Set up your own design studio

Chances are you've thought about setting up your own studio. From a corner of a bedsit to a sleek shared designer pad in trendy Hoxton, it's a dream many share. Now, for more and more creatives that dream is becoming a reality, as technology breaks down the distinction between the corporate big boys and those working from a more modest studio. As graphic designer and recent winner of the prestigious 'Creative Future Award' Zak Kyes says: "Now that everybody has a laptop it's possible to never leave your studio, or to always bring it with you. And email makes your location irrelevant, so everything is possible." With just a bit of hard work, good research and the basic tools of the trade, you could be joining thousands already working successfully from their own studio spaces.

Before deciding on a suitable location, consider the basics: what you need to get your studio up and running. Think seriously about whether you want a PC or a Mac before parting with money for what is possibly your single biggest investment. PCs can be cheaper to buy, easier to build and repair, and you'll find thousands of deals on the high street and online. However, precious work time can be eaten up by combating computer viruses, spyware, adware and avoiding identity theft.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

The Creative Bloq team is made up of a group of design fans, and has changed and evolved since Creative Bloq began back in 2012. The current website team consists of eight full-time members of staff: Editor Georgia Coggan, Deputy Editor Rosie Hilder, Ecommerce Editor Beren Neale, Senior News Editor Daniel Piper, Editor, Digital Art and 3D Ian Dean, Tech Reviews Editor Erlingur Einarsson and Ecommerce Writer Beth Nicholls and Staff Writer Natalie Fear, as well as a roster of freelancers from around the world. The 3D World and ImagineFX magazine teams also pitch in, ensuring that content from 3D World and ImagineFX is represented on Creative Bloq.