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Happy New Year dear Gluggers, we hope you've had a lovely break!
As always we're having January off before returning in February, but we can assure you it will have been worth the wait! Here's the event details, get buying those tickets quickly. The last event sold out in two days and we have some big names for this one!
- Google Creative Labs
- Universal Design Studio / MAP
plus more tba...
RSVP / Buy tickets here (priced £12.50)
Thursday 21st February - Glug London Presents 'The Collaboration Economy'
The creative world in which we work is growing. There’s more tech, more devices, more styles, more formats in which we can deliver our work. Very few of the really amazing experiences we see are the result of any single creative or organisation. Most are created by close collaboration of many skills and disciplines across multiple organisations and individuals.
This evening of talks brings together five top players in the creative industry who came together to create Web Lab, as series of interactive installations connected to the web live at the Science Museum in London.
Google Creative Lab
Steve Vranakis: Executive Creative Director, EMEA
Steve brings almost 20 years of experience to Google from the world of digital, design and advertising. Some of the campaigns and platforms that he’s most recently been involved with include: Web Lab, a series of interactive installations connected to the web live at the Science Museum in London, World Wonders Project, which give access to the world¹s heritage sites through Street View, the launch of Google+ A life lived and shared, the Jamal Edwards Chrome better web campaign, the Vs. g+ debates series featuring Richard Branson and Russell Brand and the YouTube Space Lab Channel and launch video which invited teens from all over the world to send their experiments to space in partnership with NASA and judged by Stephen Hawking. To date it has received over 50 million channel views.
Previously he was one of the original partners and Creative Director at VCCP London. His approach is simple: to create famous work that gets talked about. TV, digital, press, mobile, apps whatever. Things that people will want to interact with and continue to do so with over time. Stuff that people chat about over a pint, communications with cultural currency. Campaigns that contribute to popular culture and make people love brands. Creative properties that provide utility, content, entertainment and much more value to people’s lives than just a broadcast message.
Steve has worked at some of the biggest and best creative agencies in the world including: VCCP London, Foote Cone & Belding San Francisco, WCRS Arnold Worldwide Partners in London, Modem Media UK and DDB in his native Vancouver.
Riccardo Giraldi: CD - B-Reel Products
Riccardo Giraldi is Creative Director at B-Reel Products New York. He started his career playing with Lego and is not sure how he ended up working in the digital industry. Over the years Riccardo developed a strong geek accent and found wild satisfaction in watching his ideas quickly coming to life thanks to computers and the internet. Riccardo loves getting his left and right brain hemispheres to work together. He worked in Florence, Stockholm and London with companies such as unit9, Helpful Strangers, Specialmoves and B-Reel. He covered different roles over the years in his attempt to learn as much as possible concerning what he loves. Unfortunately he keeps falling in love with new disciplines and wonders if this will ever come to an end.
Matt Cottam: CEO & Founder
Since co-founding the international design studio Tellart in 1999, Matt has directed projects and strategy for clients such as Google, Samsung, YouTube, National Maritime Museum (UK), Nokia Design, Humana and Otis Elevator–many of which have won prestigious design awards including Cannes Cyber Lyons, HOW, Lovie, and Core77. He is an internationally recognized speaker at venues such as LIFT, IxDA, Google Tech Talks, Quantified Self, Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, Berlin Design Festival, d.school at Stanford University, Emerging Technologies (ETech, O’Reilly), Future Technologies Research Summit at Intel, PICNIC, SIGCHI, IDSA/ICSID, DEFCON, Designing User Experience (DUX) and many more.
For ten years, Matt taught studio courses at RISD on topics ranging from design for extreme environments to physical computing. From 2005 to 2012 Matt taught at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University (UID, Sweden) where he held the position of Adjunct Professor. He has also taught at Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO, Norway) and The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA, China). Matt is currently a member of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design Faculty (CIID, Denmark) where he has been teaching courses including Intro to IxD (with Bill Verplank), Experimental Imaging (with Timo Arnall), and Information Design since the school’s pilot year.
Universal Design Studio
Jason Holley: Director
[bio to follow]
Jon Marshall: Design Director - MAP
Jon graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1996 with a Masters in industrial design and has formerly worked at design studios Pentagram and Ross Lovegrove. He was Studio Director of Barber Osgerby since joining the practice in 2003 has helped develop iconic pieces such as the 2012 Olympic Torch, De La Warr Pavilion Chair and Tab Lamp. Jon is currently Design Director of MAP, a strategy-based industrial design consultancy, founded in 2012 by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby to augment their furniture design practice Barber Osgerby and architecture practice Universal Design Studio. Since its launch Jon has led strategy-oriented projects for clients such as British Airways, Panasonic, Google the Science Museum and Virgin Atlantic.
Tim Beard: Founder
Bibliothèque is an independent design studio based in London, founded in 2003 by designers Tim Beard, Jonathon Jeffrey and Mason Wells. It has earned an international reputation as an innovative company working in the fields of brand identity, spatial and digital design.
Their design methodology is based on careful analysis, research and expertise – delivering clear, relevant and thought-provoking communications, regardless of scale or budget. The three founding partners, have created a company who’s work is both admired and much sought after, for its conceptual thinking, meticulous attention to detail and intelligent solutions.
Once again we're back at Shoreditch Town Hall which we think was a great new venue for the November event. There will be a few more tweaks downstairs and more things outside of the main talks but the larger room, seating and big screen seemed to work well.
Think that's it for now, we only have 600 tickets for this event so please snap them up quick to avoid missing out.
Nick, Dan & Ian
ps. We're looking for additional sponsors this year for Glug. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please download our sponsors pack here:
Glug London is sponsored by Digital Gurus: