BECOMING A RESIDENT
Urban Hax is home to some seriously creative people who are making a name for themselves in their own respective disciplines. Not only that but they find working at Urban Hax gives them access to great facilities and to other creatives and when they grab a coffee, the conversations tend to spark new ideas. Doing their own thing or collaborating with others – the best of both worlds!
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Residencies start from around £140/month and for this you get a dedicated desk or makerbay, storage drawers, high speed internet and Wi-Fi, heating/lighting and access to the kitchen and tea/coffee making facilities. Additional storage is available on request. Access to the other creatives is free…but priceless!
TAKE THE NEXT LEAP
If you’re a new creative enterprise, we have all the facilities and support you’ll need to help you grow your business and to win more work.
STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
If you’re working from home, our creative hub will give you access to facilities you may not be able to afford. Become more professional but at a price you can cope with.
INNOVATE TO SUCCEED
Our creative residents love to help each other out. Putting their heads together has led to new products, services and solutions…and winning more business from clients!
MEET THE RESIDENTS
Just a sample of the lovely people who’ve brought their creativity into our makerspace.
Watch out for new faces soon!
GUITAR EFFECTS PEDALS DESIGNER/MAKERS
JON BRIGGS AND TOBY SMITH
ACCIDENTAL NOISE DEVICES
Accidental Noise Devices is a two-man operation designing and producing their own line of special effects guitar pedals from scratch. Both Jon and Toby have a passion for music and microelectronics, making them the perfect duo to venture into the world of guitar pedals.
DAC Design provide services in both CAD design and graphic design. The latter includes brand creation, illustrations, photo editing and publications and the CAD side encompasses 3D modelling, rendering, drafting and conceptualisation.
“Urban Hax’s set up certainly encourages a potential for entrepreneurship, along with the practice of one’s interests; which is where my confidence to run a business was built.”
PRODUCTS PHOTOGRAPHY UK
I’m a professional photographer with 20+ years of photography experience and also established Products Photography UK. We primarily serve the clients looking for photography for their e-commerce business.
“I enjoy working with other creative individuals and businesses. As creative businesses we do face similar challenges and are therefore able to discuss these with others in the space and develop solutions. We have also developed close working relationships with other businesses at Urban Hax”
A talented and dedicated guitar maker who’s making a name for himself on the music scene both locally and nationally. He prides himself on his attention to detail and his ability to ‘talk guitars’ with his past and current clients.
“I can honestly say that my business wouldn’t have developed the way that it has without the Urban Hax team and the flexible way they’ve responded to my growing needs.”
HOOT & GLAM
An all-round maker, from jewellery to felting, fashion to practicality. A maker that likes to explore the unexpected and whose work is always innovative and eye-catching.
“Urban Hax is my creative family away from home with a diverse range of different talented members. It’s a pleasure to work within the space whenever possible which suits my busy life.”
FASHION DESIGNER AND LEATHER ARTISAN
I am a fashion designer specialising in leather – creating bespoke, artisanal pieces made from repurposed saddlery waste. Determined to inject modernity into Walsall’s renowned leather trade, I mix traditional leatherworking techniques with contemporary craft to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.
“Urban Hax has been instrumental to my development as a business owner – providing a supportive and collaborative space, an extensive creative network and access to a wide range of facilities. The residency programme has allowed me to keep my initial costs low by providing adequate space at very reasonable prices that is unrivalled by other makerspaces within the area. Connection with other creative businesses allows for collaboration and shared knowledge that make the process of starting up a little less intimidating and a little more possible.”