has just launched ‘FREE DESK HERE‘ which is a new campaign asking creative agencies to offer a free desk in their studio to a new talent. That’s completely free and not in exchange for work.

Free Desk Here

‘Free Desk Here’ is brought to you by Open Studio Club and is supported by graphic artist, Anthony Burrill.

They’re asking creative agencies to offer a free desk in their studio to a new creative talent. It’s all in the spirit of collaboration, giving agencies the opportunity to invite a new person into their studio to share ideas and new ways of thinking. Many of the studios taking part are looking for creatives outside the agency’s core discipline.

“There’s a global digital agency taking part that’s offering a free desk to a product designer. They want to invite someone into their studio that makes physical things as a change to the digital work they do. I’m personally very grateful to all the agencies taking part in ‘Free Desk Here’. Big thanks also goes to Anthony Burrill who was the first to back the idea several months ago. Free Desk Here isn’t about charity. It’s about collaboration. It’s taking an existing, high value commodity that seriously under-utilised in lots of agencies – space. I hope it inspires other agencies to get involved. We’ll see what happens.” Says Nick Couch, Founder of Open Studio Club.

Everyday for the next 2 weeks Open Studio Club will release a new free desk from a group of award winning creative agencies from around the world that are supporting the campaign. Their first agency to list is Moving Brands in London.

All agencies are invited to take part if they have a free desk available. The first 50 agencies to list a free desk on will receive a signed, limited edition Anthony Burrill screen print.

Free Desk Here

Agencies involved:
The campaign is being supported by the following agencies who will be offering a free desk:
8inc. (London)
Kin (London)
Moving Brands (London)
HORT (Berlin)
OPX (London)
Studio Magpie (London)
Poke London
Well Made Studio (Liverpool)
Lundgren+Lindqvist (Gothenburg)
Base (Brussels)
The Partners (London)
Mill Co. (London)

Further agencies are expected to sign up in the next week, including a top brand consultancy in New York and more from London.

What’s in it for the agency?
‘Free Desk Here’ benefits agencies with a creative mix. Agencies can bring in creative people from outside their core discipline. Lots of good can come from it, a chance to collaborate and share ideas. One of the digital agencies involved is offering a desk to a product designer.

Free Desk Here

About Open Studio Club:
Open Studio Club is a free listing website for artists and designers to find affordable studios to rent. It’s been referred to as the ‘airbnb of creative studios’.

Since launching last year over 500 studios have listed from all over the world. From sculpture studios in Berlin to a 3D printing community in Portland.

Open Studio Club was set up by London based creative, Nick Couch. Previously Nick was Creative Director and Managing Director of the brand consultancy, Figtree.

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