Having produced this animation solely using email communication, this morning it was great to actually meet Ben Skinner and Fraser Davidson the founders of Cub Studio.
Cub Studio actually work out of a shipping container for an office so we had agreed to meet at Shoreditch House.
Before heading off, I was going to iron a shirt. I then decided better of it. Heading to Shore Ditch – London Start Up Central – and meeting with creatives, I figured my IceBreaker Hoodie would be sufficient. My reasoning was confirmed when I arrived and was confronted with a large poster declaring “no suits” and subsequently found very casual attire.
On entering and being told to head up to the 6th floor I was somewhat taken aback to see a swimming pool as I exited the lift.Â Shoreditch House is one of a series of clubs providing facilities from bedrooms, to workspaces, a restaurant and a pool.Â The environment was addictive and buzzing and overall based on the number of facilitiesÂ these guys run, it appears to be a great business.
Fraser has previously lived in NZ and Ben visited a number of years ago. It was a really great time to meet them and talk about our businesses and our next project we are doing with them.
Not surprisingly, it confirmed again that even though we can work virtually on other sides of the world, it can never be a replacement for actually meeting people face to face.