About

We believe creativity is undervalued

Why We Do This

We’re on a mission to champion creative communities around the world. By 2017 we aim to be running glug events in 100 cities. Whether you want to attend an event or host one, we’d love your support.

Our Story

Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well-attended creative events around.

We started in 2007 as a handful of mates talking shop and showing their work and reels off in an East London pub. Nine years later and we're an international movement with events in many cities around the world.

We’ve had names such as Anthony Burrill, Brendan Dawes, Design Studio, Dixon Baxi, Facebook, Future Deluxe, IDEO, Google Creative Labs, I Love Dust, Jason Bruges Studio, ustwo, Social Chain, Animade, Noma Bar, Uber, Wolff Olins and many more.

Alongside our regular Glugs, we’ve also run events in conjunction with BIMA, D&AD, Adobe, WeTransfer, PickMeUp and charities such as Shelter.

So there it is, get yourselves down! New Gluggers are always welcome to come along and see what we're all about, so bring a friend and get Notworking with us.

See you at the bar!

2007
Founded by Ian & Nick in London
13
Global Glug Chapters bringing creativity to thousands of Gluggers
10m*
Pints of beer drunk since we started... and that’s just Nick

Speakers

We've been lucky enough to have some amazing people speak at Glug
Here's some of our recent speakers

All the Speakers

A

  • 30Dates
  • 3D Hubs
  • 44flavours
  • 9 Squares
  • Ableton
  • Adaptable
  • ADT Projects
  • Adult Art Club
  • Afriek
  • Agency Rush
  • Airbnb
  • Airside
  • AKQA
  • Albion
  • Alex Fowkes
  • Alice Bowsher
  • Allez! Studio
  • Analog
  • AnalogFolk
  • Andrew Spitz
  • Andy Leek
  • Animade
  • Anna Eijsbouts
  • Anna Ginsburg​
  • Anna Mullin
  • Anthony Burill
  • Anthony Burrill
  • Art & Graft
  • Artangel
  • Atyp
  • Austin Advisory Group
  • Availo
  • Awesome Merchandise
  • Awkward Arcade
  • Aymsdesigns
  • weareseventeen

B

  • B-REEL
  • Barclays
  • BBC UX&D
  • BBCWW
  • Ben Holliday
  • Berliner Benson
  • Billie Whitehouse
  • Bleep Bleeps
  • Blippar
  • Box of Toys
  • Boy & Bird
  • Bread Collective
  • Brendan Dawes
  • Brendan Forster
  • Brewgooder
  • Brighton Illustration Fair
  • Brothers of the Stripe
  • Bureau for Visual Affairs

C

  • Cause2Create
  • Cavalry Studio
  • Chi + Josh
  • Chirp
  • Christoph Cauvy
  • Cirque du Soleil Media
  • Clemenger BBDO
  • CP+B
  • CPI
  • Crack + Cider
  • Creative Dundee
  • Creative Equals
  • Creative Life
  • Creative Spark
  • Critical Mass
  • Crush Creative
  • Cub Studio

D

  • Dalton Maag
  • Dan Hett
  • David Pearson
  • David Shrigley
  • DBLG
  • Deliveroo
  • Dentsu Aegis Network
  • DesignStudio
  • Diageo
  • Diesdas Digital
  • Digital Futures
  • Dominic Shadbolt
  • Don't Panic
  • Dot One
  • Dotforge
  • DotOne
  • Doug Faulkner
  • Dowse Design

E

  • East London Comics & Arts Festival
  • Edelman
  • Edelman PR
  • Edenspiekermann
  • Edenspiekermann
  • Elise
  • Emily Forgot
  • Emma Sexton
  • Emmy Millichip
  • Empire Magazine
  • Engage Works
  • Equator
  • Equinox
  • Etsy

F

  • Facebook
  • Farm
  • Farmdrop
  • Fazeley Studios
  • Fern Canning-Brook​
  • Field
  • Fire Panda
  • Fischer Meyerhans Architects
  • Flatpack Film Festival
  • Flavourly
  • Flock Global
  • Florence Blankard
  • Foolproof
  • Forever Digital
  • Found Studio
  • Framer
  • Franklin Till
  • Fred Aldous
  • Fresh Cut Creative
  • Frolic Studio
  • Frukt
  • Future Positive
  • FutureDeluxe
  • Fuzzy Duck

G

  • Geek Girl UK
  • GeekGirl Meetup UK
  • Get a Grip Studio
  • GF Smith
  • Gillian Ferrabee
  • Golden Wolf
  • Good Girls Eat Dinner
  • Google Creative Lab
  • Gorbet Design
  • Gossip Girl Talks
  • Grace Ramirez
  • Greenkern
  • Grey London
  • Grimm & Co

H

  • Hacksaw Studio
  • Hactar
  • Handsome Frank
  • Hato Press
  • HealthTech Women UK
  • Hellicar & Lewis
  • HelloFresh
  • Henry Collingham
  • Hero Of Switzerland
  • Hicks Design
  • Hirschandmann
  • Holition
  • Hong Yiling​
  • Hou Junhao​
  • Huge
  • Human After All
  • Hygge Styling

