios and walking trails joining together venues across Sheffield.

Offset Sheffield: Who can you expect to see?

Wolfgang Weingart

We are honored that Wolfgang, the legendary Graphic Designer & Typographer, will grace our Offset Sheffield stage. He is regarded as one of the most unconventional designers of the second half of the twentieth century. His view of typography, his experimental work and his unconventional teaching methods continue even today to shape visual design and training courses for young typographers all over the world.

Marta Veludo

Inspired by the pop-culture, folk art, pound shops and tumblr, fascinated by inventions, colour, movement and compositions. Marta designs & conceptualises for both cultural and commercial fields. Whether in the digital realm or on a three-dimensional scale, she combines different disciplines and mediums to build engaging experience

Jens Kronvold Frederiksen

Developing from a hobbyist model maker to Design Director of the LEGO Star Wars team is no small feat. Jens has been working at LEGO as a product designer since 1998 where his role quickly progressed to Creative Lead. As Design Director Jens has created LEGO Star War’s largest project in the Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collector’s set and has oversaw a phenomenally successful product lines with Star Wars, Harry Potter and Batman.


Recently promoted in May 2016 to Group Creative Directors at Droga5, Felix Richter and Alexander Nowak, AKA “The Germans” are arguably two of the best in today’s advertising industry. Most recently, the pair was behind the powerful spot created for Under Armour athlete, Michael Phelps in the lead up to the Summer games. The spot was awarded two Yellow Pencils for Film Craft at D&AD, 4 Gold Lions for Film and Film Craft and the coveted Grand Prix in Film Craft at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

Studio Laucke Siebein

Studio Laucke Siebein is a design studio based in Amsterdam and Berlin. Dirk Laucke and Johanna Siebein specialise in creative strategies, dynamic identities, book- and web design for cultural as well as commercial clients. They combine a strategic approach with high-quality design within the scope of different media.

Laura Carlin

Laura is an award winning (BIB) UK Illustrator for her books The Iron Man and A World of Your Own, she has also drawn for a whole host of publications including The New Yorker, The Guardian and Vogue, and is a dab hand with a chunk of clay too! Laura has been voted, by the Art Director’s Club of America an ADC Young Gun, one of the 50 most influential creatives under 30 years of age.

Alan Aboud

Alan is one of the best known creative directors in fashion and beauty, and co-founder of creative studio ABOUD+ABOUD. This Dubliner has had an uninterrupted relationship with designer Paul Smith for over 25 years which gave him a control over the look and feel of the brand that is unique in the fashion world. ABOUD+ABOUD has also been internationally recognised working for other global fashion & lifestyle brands including ZARA, Levi’s, H&M, LVMH, River Island and Gap Kids amongst others.

Full Lineup:

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 & more TBC


Previous Offset Testimonials:

“The energy in the room…it’s pretty amazing.”
Brownbag Films (Twice Oscar Nominated & Multiple Emmy Winning Animation Studio)

“Fantastic to come to a festival like OFFSET when the audience are full of people who are really dedicated to the work.”
Forsman & Bodenfors (Most awarded Advertising Agency in the World 2015)

“An impeccably curated three days. Exhausting but inspiring, the conference once again captured the energy and restless nature of contemporary design as well as celebrating the work of established practitioners.”
Eye Magazine Review of OFFSET Dublin 2016


Tickets are available now!

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Tickets prices range from £60-£200 with discounts for groups and students.

Ticket price includes entry to the conference, an exclusive OFFSET goodie bag and 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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