We have an amazing mix of creative practitioners amongst our community here at Hackney Downs Studios. Browse the list below to see who could be your neighbour.
A-SIDE B-SIDE LTD
A-side B-side is an artist run gallery, project space and studios. As a multifunctional space, we also host bespoke events, run art classes and provide master class workshops. We house a collective of both emerging and established artists whilst supporting ambitious collaborations within an experimental and evolving creative space.
Alex Bindon works in one of the arches along Rotary Walk. He imports and sells vintage French and English racing bikes and Dutch town bikes, as well as providing bike services and spare parts. Residents of HDS get great prices on bikes, parts and services!
ALEX DE MORA
Alex de Mora is a photographer. His work mainly concentrates on feline reportage but he also likes to work with humans too, shooting mainly portraits as well as fashion. His clients include Juke Magazine, Red Bull, Vice, District MTV and Cat Party Records.
andwhat is a digital design and development agency.
andwhat is an extension of your creative team. Our award-winning multidisciplinary studio delivers creative insight and vision, building your brand in the digital space. And we have a lot of fun doing it!
ASUMAN (SUE) ARSLAN
BeefJack is a multi-faceted video games company, comprising a game development studio, an online magazine, and a social space for gamers on the web. Since starting as a hobby project in 2008, BeefJack has grown considerably and now has contributors based all over the planet. BeefJack was recognised as one of the top 20 tech start-ups in the world when it was crowned a champion of the Start-Up Games 2012.
Web broadcasts and set construction
Music production team; multimedia, visual arts
Bread Collective are a creative collective made up of illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, set designers, photographers and film-makers. We work on projects ranging from murals and installations to short films and branding projects for clients including Carhartt, Lovebox Festival, Samsung, LLDC, Beck’s, the Do Lectures and Maharishi.
Charlotte Wainwright is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She works on a wide range of projects from digital branding and logos to hand-painted commissions on ceramics. Her beautiful new range of illustrated beetle mugs are now available for sale on her website.
Claire Barrow is a designer currently showing with Fashion East at London Fashion week. Her signature is painted leather and illustration onto clothing.
CLOCKWISE MEDIA LTD
Independent Film Production Company
Strength and Conditioning Gym
Personal Training and Group Fitness Coaching
Menswear Design Consultancy/Fashion Brand
FILIPPO MORONI & AHMED HAMIDI
Coffee machine sales and repairs
HIROKO NAKAJIMA is a London based Japanese knitwear designer, a Central Saint Martins BA and MA graduate. Upon her graduation in March 2012, she started her own label.
Her interests lie in defamiliarization and surrealism in fashion.
Hiroko is keen to create something that looks familiar yet alien to you.
I CAN MAKE SHOES
I CAN make shoes is a London based shoe making studio, teaching total beginners to make anything from sandals to stilettos. No heavy machinery or specialist equipment is used in the I CAN make shoes workshops, which sets it aside from any other shoe making course in the world. Every technique taught here can be repeated from home.
IGNACIO IRISARRI GUTIERREZ
Ikenna Mokwe is a dedicated visual storyteller. Saavy on many aspects of film making including producing, directing, editing and cinematography.
LAND OF KINGS
Dalston’s annual music and arts festival bringing all the creativity East London has to offer and slamming it into two nights of epic festivities: loft parties, rooftop gigs, basement clubs, bunkers of joy, music pubs, wonky cabaret and feasts of Dalstonian proportions.
Artist Lauren Baker brings life back to perished animals. Lavishly adorned deer skulls, dramatically embellished human skulls: welcome to the bizarre, yet strangely beautiful, world of modern mosaics by Lauren Baker.
MAMA’S JERK STATION
A family run Caribbean Street food outfit based at some of London’s prominent markets, events and festivals.
HDSLR Videographer – Mark is an independent film-maker creating content for Broadcast+Online.
Mathy & Fran are a filmmaking duo.
Maxwell Fine is a recent graduate of Performance Design and Practice (Ba hons) at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. Embarking on a freelance journey as a creative with a passion for vibrant performance and logical, innovative production ideas. Graphic design, illustration, 3D design, prop making.
Mint’s desire is to present trend driven, high quality vintage clothing, with a focus on the future rather than the past. With a shop on Stoke Newington High Street, a collaboration with ASOS Marketplace and an online shop selling vintage in a way no one ever has before – Mint’s carefully handpicked collections from all over the world have brought the attention of fashion hungry celebrities and magazine editors alike.
Misa Gott is a printmaker exploring the idea of cultural identity and belonging, locating myself between Japanese and British social customs, cultures and experiences.
MOSHI MOSHI RECORDS
Moshi Moshi Records / Moshi Moshi Management is a record label and artist management company
Stone Mason, polished concrete and furniture
ONLY CHILD LONDON
Only Child London is a design brand that promotes having an open mind, a positive attitude and a strong social presence. With a strong focus on jewellery as well as forthcoming expansion into other accessories and printed textiles, the brand offers a boldly designed range eclectically inspired by the mystery of ancient civilizations, the extraplanetary and the desire to have a good time.
PAL HANSEN LTD
Pal Hansen is one of London’s most regularly published portrait photographers. His portraits are of everyone from well known celebrities to the average Joe. Pal is mostly an editorial photographer and photographs for magazines such as TIME Magazine, Vogue, Sunday Times Magazine, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Observer Magazine and many more British and International publications. Jake Turney works together with Pal in studio 20.
SANDRA DIECKMANN: ILLUSTRATOR
Sandra Dieckmann was born a tiny Moo-town full of cows, fields and trees in Germany. In a tree house to be precise. Her mother was dangling by one arm when she gave birth and Sandra flopped out and landed on the back of a hawk who brought her home to his nest. There she leaned to fly. That way she made her way to Great Britain in 2002. Since she has tried to act like a human being. Sandra always liked using her eyes, head and hands. Now working as a Freelance illustrator in the UK she spends her time drawing & playing with colours and building herself a magical nest in East London filled with textures, patterns and animals. Her favourite media to use are mechanical pencils, ink, watercolour pencils, collage and photoshop but anything really that tickles her toes. Sandra’s skills have been applied to a wide array of international commissions and projects, which can be seen reflected in her portfolio on her website. Sandra is represented worldwide by her agent Jules Beazley Represents.
SASKIA SCHMIDT : WHAT IS IT PRODUCTION
What Is It was founded by Christian Klotz and Saskia Schmidt who wanted to support others creating better digital products and make their own ideas happen. They help you creating your digital products in the best possible way. To achieve this the company for interaction design and production supports you either on a project or helps you extend your experience with your educational services with digital literacy workshops and creative learning for young people and provides software application development (iOS, OS X), user experience design, information architecture or usability and technical consulting.
SWEETPEA FLORAL DESIGN
Bespoke Floral Design
A small design and animation studio setup by designers Matt Knott and Adriana Gomez, they work primarily in moving image but enjoy being involved with most creative projects regardless of the medium.
Mobile app design
ZOE GRISEDALE SHERRY
Performance artist, musician and writer