Glug LDN → NYC – ‘Two Cities’


Glug in partnership with TWO GOATS launches this May in New York with a packed line up showcasing some of London and New York’s best creative talent.

The event, ‘Two Cities’, will celebrate London and New York as world leaders in design.

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For this event we have:


Found Studio

One of London’s most exciting motion studios, Found have launched international pop careers, created installations for the Beijing Bird’s Nest, created virals for Sony PlayStation and projection mapping projects for Nike.

Their unique approach to content, combining live action, animation and new technology has made them one of London’s most talked about agencies.

Mike Sharpe and Marcus Moresby will be talking through some of their recent work and how the screen is changing.


Studio Output

Since it’s inception in 2002 Studio Output have created some of the most amazing design work of the past decade. But what does it take to stay focused, stay motivated, have the best talent want to work for you and the best brands on your books.

Rob Coke, Brand Strategy Director at Studio Output talks us through the company vision, values and goals that make it what it is, and along the way showcase some of the hero projects that have made the agency famous.



Wednesday is a full-service, integrated creative agency.

Wednesday works with some of the most renowned Fashion, Luxury and consumer lifestyle brands in the world. With offices in London and New York, Wednesday create strategically-led advertising campaigns, online destinations and original editorial content.

A true powerhouse for fashion brands, Creative DirectorJustin Edwards is responsible for the creative output of integrated brand experiences for Wednesday’s clients in the New York office. He will be talking about life at the agency and going through some of their latest and greatest projects.


Analog Studio

A new breed of visual effects studio. Analog have become the go to people for brands such as Honda, Citizen, Meridian, CBS and many more.

Mike Merron will be talking through some of their recent projects and the techniques that make them the upstarts of the Visual Effects world. A boutique outfit thats challenging some of the giants of VFX the world over.


Kin Design

Kin are an research and design studio. They produce some of the most beautifully crafted digital work in the world. This isn’t just big lasers and mega pixel overload. Their work stands out for the care and attention they pay to materials and production processes, whilst all along connecting up the digital and physical worlds.

Matt Wade from Kin will be talking about how the studio is built on a nonconventional set of values. How this works? How this doesn’t work? How they approach clients? What it’s like to work at Kin.


Global CMO Mark Hardy from Viber

Talking about the platform, where it’s going and Mark’s thoughts on creativity and it’s importance for marketing.


We have some incredible music talent to help get the party started.


Brazilian grooves selected by Béco Dranoff

Plus special guests to be revealed.

There will also be pop ups, live illustration and art around the bar, plus of course some great drinks and banter.


A picture of Kate sipping on a nice cocktail. Alas, she’s busy. 

Tickets are $8, with free cocktail bar between 6.30 – 8pm. We only have 350 available so buy yours quickly! This event is likely to sell out.

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We’re going to be at the incredible No. 8, 357 W 16th St, New YorkNY 10011. Link




Free Ride home c/o Hailo NYC



To help you get home we’re partnering with Hailo, the cab app, who will be offering every attendee a $15 cab ride home. 

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Glug New York is sponsored by

TwoGoats | Viber | Econsultancy | Streamtime

10% off jQuery Conference UK

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jQuery UK is the UK’s largest front-end developer conference, taking place in Oxford on 16 May 2014. The conference goers beyond jQuery and includes sessions on HTML5, CSS and JavaScript and lots more. There’ll be three tracks featuring amazing speakers including CSS superstar Lea Verou, Tilde co-founder Yehuda Katz, Adam J. Sontag from the jQuery Foundation and Jen Simmons of The Web Ahead podcast. View the full line-up online.

90 lucky attendees will get access to free hands-on tutorials included as part of the ticket price. All attendees are invited to the awesome after party and jBeery ale festival with music and free local ales and the opportunity to network with speakers, sponsors and other attendees.

We’ve secured Glug followers a 10% discount on tickets. Book before 24th April using this link for tickets priced at £157.50 plus VAT

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 –

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.

Glug @ D&AD

Thanks to the guys at D&AD we had a great three days setting up camp from within the wonderful Olympia Conference Centre whilst among the D&AD Judging for 2014. We unleashed a best-of Glug to over 600 people. Here’s a few pics.


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’ &

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

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. &

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, for more news and any changes

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.