I

  • Iain Valentine
  • Ian Barnard​
  • Ian Stevenson
  • IBM
  • IDEO
  • Imagination
  • Interference Pattern
  • Intern Magazine
  • Isabel + Helen
  • Isobar
  • It's Nice That

J

  • Jack Morton
  • Jam Factory
  • Jamesp0p
  • Jelly and Gin
  • Jelly London
  • Jo Wallace
  • Jordan Yates
  • JOTO

K

  • Katy West
  • Kickpush
  • Kin Design
  • Kristyna Baczynski
  • Kyle Bean
  • Kylebean

L

  • LA LATINA
  • Layer Design
  • LCC
  • Life Agency
  • Light Sail VR
  • Littlstar
  • Livity
  • Lotte Alexis Smith

M

  • Magazine Brighton
  • Mainframe
  • Make Works
  • Man Made Music
  • Manifest
  • ManifestWorks
  • ManVSMachine
  • Marshmallow Laser Feast
  • Martina Flor
  • Marylou Faure
  • Mashay
  • Matt Geeling
  • Matt Saunders
  • Matt Sewell
  • McKinsey
  • Media Disrupters
  • MediaMonks
  • Merijn Hos
  • Merlin Nation
  • MetaDesign
  • Mindleaps
  • Monorex
  • Monsterism
  • Monzo
  • Morag Myerscough​
  • More TBA...
  • Moritz Waldemeyer
  • Move On
  • Moving Brands
  • MPC Creative
  • Mr Bingo
  • Mr President
  • MTV
  • MullenLowe​
  • Multiply
  • Music

N

  • Native
  • Nativve
  • Nature Nurture
  • NB Studio
  • Neighbourly
  • Nerve
  • New Media Scotland
  • New Substance
  • Noir Agency
  • Nomad
  • Nomads Agency
  • Nova Dando

O

  • Ogilvy Labs
  • Okido
  • One Green Bean
  • One Minute Briefs
  • Onformative
  • Orderbird
  • Outcrowd Collective

P

  • Paper Moose
  • Papermoose
  • Parallax
  • Parrot Bespoke Printing
  • Paul Felton
  • People Of Print
  • Petra Benach
  • Photobot
  • Pivotal Labs
  • Pixel Pyros
  • Polina Joffe
  • Ponderosa
  • Projection Artworks
  • Provide
  • Purple Pill VR

R

  • R/GA
  • Rabbit Portal
  • Rally & Broad
  • Rapha
  • Reading FC
  • Red Bee Media
  • Red Paper Heart
  • Riposte
  • Rob Alderson
  • Rob Flowers​
  • Ronzo
  • Rope Press

S

  • Sarah Hyndman​
  • Science: Disrupt
  • Scrimshire
  • Seb Lester
  • Sennep
  • Seven9 Signs​
  • Shahnaz Ahmed
  • Shine Communications
  • Shotopop
  • Si Scott
  • Siberia
  • Sid Lee
  • Side by Side
  • Signal Noise
  • Smith & Harrop
  • Snakes And Ladders
  • Sneaky Raccoon
  • Social Chain
  • Someone
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Space66
  • Space66
  • Spin
  • State of Play Games
  • Stinkdigital
  • Stories About Talent
  • Storm Branding
  • Streaker
  • Stuart Watson
  • Studio Koto
  • Studio Output
  • Studio Sophisti
  • Su Zhongwei​
  • Suburb
  • Sue Doeksen
  • Sunshine
  • Super Global
  • Superhi
  • Supermundane

T

  • TBWA
  • Tech Dept
  • Technology Will Save Us
  • Territory
  • The App Business
  • The Boom!
  • The Conscience Organisation
  • The Counter Press​
  • The Decorators
  • The Designers Republic
  • The Doodle Man
  • The Dots
  • The Future Positive
  • The Graphic Foodie
  • The Hebridean Food Co.
  • The Partners
  • The Radavist
  • The Skinny
  • The Stone Twins
  • The Union
  • The Woodpecker
  • Thin Silence
  • Third Channel
  • This Because
  • Toby & Pete
  • Toby Amies
  • TOMS Shoes
  • Tonton Club
  • Twitter
  • Two Bit Circus

U

  • Uber
  • UNILAD
  • Unit 9
  • Unit9
  • United Visual Artists
  • Ustwo

V

  • Vanilla Ink Studios
  • VCCP
  • VCCP
  • Viacom

W

  • Waldemeyer
  • Waste Studio
  • We Are Seventeen
  • We are Social
  • We Are Us
  • Wearable Experiments
  • WeAreSocial
  • Well Made Studio
  • WeTransfer
  • What3Words
  • What3Words
  • Whitespace
  • Wolff Olins
  • Work.Life
  • Worldwide FM

Y

  • Yoni
  • Your Majesty
  • Youtube

Z

  • Zealous
  • Zelig