Hello, I’m Bren Byrne

What excites me? Work that impacts culture, that is inspired by culture and how people live. I love collaborating with passionate and dedicated teams. I embrace research and finding niche insights that resonate. From initial concepts, writing and design, to building decks and presenting to clients through to production and promotion, the whole process excites me.

As a creative strategist, creative director, visual artist, designer, illustrator and curator over a 20 year period, I have developed advertising campaigns, branding, strategic planning, produced experiential activations, and digital events, founded festivals, curated exhibitions, designed and published magazines and books for brands in Tech, Finance, Education, Food & Beverages, Public Sector and Charity inc. IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, Norwegian Air, Zurich Insurance, Kerrygold, MSF, DCC, Jameson, Absolut, Heineken, Becks and Guinness.

I am a creative entrepreneur co-founding the international cultural festival OFFSET in 2009. OFFSET has developed into one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational festivals for the design, branding and creative industries filling venues throughout the city with over 25,000 attendees. OFFSET culminates in a 3 day conference, held annually in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with 2,500 creatives attending from across the globe.

I passionately believe in the impact for change creativity can have on cultural, social and economic enterprise, truly connecting and engaging audiences to brands with challenging work with both substance and style.

In 2019 I was awarded The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) President’s Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Design alongside my partner Lisa Haran. 


Institute for Design Ireland (IDI)
Winner of the Presidents Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Design.

ICAD Awards
Win for Earned Media.
Win for Sound Design.

ICAD Awards Commendation for Creative For Change, Branded Film, Identity
& Branding, Illustration & Graphics Campaign, Website Design
and New Branding Scheme.

ICAD Awards Win for Animation Design.
Win for Sound Design.
Commendation for Periodical Design.

ICAD Awards Win for Brand & Logo Design.
Win for Design Motion.

2015 & 2014.
The 100 Archive selection.