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Studio Startup

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by Tony Hardy, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Hey everyone.

    I've recently graduated from Leeds Met and I'm looking at setting up my own studio.
    I had my own site on the go, then the server and host went bust, I lost my domain and everything that went with it.

    So I'm looking to relaunch as a design studio, on my own at first but eventually bringing more people on board. Just a few simple questions really...

    What would you do with things such as my Tony Hardy work on Flickr...would you dispose of it, or transfer it all over to the new studios portfolio? Would you only work on new things as the new studio or would you use my old work too?

    I'm a little confused. Is Flickr even a good thing to have as a professional business?
    I also need assistance in pricing as I have had a few enquiries that need dealing with.

    Any advice would be great.

  2. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Thanks for moving my post admin :)
  3. c8d

    c8d New Member

    where is your current portfolio?
  4. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Nowhere, because my webhost went capoot, and everything got lost. :(
  5. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Try using something like Behance? It's invite only, but you apply for an invite directly, just by writing a short statement about why you should be on the site. Hell, if I can get on there I'm pretty sure most people can :)

    As for Flickr, it can't hurt to have a little extra exposure. The more chances of people seeing your work the better.
  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Yeah I'm sure I'll get onto Behance with it too.
    I'm thinking I'm going to get my site up and running with a Wordpress template. They're simple and effective.

    Do you get much work through Behance?
  7. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    I don't really bother with Behance at the minute since I don't really feel my portfolio's professional enough. Most work I get is through word of mouth from friends.
  8. Duke Studios Leeds

    Duke Studios Leeds New Member

    New Studio Space Leeds

    Hey - Just to let you know we are setting up studios in Leeds for freelancers - we're @dukestudioleeds on twitter and Duke Studios — Creative co-working space in the heart of Leeds register for more info!

  9. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Hey Duke Studios :)

    Thanks a lot for that, I'll get onto you.
  10. taklamakan

    taklamakan New Member

    is your studio runnin?

    How is your agency doing now buddy? Any luck after opening? I recently opened my design agency and I would like to find out how other people are doing in this business. Does it let you to work as selfemplyed?
  11. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I haven't started up yet mate. Still in the process of getting a few things sorted out :) I'll let you know though.

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