What is OFFF?

OFFF was born in Barcelona in 2001, to join talents, share creativity and inspire. Today it is the the most esteemed festival focused on visual design and innovation worldwide.

OFFF became a community inviting all those whom are eager to learn, to participate and get inspired in conferences, workshops, activities & performances, but most of all it is a meeting point for creators and emerging talents joining to get inspired and share new interests.

With more than 18 editions in a row stretched out in the Barcelona sun, OFFF takes place in the heart of Barcelona annually while it tours the world as OFFF on Tour for the rest of the year.

© Matteo Vegetti 2018

Why OFFF Vienna?

OFFF is more than just a Festival hosting innovative and international speakers. After having been fueled with fresh ideas by OFFF Barcelona’s spirit year after year, in 2018 we finally wanted to bring that creative spark to the city of Vienna and to all those curious minds who share the same passions & love for design as we do. At OFFF Vienna we want to connect, grow and inspire people through interdisciplinary art and creativity.

So let's go! Join us in OFFF Viennas second edition, a two day creative experience full of inspiration from influential creatives from all over the world on October 4th & 5th 2019.

Team

Julia Weithaler and Alexander Stern, Founders & Creative Directors of WEST Design Studio, have been inspired by the OFFF Festival for many years. After the 2017 conference they wondered, if Vienna and OFFF would be a match. As the first edition 2018 showed, they are!

We want to create a space that serves creative people for exchange and inspiration. OFFF Vienna sparks magic and enchants its visitors.

Julia Weithaler
Julia Weithaler

Host & Co-Founder

Julia is a Vienna based Creative Director & Designer with a soft spot for hand lettering, illustration and branding. She is partner at WEST Design Studio and has been collecting various pens since she was a child. Also she loves to annoy her co-workers by singing.

Alexander Stern
Alexander Stern

Host & Co-Founder

Alex is in real live digital designer & co-founder of WEST Design Studio, race bike cycler & punk rock afficionado. He loves patterns & portuguese tiles.

Lucas Martin
Lucas Martin

Interactive Developer

Lucas Martin is a french interactive developer. After his graduation at HETIC in France, and working in international agencies like AKQA and Wild, he decided to settle in Vienna for freelancing worldwide.

He is focused on merging ideas, design, graphics with programming in order to create visual and interactive digital experiences.

He has a keen interest in working with cut-edge technologies to bring an innovative user experience.

Silvia Lopez Ibarra
Silvia Lopez Ibarra

Silvia is one of three communications directors of the OFFF Vienna and is mainly taking care of the newsletter communication.
She is a Digitalista & Design Lover with more than 10 years in Digital Brand Communications & E-Commerce – Agency, Corporate, Fun Projects... you name it!

Anna Steppacher
Anna Steppacher

Anna is one of three communications directors of the OFFF Vienna and is mainly taking care of the social media presence.

Originally from southern Germany, Anna moved to Vienna to study journalism and eventually also work in Austrias capital. 

After becoming close friends with the rest of the OFFF team through her work as a social media manager, she volunteered at the first OFFF Vienna in 2018 and loved it. 

Fascinated by the festival and the design industry in general, she wanted to take a bigger part. So here she is, ready to stay!

Niels Söbbing
Niels Söbbing

Niels is one of the three communication directors and social media managers of OFFF Vienna.

Besides being part of the OFFF team he does something in „media" for a living but don’t ask.

He would argue that he has a surpassing taste in music. You should ask him about that. …Seriously, it’s fun.

Tobias Micko
Tobias Micko

Tobi just came out of design school and is the newcomer within the team. He's curious about creative minds and strategies so therefore hands-on wherever needed. You'll see him mostly around our amazing volunteers and the venue

Dominique Köhler
Dominique Köhler

Dominique is an art director for Spaces, Moments and Film. She works beyond borders to create advanced combinations no one has thought of before. She’s a dynamic, focused minimalist who lives her life in Color. Although she’s born in the North, she belongs in the South.

Hit her up if you want to play frisbee sometime.