3 August 2017 | Sydney

Glug Sydney

  • TBWA
  • Lotte Alexis Smith
  • We are Social
  • Nerve

Hello Gluggers,

Yes, we've been hibernating but #GlugSydney have another event lined up and we're glad to be back. Another engaging, energetic and inspiring night of discussion for the design and creative community.

Hosted in Play Bar, Surry Hills, we're teaming up with General Assembly to curate more fantastic speakers in a relaxed and informal setting with a well-stocked bar.


Date: Thursday 03 August  
Timings: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEST
Venue: Play Bar, 72 Campbell St, Surry Hills Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia


We Are Social - Suzie Shaw

Suzie Shaw is Managing Director of the social-led agency, We Are Social, heading up its 40-strong team. Australian born, Suzie spent 14 years in London advertising agencies before returning to Australia and heading up Host. Co-founder of networking and mentoring organisation, SWIMM,Suzie is a passionate advocate of women in leadership and mum of two awesome girls.

Lotte Alexis Smith

Lotte Alexis Smith is a Sydney based artist whose work covers a range of mediums. After completing Printmaking Honours at the National Art School in Sydney, Lotte expanded her work to mural art and illustration with imagery built on exploring intersecting narratives of reality and fantasy. Over time her work has become associated with themes of body positivity, feminism and mental health. Over the past two years she has since completed an artist residency in Berlin and featured in Upfest street art festival in Bristol and UGANGprosjektet in Drammen. Her practice continues to expand with recent projects including The Printing Press; workshops run with co-founder Mie Nakazawa that focus on sharing their interest and knowledge of print making.

Nerve - Ramneek Singh

Born to a pride of wild lions, Ramneek grew a beard at a young age to fit in with those around him. Since migrating from the savannah to a more concrete jungle, Ramneek left a burgeoning career in financial services at AMP to pursue less money, but more meaningful work in design and startups. Ramneek is a co-founder of Nerve a boutique digital studio in Pyrmont focused on unsettling mindsets around design and strategy. Prior to founding Nerve, Ramneek also co-founded the Young Sikh Professionals Network (YSPN) a not-for-profit that supports and connects young Sikhs and enables them to succeed in their professional careers. In just five years, YSPN is now active in 5 major cities across Australia and New Zealand. When he isn't patrolling brand territories as a silent guardian, a watchful protector, he can be found watching and playing basketball or eating burgers.

TBWA - Russ Tucker

Russ is currently Creative Director of TBWA's Digital Arts Network, and Creative Director of Mumbrella's PR agency of the year, Eleven PR. In his time as creative director, the TBWA Group has picked up 18 Agency Of The Year Titles, including Australia's AWARD Agency of the Year, Effie's Agency of the Year. It was also the number 1 creative agency in Australia, as ranked by the global Won report. Russ fell into digital advertising after entering a Dragon’s Den style reality television competition, The E-millionaire Show. The idea to offer discounts to shoppers via mobile phones ( beepboutique ) was unfortunately rejected by Sir Martin Sorrell on national television.

Fortunately he landed himself a job as a web designer and then joined London start-up Agency Republic as an interactive Art Director working on O2, LYNX, MTV, BBC NEWS and Egg Money.

In 2007 Russ moved toTEQUILA Sydney to work on global movie websites for New Line Cinema. He’s since helped save dogs for Pedigree, shift cars for Nissan and make playful interactive experiences for NRMA Insurance. He’s creatively helped the agency unlock achievements at D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show Interactive, Spikes Asia, Webby’s as well as many local awards. Russ judged D&AD awards in 2012. As well as receiving multiple Cannes Lions, he also judged the mobile category in 2015.

Russ still feels awkward writing about himself in the third person and is still not an e-millionaire.