Creative Festival



OFFSET is a 3 day creative conference held annually in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Every year the very best of Irish and International creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures, interviews and discussions.

“Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to curating, OFFSET features industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more"

Previous speakers feature incredibly talented practitioners such as Massimo & Lella Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, Louise Fili, Neville Brody, Vaughan Oliver, Dave McKean, Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh, droga5, David Carson, Erik Kessels/Kesselkrammer, Shepard Fairey/OBEY, Oliver Jeffers, Jon Burgerman, Mother, JR, Tara McPherson, HORT, Maser, Marian Bantjes, PONY, James Jean, Seymour Chwast, Emily Forgot, Sarah Illenberger and many, many more.

The main stage is overflowing with insightful, original thinking. Speakers demonstrate their vision and prowess to creatively drive everything from huge global campaigns to awe inspiring personal projects. Since its inception in 2009, OFFSET has risen to become one of the world's most distinguished creative events in the world attracting 2,500 attendees for its 2014 event.


Originally set up by Bren Byrne, Richard Seabrooke and Peter O’Dwyer, OFFSET is now run by Ways & Means under the creative direction of Bren Byrne and Lisa Haran.

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