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Glug London: ‘For the love of Craft’. 24th April @ Cargo.



Hello Gluggers,

Once again we’re back @Cargo with ’For the love of Craft’ on April 24th and here’s who we have speaking:


We’re very excited to be able to add one extra speaker to the lineup for this Glug Event. Analog make some of the most incredibly cool 3D and CGI work for advertising and design. Seen as one of the most innovative, up and coming challenger agencies this is a rare chance to see them showcase their work for Honda, Citizen, Nike, Lenova and many more.

Joseph Macleod
Global Design Director at ustwo™
‘Closure Experiences’

twitter.com/mrmacleod & www.ustwo.co.uk

Rob Lawrence
Abnormal Situations Manager at Native Design
‘Human Tide’

Human Tide is a realisation of “La Maree Humaine” (the human tide) – a reference found in the study drawings Duchamp created for 3 Standard Stoppages. Our interpretation is a tribute to one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists and to his ultimate work of “canned chance”

www.humantide.co.uk & www.native.com

Tom Evans
Bleep Bleeps

BleepBleeps: A family of little friends that make parenting easier.

Catherine and Steve Perrot
Perrott Printers

A family run traditional printers, spanning four generations.


We’re a group of talented and passionate designers, creative thinkers, developers and project managers. We believe that digital production is a craft and that great ideas deserve to be built to the highest standards. We’ve been making fantastic digital products at our London studio since 2003.


Patrick Bergel
Chirp & Animal Systems

Animal Systems is a creative technology company. We are now building a new platform to connect objects to networks, called Chirp. 

chirp.io & twitter.com/goodmachine

In addition we’ll have the usual array of pop ups and stalls to engage and enjoy. Free beer and much much more!

Tickets are £8 (Please note we have a few less available for this event so get buying!) – Free beer with every ticket.


More information on the event in the coming weeks!

Keep an eye on www.glugevents.com,  www.twitter.com/glug for more news and any changes https://www.facebook.com/GlugNotworking.

Previous Videos

We’ve recently uploaded the last Glug talks. You can check them out here.



Ian, Nick, James & Co.


New Sponsors Aquent!  


We’re very pleased to have recently signed a deal with Aquent. They fill our recruitment sponsors slot and will subsequently they will be paying for lots of booze and giveaways – Hurray! We’re also going to be working with them in the coming months to help offer extra support and help to the Glug Community.

Glug London is sponsored by:





PS. Please note we don’t offer refunds, feel free to pass the tickets on amongst yourselves here on meetup and twitter.

Glug NYC – Free Tickets


Hi Gluggers,

As you might be aware in May we’re going be launching Glug in New York and wondered if we could perhaps ask your help? Plus at the same time, give you something to gift a friend!

Glug is a pretty unknown entity out there, but many of us know designers, creatives and friends in NYC so we’d like you to gift them a ticket for the first Glug. Here’s how it works:

Event details for Glug NYC are listed here:

You can give people multiple free tickets worth $8 using the Discount Code gluglondon. Feel free to pass these details and the code on now to your buddies. We only have 100 free tickets for you to gift!

Looking forward to seeing you all next week for Glug London – The Art of Craft. There’s still a few tickets available to buy here:

Ian & Nick

Coming Soon: Glug Birmingham — ’The Midland Masters’. 21.08.2014


Glug is coming to The Midlands!

We’re very excited to announce that we’re bringing Glug to Birmingham this summer!

We want to celebrate the wonderful talents in The Midlands, so to launch we’ve chosen the theme: ‘Midland Masters’.

If there is a certain Midlands-based someone and/or agency you would love to hear talk, feel free to recommend him/her/them – glugevents@gmail.com

Also, we will have space for stalls, so if anyone would like to sell their wares at our event, please get in touch.

Launch Event
When: August 21, 2014
Where: Fazeley Studios, Digbeth
Theme: ’Midland Masters | Birmingham & Beyond’
Speakers: TBC

Event 2
When: November (TBC)
Co-curated with: Lisa Hassell AKA Inkygoodness.
Theme: ’Midland Masters | Graphic Design, Illustration & Animation’
Speakers: TBC

Event 3
When: March (TBC)
Theme: ’Midland Masters | Digital & Innovation’
Speakers: TBC

Watch this space, speakers to be confirmed and tickets to go on sale soon!



Your very glamourous hosts…


Jenny Theolin

One half Soapbox & Sons, the other supreme Creative Director with over a decade of experience in the creative industries, working with clients such as AOL, HSBC, Schroders Investment, Turner Broadcasting, Microsoft and Unilever at top branding, design and advertising agencies under her belt.

Currently heading up Soapbox & Sons, an agency specialising in brand and experience, with curation thrown in to the mix.

She also speaks at various other events and conferences and is an active writer. She’s debated topics on BBC Radio, written opinions for Design Week and Creative Bloq – and covered creative events for Digital Arts Magazine. Jenny has also been published in David Airey’s book “Work For Money, Design For Love”.



Lisa Hassell

As director of Inkygoodness, Lisa Hassell has curated exhibitions and events in the UK and internationally since 2008, championing new and emerging talent in the field of illustration and character design worldwide.

As a design writer her work has been published in Digital Arts, IdN, Computer Arts and Wrap magazine amongst others. She is a regular contributor to CreativeBloq and Digital Arts online reporting on illustration, design and industry trends.


Aquent – Interviews with Creatives at Glug

Aquent are proud sponsors of Glug London events.

“At each event we network with industry creatives to get an insight into their experience working within the creative industry, keep on top of tips on digital trends and what advice they can share on what they look out for when selecting talent for interviews or looking through portfolios.” – Aquent, March 2014.

Blurb – Glug at D&AD Judging


Blurb - D&AD Glug Golden Tickets

Rather excitingly we’ve been asked by D&AD to put together 3 very exclusive talks events  (100 people per day) during professional judging week at Olympia in London. So to say thank you to all our loyal Gluggers who’ve come to all of our events over the years. we thought we’d offer these for 1 pence each.

We’ll be running three events, with the following best of Glug line-up. But the tickets not only get you in to see these more intimate talks, you get a behind-the-scenes peek at D&AD judging. From the balcony of Kensington Olympia you’ll have a birds-eye view of the world’s greatest advertising and design being judged by the expert juries below.

Please note, events will be held in the day between 4pm – 5.30pm


Part 1: Tickets here.

Event 1 – Monday 24th March

Simon Piehl – Bureau of Visual Affairs 

Georgina Milne – Moving Brands 

Rob Coke – Studio Output 

Part 2: Tickets here.

Event 1 – Tuesday 25th March

Matt Wade – Kin Design 

Mike Sharpe – Found Studio 

Ash Nehru – United Visual Artists 

Part3: Tickets here.

Event 3 – Wednesday 26th March

Barnaby Steel – Marshmallow Laser Feast 

Toby Triumph – Toby Triumph 

Elise Jones – E-L-I-S-E.com 

As always thanks to our sponsors: