We are heading to the OFFF BCN Design Festival!

Dive in to read about the inspiring participants.

OFFF Barcelona is an annual creative culture festival that will take place March 23-25 in Barcelona, Spain. A three-day festival of creativity, art, and digital design in Barcelona, OFFF, will once again bring together creative industry leaders who set the trend for new images and aesthetics in art, design, and entertainment, as well as in post-digital society.

OFFF Barcelona 2023 is a great opportunity for UX designers to increase their skills and gain recognition. Furthermore, it offers a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with people from different backgrounds, disciplines, and industries. With inspiring lectures, interactive experiences, and entertaining activities, OFFF Barcelona is the perfect place to expand your network, learn new skills, and have fun.

Sixty-five speakers from creativity, design, visual arts, and digital culture are in the lineup for the 22nd edition. Below are some of the inspiring keynotes I recommend attending:

SomeForm is a digital marketing agency based in Berlin, Germany that specializes in content creation for a variety of digital platforms. The agency works with a wide range of clients from a variety of industries – including fashion, lifestyle, and technology. SomeForm offers services from strategy and concept development to content creation, design, and analytics, harnessing their expertise to develop and execute tailored digital marketing campaigns to help clients reach their goals.
Check out their talk on Thursday, March 23 15:40-16:30 at And.

Found is a London-based studio that creates design-led experiences for web, mobile, and physical products. The studio is known for its creative approach, which combines design, technology, and business strategy to create experiences that are both engaging and impactful. The studio also works across a range of products, from web and mobile apps to physical products, such as wearables and connected devices.
Check out their talk on Thursday, March 23 16:25-17:15 at Roots.

NotReal is a virtual production studio based in Madrid, Spain specializing in films, television series, and interactive experiences. NotReal has produced numerous short films, television series, and interactive projects, and has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Netflix, HBO, and Disney. The team of filmmakers and animators at NotReal are constantly pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling, with a focus on creating engaging and impactful stories that can be enjoyed across multiple platforms.
Check out their talk on Thursday, March 23 16:40-17:30 at And.

David Carson is an American graphic designer, art director, and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design and his experimental, eclectic, and often controversial typographical solutions. Carson attended the OFFF Barcelona festival in 2018, where he presented his work and discussed his unorthodox approach to typography – including the use of unconventional font sizes and colors, and how breaking the rules can often result in the most interesting solutions. He also shared his thoughts on the importance of taking risks, and how being creative is an essential part of being a successful designer.
Check out Carson’s talk on Friday, March 24 17:25-18:15 at Roots.

Iregular Digital Art Studio in Montreal, Canada specializes in creating and producing interactive media experiences. Founded in 2009, the studio has been providing a wide range of digital services such as web design, video production, motion graphics, 3D animation, and video game development. They also work closely with clients to design and develop custom interfaces and interactive experiences. Iregular Studio has produced award-winning digital art and animation, including the Emmy Award-winning “Jurassic World”, and the Academy Award-nominated “The Revenant.”
See their talk on Friday, March 24 19:30-20:20 at Open Room.

James Victor is an American art director, designer, and author best known for his work in the fields of graphic design, film and television, and product design. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Title Design for his work on the series “The Americans.” His work has been featured in publications such as Communication Arts and Print Magazine, and he has been featured in multiple books on design. He is the author of the book “Designing Content: A Guidebook for Product Designers” – a comprehensive guide to the design process.
Check out Victor’s talk on Friday, March 24 19:45-20:35 at Roots.

Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist and typographer based in Sydney. She is best known for her hand drawn typography and intricate illustrations, which have been featured in publications, books, and exhibitions around the world. Her work often draws on the craftsmanship and traditional techniques of signwriting, and combines these with digital technology and modern materials. She has also designed custom typefaces, logos and packaging for many international brands.
See O’Brien’s talk on Friday, March 24 20:45-21:35 at Roots.

Kelly Anna is a freelance artist and illustrator based in the UK. She works in both traditional and digital mediums to create art and illustrations for clients across a range of industries. Her work is often described as vibrant and colorful, often featuring bold patterns, shapes, and abstract forms. She has exhibited her work in galleries across the UK, and has had her pieces featured in publications such as Vogue and The Guardian. Anna also creates bespoke pieces for clients and recently designed a mural for a London fashion store.
See Anna’s talk on Saturday, March 25 12:30-13:20 at Open Room.

JamHot is a digital creative agency based in Glasgow, Scotland. They specialize in creating digital experiences that help brands to engage with their customers. Their team of experienced developers, designers, and strategists help businesses to develop innovative strategies, create engaging websites, and design compelling mobile applications. They are passionate about delivering solutions that are tailored to their clients’ specific needs, helping them to create successful digital products and campaigns.
Check out their talk on Saturday, March 25 15:00-15:50 at Open Room.

Media.Monks is a global creative production partner. Founded in 2001, they have over 1,500 Monks working across 18 offices in 12 countries. They create integrated content for digital, campaigns, and experiences, with a focus on innovation and technology. They offer services such as creative, development, design, strategic, and production. Their goal is to bring creative ideas to life with the help of technology.
Check out their talk on Saturday, March 25 15:40-16:30 at And.

Brian Collins is a creative director, author, and speaker. He is the founder of COLLINS, a strategic design firm based in New York City. He is the co-author of the book, “The Designful Company: How to Build a Culture of Nonstop Innovation,” and the author of the upcoming book, “Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility (And How You Can Too).” Collins focuses on helping companies create more meaningful and purposeful experiences, products, and services. He has worked with many of the world’s leading organizations including Google, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, PepsiCo, and the United Nations.
Check out Collins’s talk on Saturday, March 25 20:45-20:35 at Roots.

That’s all from us! Don’t forget to check back in to learn about our impressions from the design weekend.

Ronny Basik

Ronny Basik

Product Designer