Actual Studio becomes StudioFord

We have rebranded! New name, new branding, new website, new outlook

Having worked in the design industry for a number of years, I (Jon) set up Actual Studio. This was way back in 2012 and at the time I was well and truly fed up with design agencies.

I had seen first hand how not to run a studio. Not in terms of making money and winning clients, but how agencies behaved, the bullshit basically.

The name ‘Actual’ studio was a direct response to this and the way I wanted to operate. Actual being a synonym for ‘certain’, ‘genuine’, ‘real’, ‘authentic’; the opposite of some of the agencies I had experienced.

If you hire us, it’ll actually be us that do the work. Me in fact and not the intern!

This is still how I like to do business. I have no interest in bullshitting my clients. I’ll speak with them honestly, we’ll be realistic and that way we’ll build long-lasting relationships.

So why the name change? Actual Studio felt too impersonal. Clients work with me because they like working with me so I wanted to bring back a bit of personality. Actual Studio didn’t really sit right, and plenty of people dropped the ‘Studio’ which I hated!

StudioFord has matured somewhat; we take on much larger projects now and with added complexity. Web applications are a big part of what we do now. I wanted to present a much more grown-up image, so our new name and branding reflect this.

Lets get started

We love to hear about new ideas, new projects and from new people in general. If you’d like to get started, get in touch