The “Designers Designer” & the ” Visual Storyteller” at OFFSET Dublin 2018

Their names might not resonate with you immediately but when we start to list their impressive array of clients and astounding body of work, you will most definitely want to add the names of charismatic husband-and-wife creatives Stephen Doyle and Gael Towey to your wish list of “who to see” at OFFSET 2018.

“Compare and contrast. That’s what we offer each other, and that dynamic has infiltrated our 23 years together. Gael’s empire and my miniscule studio offer us both such insights into design, innovation, and energy and enthusiasm.”  Print Mag

“One of my favorite designers in the world and a true Artist with a capital A.”
Micheal Bierut, Pentagram

Stephen Doyle is recognized as the ultimate “designer’s designer,” merging imagination, intelligence, creativity and craftsmanship through incisive and enduring design. His numerous acccoldaes include the Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Award for Communication in 2010 & AIGA Medalist in 2014.

Creative director at Doyle Partners, Doyle’s unique ability to give words a deeper meaning in graphic form results in an intelligent, provocative body of work for clients including Esquire Magazine, Martha Stewart, IBM, Stephen Colbert, David Byrne, New Yorker, Vanity Fair and American Express.

Doyle’s most recent projects have ranged from creations for The New York Times and Wired or developing an unforgettable baseball field for a park on the site of the former Yankee Stadium. He believes in small studio production and loves its current mix of projects ranging from video, to sculpture, to architecture, to conventional graphics.

Gael Towey is the former creative director of Martha Stewart Living and the founder of Gael Towey and Co. Gael designed the inaugural issue of the magazine, initiating the magazine’s distinct and iconic visual style that would give life to the joy of creativity for the next 22 years and counting.

After 22 years at the creative helm of Martha Stewart Living, Gael stepped away in order to pursue her long-standing interest in narrative.  “Today I am endeavoring to translate those 20+ years of experience as a creative director and editor into short form profiles and I am working on a long form documentary about photography.”

Her great love is storytelling. “Portraits in Creativity,” the series of short-form documentary videos she directed and produced, seeks to capture the bravery of artists and artisans, and reveals the visual seduction of the creative process.