Ian Hambleton

A founding partner of Studio Output, Ian’s role has changed as the company has grown, but his belief in positivity, doing great work and making friends along the way has remained constant.

Ian’s responsibilities are strategic planning, growth, marketing and sales – and along the way that’s seen him lead the acquisition of Found, bringing film, motion and content in-house to Output Group in 2012.

Back in 2007 Ian set up Glug, the networking and talks event for the creative industries. Glug regularly attracts crowds of more than 300 in London, and runs in 35 cities across 20 countries – all of which sell out in days.

Currently, Ian is working on launching the Group’s new VR offering, Maze Theory – an evolutionary storytelling studio, as well as driving ambitious plans to grow Glug into the world’s largest creative community.

Ian regularly speaks at events, was in the BIMA 100, and his opinion pieces have been featured by Design Week, Marketing, Campaign and It’s Nice That.