Knowledge, inspiration + ‘notworking’. Global talks from creative practitioners in a fun, informal environment.
Co-founder, Curator & Director
Creative Community Events
Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug become one of the most exciting, credible and well-attended creative events around.
It started in 2007 as a handful of mates talking about design, showing their work and reels off in an East London pub, it became a rather fun side project. Twelve years later and it’s an international community and movement with events in many countries, at it’s peak it was in 35 cities (Amsterdam, Sydney, Dubai, Taiwan, NZ, NYC, LA, Austin, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin, London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton, Oxford, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Bristol, Manila, Beijing, Shanghai, Miami, Brisbane, Bradford, Nantes, Valencia, Lahore, Peshawar, Guildford, Turkey).
We were lucky enough to have some incredible people on stage over the years, creative greats from studios and people such as Design Studio, Turner Duckworth, Future Deluxe, IDEO, Google Creative Labs, I Love Dust, ustwo, Pentagram partners, Animade, Wolff Olins, Airbnb, Unit9, UVA, Your Majesty, Uncommon, Wilfred Wood and architects, illustrators, collectors, designers, technologists, people at the top of their game mixing with upcoming, young and seasoned talent on stage and from all global walks of life.
Alongside our regular Glugs, we also ran events in conjunction with BIMA, Cannes Lions, Microsoft, Google, D&AD, Adobe, WeTransfer, PickMeUp and charities such as Shelter.
I sold my stake in the business in 2021, thank you to all that came, spoke, sold, painted, dabbled, worked with us, worked for us and donated their time and energy to the project over the years.
Visit the Glug website︎︎︎
Visit the Glug Youtube Channel︎︎︎
Bringing a Brand into the 21st CenturyIan Callum, RDI, Jaguar Director of Design.
The Changing Face of MagazinesEliza Williams, Editor at Creative Review
Imagination is InnovationSteve Vranakis, Google Creative Lab
Not The Rap Video OneMr Bingo
Work HardAnthony Burrill
Becoming a Freelance IllustratorMarylou Faure
A few photos of our events from the archive.