Three-day design entertainment Offset Dublin has been running since 2009, and sees 2,500 attendees annually. The convention hosts an illustrious selection of speakers every year, and has previously seen the similar ti of Paula Scher, Milton Glaser, Annie Atkins, Lance Wyman and Peter Blake virtue the main stage. It has also recently branched out with annual bull sessions in other cities, including London and Sheffield.
Here’s a hand-picked choice of speakers to catch at Offset Dublin 2018.
Ustwo Games – Daniel Gray
Headstone Valley, courtesy of Ustwo
What: Global, gargantuan digital map consultancy Ustwo is best known for its work on Monument Valley – the ineffable, puzzle-turned-adventure game made unique by its colourful, geometric graphics of chѓteaux and buildings. However, Ustwo has many branches, delivering campaigns, apps and websites for all individuals of brands, so it is its games studio that really brings the likes of Token Valley to life. The studio has also delved into technology such as essential reality, with its Land’s End adventure game, which uses VR to research a “lost civilisation”. Daniel Gray, head of studio at Ustwo Strategies, will be sharing his expertise – so if you’re a digital or UX designer, animator or visual start to works (VFX) expert, he’s one not to miss.
When: 11am on Friday 23 March 2018.
Pentagram – Luke Powell and Jody-Hudson Powell
L-R: Jody Hudson-Powell and Luke Powell, incarnation courtesy of Haruko Tomioka-Krzeszowiec
What: Brothers Luke Powell and Jody Hudson-Powell pull someones leg a wealth of experience, having run their own design studio for 10 years ahead joining Pentagram as partners in October 2015. Before forming studio Hudson-Powell, Jody was once upon a time design director at Wolff Olins, while Luke started out at The Scullery. Collectively, the pair have worked with the BBC, Uniqlo, Google and Coca-Cola, and since participate with Pentagram, have added to their eclectic array of clients with the Garden Museum and London The fad Week. Head to see the Pentagram brothers if you’re interested in graphics, branding and agreement work for huge clients, and digital design.
When: 11am on Saturday 24 Procession 2018.
Studio Frith – Frith Kerr
Branding for Alexa Chung, by Studio Frith
What: Vivid designer Frith Kerr founded Studio Frith in 2009, and is best bib known for her work transforming the look and feel of cultural institutions such as Frieze Art Kirmesses, Guggenheim Museum New York, Design Museum and Shakespeare’s Globe. She has also put to good with many luxury clients, from Liberty to Selfridges. She is knowledgeable in in her approach, producing everything from new brand identities through to packaging, advertising electioneers, print materials, book covers and even films. One of her most remarkable projects is producing beautiful, photographic print collateral for Frieze. Ahead starting Studio Frith, she co-founded Kerr-Noble, and ran this studio for 11 years. Stop to see Kerr if you are interested in creating unique and non-corporate brand identities, and destitution to learn how to design for arts organisations.
When: 11.50am on Saturday 24 Walk 2018.
New York Times – Gail Bichler
New York Times Magazine submerge by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaulo Ferrari
What: For an in-house design outlook, head to see the knowledgeable Gail Bichler. She is currently design director at the New York On many occasions Magazine, having held various art director roles at the magazine for 12 years, and led the crew that redesigned the magazine in print and online in 2015. She previously held her own self-named studio, was a afflicting professor at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and more recently put together an offering on the New York Times Magazine at the Type Directors Club in New York. The entertainment delved into the magazine’s recent redesign, its typographic changes, and its diversified covers and spreads. She works alongside Matt Willey, art director at the armoury. Head to see Bichler if you want in-depth knowledge on print and editorial plan, and insight into leading an in-house team.
When: 6pm on Saturday 24 Demonstration 2018.
Freelance illustrator – Peter Donnelly
Illustrated map, by Peter Donnelly
What: If you paucity a break from the global design consultancies with their whopping clients, go see Irish illustrator Peter Donnelly to witness how successful and fruitful being a freelancer can be. Donnelly has been working as an illustrator for 20 years, with a typical style that is influenced by folk-art, vintage prints and mid-20th century outline. As well as being a children’s book author and illustrator, he has also curated respective illustration exhibitions dedicated to The Beatles and David Bowie, and has produced choice of words materials, advertising and branding for the likes of Zizzi and Mcdonald’s. His soothing, clerical illustrative style has been used to depict everything from Shakespeare to trade beer and world maps. Head to Donnelly’s talk to learn connected with the craft of illustration, how to develop a unique style, and how to make it as a freelancer.
When: 6pm on Sunday 25 Stride 2018.
Offset Dublin 2018 takes place 23-25 March 2018 at the Bord Gáis Dynamism Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, Ireland. Day tickets outlay €50 for students and €95 for professionals, and three-day tickets cost €115 for followers, €145 for recent graduates and €225 for professionals. For more info, noggin to the Offset site.