I regularly find myself talking to clients about honesty and transparency from a brand perspective. Personally I find it quite refreshing when a company is unashamedly upfront about their business. So in an effort to practice that myself, here’s some facts about Studio in the Sticks.
If you like the work and what you read below, then perhaps we should work together. If not, no problem, perhaps we’re not the right fit for each other.
Studio in the Sticks was founded in November 2013 and is run from a smallholding in Devon by me, Steve Arscott (linkedin profile).
The work we do includes, brand design, brand strategy, visual identities, graphic design, web design and development.
The studio sits within the Dartmoor National Park and lies just outside Ashburton. To get here you have to drive down a ½ mile unpaved road.
I’m lucky to be located right next to a large woodland and I LOVE walking meetings to discuss projects. There are two dogs here and they love that too.
In 2016 we converted an old hayloft to a dedicated studio/work space. I love it! Come and visit.
Essentially Studio in the Sticks is just me. I work with a number of other talented freelancers when required and I don’t pretend to be any bigger. Saying that, I’m aware there’s a bit of inconsistency regarding the use of “we” and “I” around the website, apologies if that bugs you (it gets to me!) however, most of the work has involved multiple people over the years…
I’m all about collaboration and much prefer to undertake projects where we can agree to our mutual satisfaction, that the value I’m creating through my design work exceeds the price I charge.
There’s always something special about being involved in projects from the beginning and I’m happy to consult even if you’re a the planning stages.
I love the outdoors and with that comes a respect and responsibility for the environment. At the property we have solar power, re-use all our paper and always try to use environmentally conscious printing methods. I generally run the place with as little impact as I can.
This website is uses carbon neutral web hosting and is powered by renewable energy.
Currently there are 2 dogs,
a number of sheep (no longer with us due to old age), chickens (sneaky fox!) and 3 horses living here, we’re contemplating some goats and will hopefully have bees in 2019. We’re working on our veg patch year after year, learning all the time.
While I understand that time flies, if you can, please allow reasonable lead times. It amazes me how many people need something yesterday!
I’m super proud that a majority of my clients are ongoing customers. I love feeling part of their team and being available to consult on design decisions. That closeness allows for deep understanding and bespoke solutions tailored to their needs.
The truth is, this website isn’t finished. I’ve been lucky to have a constant supply of work thus far however, this leaves me very little time to work on this website!
So, what do you say?
You’re welcome to , tell me about your ideas and if it sounds like we’re a good fit, we can arrange a time for you to visit.
Hopefully I’ll hear from you soon, but whatever you decide to do, I wish you the best with your project. Thank you for your time and interest.