Studio II began from the foundations of Perfect Pixel, a business founded on Hallam’s Work for Yourself Sandwich Placement year. Once the placement had finished, the members of Perfect Pixel; Ryan, Louis and Ruby – went back into their final year to finish their Graphic Design course. During that time, they noticed that many of their peers needed help with pricing their work, building their networks, social media marketing and more – the very skills that they themselves had developed during their time on placement.
Studio II Collective was created to address this need.
Studio II is a collective of creatives who support each other by giving their expertise to projects where they are needed. Members of the collective focus on what they do best – rather than having to be a “Jack of all Trades”. As a collective though, Studio II has every trade covered – meaning clients benefit from a wide range of expertise.
Alongside client services, Studio II also runs a tailored course for creative students, giving them the essential skills needed to thrive in the creative industries – tackling a problem its members experienced during their studies.
Studio II aims to work more closely with Work for Yourself Sandwich Placement students in the future, offering them opportunities to join a team of young creative professionals and to gain experience in a range of design disciplines.
This will enable students to gain real-world work experience within the creative industries, alongside their studies. Students will be encouraged to explore their interests, helping them to make a more informed decision about their future specialism.
Over the next three years, Studio II aims to continue to grow its client services and education business, and hopes to work with over 1000 students per year. As the team grows, further courses will be developed to cater for a wider range of creative courses.