27 September 2018 | Leeds

Glug Leeds: What I wish I'd Never Known

  • Robot Food
  • Jigtalk
  • Third Sight Pictures
  • Brass Agency

Hi Gluggers,

On reflection don't we all have those little niggles in the back of our mind, things we wish we'd ignored, or never know things that have held us back and caused doubt?

Our next Glug on the theme of What I Wish I'd Never Known is the follow up to our 2017 event What I wish I'd Known at 18! Our speakers will be sharing their personal reflections on things that have held them back personally, professionally and creatively, expect gritty and honest insights.

With speakers joining us from a range of backgrounds to share their thoughts, musings and experiences you’ll be sure to leave with plenty of food for thought inspired and hopefully with a new pals from notworking.


We’re pleased announce Craft will be hosting a portfolio clinic prior to the event with plenty of local heroes offering feedback and guidance.

Places will be limited so please book direct for your spot here:

See you at the bar!

Speaker Bios

Max Adamski - Jig Talk

Cursed yet blessed with a hyper-creative mind / in a romantic relationship with the Adobe design suite… Max Adamski (also known as the modern day Neil from Art Attack), is a prize scholar of the UoL 2012 School of Design. Illogical, unprofessional, with not one morsel of common sense, he is co-founder and head of product of JigTalk, the brand new dating app touted to put Tinder in the Bin-der. Having physically resembled each and every iOS 11 yellow face emoji over the last 2 years, with more f*ck ups than hot dinners…. he’s ready to proclaim what he wishes he’d never have known, applying an artist’s brain, to a tech startup game.

Jonny Ridout

Johnny Ride joins us to share a decade’s experience of self employment his career as a sound engineer and the path he’s now pursuing into videography with Thirdsight  a creative photography and video production company based in the North of England.

Andrew Brown - Brass Agency

After studying film and media, Andrew started work in digital in 1996 as a 3D visualiser and multimedia designer. Between 1996 and 2002, he played a key role in the creative development of top 100 digital agency Brand New Media as a web designer and later as the creative director. Then in 2002 Andrew he became a founding partner of Swamp.

Throughout his accomplished career Andrew has designed and directed many groundbreaking online campaigns, including early brand websites for Irn-Bru and Heinz. Andrew’s work with Durex, Hugo Boss, Umbro, Ribena, Lucozade, GSK and the BBC has won recognition from numerous prestigious national and international industry bodies including the Webby Awards and BAFTA.

Andrew guest lectures at the University of Leeds and has taught 3D animation at the University of Huddersfield. Andrew has judged a range of industry awards, including New York Festivals, D&AD and the FAB awards and also sat on the D&AD North committee.

Simon Forester - Robot Food

Simon is an entrepreneurial creative who likes to stray from the herd. In 2009 he founded Robot Food, a Leeds-based branding agency who follow instinct rather than the heard. With a results focussed approach and global reach they don’t chase awards or cash cows. They like to work collaboratively and challenge their clients who include Carlsberg, Premier Foods, BrewDog, Tomy, Pernod Ricard and The Co-op.

With strong vision and an uncommon blend of creative and commercial focus he leads a team of 20. His role as Executive Creative Director ensures that everything Robot Food create is always on point.