The Second Stage Powered by Squarespace

OFFSET is delighted to announce an exciting addition to OFFSET Sheffield with a dedicated second stage. Check out the crammed schedule over the two days packed full of talks, panels and discussions and powered by Squarespace. The timetable for this stage is here however we thought we would give you a taste of what to expect.


Day One at OFFSET Sheffield and first up on Friday morning is Pip Jamieson, founder of The Dots and she will be chatting about how to get the inside track when looking for a job in the creative industry. Nicknamed the LinkedIn of the Creative Industry, we think this presentation will spark great conversation over the weekend. Next up on the second stage will be the opportunity to get the lowdown on Circle from Squarespace. This new feature for designers and developers will change the way you build websites and so is not to be missed. Just before we break for lunch on Friday, we are excited to announce a special feature this year. We will be screening Playing Lynch, a collaboration between David Lynch & John Malkovich with help from Squarespace. We can’t give away too much information right now but we think it will be a welcomed addition to the schedule.


After lunch on Friday we will host a panel discussion about Sheffield’s distinctive cultural and creative ecosystem and how it is helping to nurture and grow businesses that are taking their products and services to a global market. Get thinking about your questions and queries now if you are looking to set up your own business, 2017 might be your year. Finally to top off a very productive day we have a great talk from the two Andys! Which Andys you ask? Altmann of Why Not Associates and Stevens, of Graphic Thought Facility who have been working together on a new way-finding project for Sheffield Institute of Arts. A brilliant new project with potential to change how we engage with buildings through way finding.


Day two of OFFSET Sheffield will begin with an exciting panel entitled, Cities of Tomorrow. The panel which will feature Ben Tew, DUST and Ed Bradbury and Florence Blanchard & Moderator Lisa Hassell from Inky Goodness, will explore the ways in which creatives can grow a city. This discussion will be a relaxed look at what is happening in Sheffield and how creatives can play a vital role in the future of cities.


The panel will then be followed by a chat with Mark Edwards of DR.ME who will discuss their year-long project ‘365 Days of Dating’ and how this evolved into their first book, “Cut That Out” with Thames Hudson, followed by a panel discussion with Aliyah Hussain, John Powell-Jones and Steve Hockett. On Saturday don’t forget to drop in to the second stage and catch  Aaron Duffy. Duffy, Creative Director SpecialGuest, New York, will be in conversation with Brian Herron about his work and recent projects. Including his poetic slow motion work for Squarespace.


One for the students and recent graduates, on the second stage on Saturday we are delighted to have an exciting panel called Routes into Design. Find out how to make it in the design industry with our panel featuring Pamela Bowman of SHU, Art Director and main stage speaker Shane Griffin, Alec Dudson of Intern Magazine and Paul Wilkes from MPC.


On Saturday afternoon, sit back, relax and get to know how an advert works with MPC, producer Richard Skinner (MPC Creative) and director Dan Henshaw (MPC) will discuss the process from concept to production on the Adidas Boss Everyone campaign. Leaders in their field, they craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen, so we are delighted to have them on the second stage, as well as the main stage. After MPC on Saturday, don’t miss our good friends at The Creativity Hub and our hero, LEGO Star Wars Chief Designer Jens Kronvold Frederiksen as they discuss ‘Kids Play: Designing The Future’. A panel discussion on the role of creativity in children’s development.


Last but not least we will be joined by previous main stage speaker, Morag Myerscough & Sheffield native, Cat Powell. Morag will be chatting about an exciting project that she has been working on the last few years, at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital in collaboration with Cat Powell and Avanti Architects. This insightful discussion will explore how design can really help heal.


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