16th January 2018 | London
Design Events 2018

Glug UK's recruitment partners Futureheads have mapped out their favourites when it comes to regular design events, meetups and conferences. Including yours truly, of course. Original post was published here:



Running every month, Glug is an international movement working to champion creative communities around the world with talks and informal networking. And they are awesome. Futureheads is proud to be their recruitment partner, so you'll find us at all their events. You can expect insightful talks on topics from digital and UI/UX through to branding and emerging tech, and you'll have plenty of chances to mingle with other creative and digital minds. You can take a look at our takeaways from some of their previous events, including talks from brands who've successfully disrupted their industries, and the top agencies from the Computer Arts UK Studio Rankings.

The VFX Festival

When: Back for 2018 on the 6th-8th February, this two-day festival includes industry talks and showcases from some really exciting sectors – Animation, Games, Motion Graphic and VFX. It’s a great chance to listen to what the experts have to say about the industry, whilst networking with other creatives in your field. 

Beazley Designs of the Year

Running until the 18th February, this exhibition from the Design Musem looks at the present and future of architecture, fashion, digital and more. The exhibition will feature over 60 global projects which have been nominated for this year's awards.


Reasons: London is an annual event aimed at all types of creatives – from animators, filmmakers and illustrators to coders and web designers. The line-up of speakers includes some of the best digital creatives in the field and it’s a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and get inspired. Hope to see you there on the 9th March!

D&AD Festival

D&AD Festival is back again this April, featuring talks from global leaders and an exhibition celebrating the best in design and advertising. You can even expect tours and workshops from brilliant design studios and agencies, and, if you're a night owl, there will be lots of evening events - plenty of opportunities to meet other creative minds!

VR World  

This free two-day event from the 22nd to 23rd May will give you the chance to listen to the world’s leaders in Augmented, Mixed and Virtual reality. The event will be packed with a great crowd, thought-provoking discussions surrounding the possibilities of VR and the future of technology, accompanied by intriguing case studies. With hundreds of speakers and an interactive exhibition, there’s plenty opportunity to engage with everyone from start-ups through to established industry leaders. 

New Designers

New Designers is a  two-part event beginning in June, at the Business Design Centre, which gives graduates and emerging designers the chance to show off their talent and innovative new ideas all in one place. I'm especially excited by Part 2– showcasing a variety of creative disciplines from Product & Industrial Design, to Graphic Design, Motion and Digital Arts. It’s the perfect event if you want to see what the newest generation of designers have up their sleeves and get inspired.

So there you have it – some great events coming your way over the next few months. If you’re particularly excited about any upcoming events this year, just let me know at and maybe I’ll see you there!

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