20 October 2016 | Berlin
Glug Berlin – Launch Party
Do we have something special for the launch of the Glug Berlin! We present to you the Makers in the industry, from digital makers, to making in VR, hand-letterers and those who nurture maker communities.
We are bringing together the greats, the innovators: Etsy, Siberia, Unit9 and 44flavours for a night of talks, drinks and of course friends.
Feel the Glug love!
Free entry, beer included
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Etsy | Jenny Zegenhagen
Project and Production Manager
I was born and raised in Berlin and have been working as a project- and production manager in the creative industry for about 5 years now. For 3 years I have been with the Etsy Brand Design team, working mostly on offline projects all over the globe.
The heart and soul of Etsy is our global community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow, and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture our marketplace. Design is deeply ingrained in Etsy’s culture and organization and we create experiences that foster creativity, community, and Etsy’s mission to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.
Siberia | Max Ackermann
Managing Director, Berlin
Max Ackermann is Managing Director, Berlin, at product design and engineering firm Siberia. Previously, Max taught as Head of Design & Interaction at Central Saint Martins College in London and co-founded a digital design agency in Zurich.
With studios in San Francisco, New York, London, and Berlin, Siberia helps the world’s most visionary brands create and build products and services that are elegant and useable, while moving the technology that powers them to the background. Siberia has worked with leading encryption and security thinkers, sports brands, media firms, financial institutions, tech companies, and start-ups. Max will look behind Siberia’s unofficial motto ‘What we do is secret’, and share their approach to building game-changing products.
Unit9 | Josh Fruttiger
Josh Fruttiger is the Business Development Manager of UNIT9 Berlin, an innovation studio which partners with ambitious advertising agencies and brands, to create content in Digital, Film, Games, Experiential and Virtual Reality. UNIT9 is powered by 150 people in London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Lodz, who share a common goal: define popular culture, rather than emulate it.
To date, UNIT9 has produced over 50 glued-to-the-headset VR projects with no sign of slowing down. Josh will be discussing UNIT9’s VR journey so far, as well as looking to the future of the medium.
Taken By: Nikita Teryoshin
For more than ten years, Julio Rölle and Sebastian Bagge have been working closely together as graphic designers and artists. They are definitely rooted in graffiti, which is not only visible in style and technique but also in their light-hearted approach, their unshakeable DIY-attitude as well as their ability to improvise and turn every piece of paper, board, wood or fabric into a piece of art. Analogue is the motto: they saw and cut, paint and spray.
Julio and Sebastian are living the dialogue. Not just the dialogue between each other but also a lived commune with all the signs and forms of the visual culture that surrounds them and therefore shapes them. Their work is an example of how to incorporate historic references with a playful touch while integrating actual and global visual phenomena respectfully.