With over 100 speakers from all over the globe OFFSET has fast become one of the most inspirational and educational creative conferences in the world. We were very happy to attend this year and soak up some serious design inspiration.
Set in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, OFFSET comprises of 2 stages as well as different workshops and exhibitors. We were able to get a little taste of a diverse range of industries such as Graphic Design, Photography, UI/UX, Animation, Gaming, Illustration, Fashion, Film, Industrial Design and Art.
We wanted to share some of our favourite bits, while it’s all still fresh in our heads, so check out a recap of some of our highlights from this year below!
The extremely talented and innovative agency Adam & Eve/DDB represented by CCO Richard Brim stole the show on Friday afternoon.
Widely known for their tear jerking (and multi Award winning!) Christmas campaigns including Monty the Penguin” & “ Buster” & most recently “Moz the Monster for John Lewis. The key take away from Brim’s hilarious & inspiring presentation was ‘Don’t ever be scared about saying something stupid, sometimes the most stupid ideas are where the magic happens’’.
Their campaign for Skittles saw them handing over their ‘rainbow’ to London Pride for the annual Pride Festival, meaning the Skittles packaging were a standout white for a short period of time on shelf.
‘’During Pride, only one rainbow matters. So we’ve given up ours to show support.”
Chris Ware took to the stage on Day 2 , he is an extremely humble, witty and talented illustrator/cartoonist responsible for a variety of beautifully illustrated New Yorker covers. He humbly stated that he ‘’makes it up as he goes along’’ which seems unfathomable as we look at his highly detailed covers!
Hailing from Dublin, the home grown hero Peter Donnelly spoke through his illustration process for food packaging (as well as picture books etc!). His fascination with mid century illustration shines through in his beautifully simplistic style.
A common thread throughout the weekend was to simply ‘go create’ and that partnership is key, be it colleagues or clients, we all have knowledge & skills to share. Here at Greenhouse, we’re feeling inspired and are already looking forward to OFFSET 2019!
– by Marie O’Riordan