Studio Free

Studio Free

Born out of a desire to create more mutualism
↪ To help smaller businesses with less capital and more finite needs
↪ To encourage a barter economy
↪ To make more local friends ☺

Studio Free is a design micro-studio founded on the idea of encouraging a barter economy.
We may have skills you’d like to utilize ⇆ you may have something we’d like to utilize. Maybe you're a restaurant that needs a website – you're in luck, because we are food-eating humans. We'll design & develop a site for you, and you give us some of your fine cuisine. All Studio Free transactions are cashless.

Ok. Maybe a more concrete example would make this easier to understand.

Example #1

You

A soul food restaurant in Brooklyn with a nonexistent web presence except for a Yelp page.

Us

Designers and developers who are big fans of soul food.

Free Transaction

We’ll work with you to create a straightforward, clean website that gives your customers the information they’re looking for (your hours, a menu, hunger-inducing photos of a rack of ribs dripping in BBQ sauce, etc.) that’s simple enough for you to maintain yourself, and you give Studio Free an allowance of four meals a month for 12 months.

Cool, that probably makes it easier to understand.
Maybe another example would help?

Example #2

You

A new coffee shop with no logo or branding or website to speak of.

Us

Adult humans (i.e. consumers of coffee).

Free Transaction

We’ll sit down to develop your branding with you, create a logo, choose a typeface or two, and create your first consumer-facing site, and you’ll give Studio Free three coffees a week.

Great, you probably get the gist by now.
You might ask, what kind of people do we work with?
Good question.

Work We've Done

You're probably curious what our design style is. Here are some websites we've designed and developed in the past.

Who We Work With

Currently, we're open to working with any small-to-medium sized businesses worldwide! The focus / range of cities will soon be narrowed, but for now Studio Free is global. There are bits of criteria we'll use to select final candidates, but we're super flexible on those. We just want to do good, helpful work with good people.

If you'd like to work barter with us, send us an email!