A Year at Rabble Studio: Matt's story

As part of our 'A Year at Rabble Studio' series, Rabble Studio member Matt Ayres reflects on the past twelve months as a regular at the coworking space.

Matt is a freelance writer and creative content marketer, specialising in copywriting, blogging and social media for small businesses and creative agencies. He has an impressive encyclopedic knowledge of animal facts built from writing for wildlife magazines and is always up for pizza socials.

Matt Ayres

Where were you working from before you joined Rabble Studio last summer?

I was working from home, mixing things up with the occasional café visit. This was fine for a while, but after a year or so I realised that I'd get much more from self-employment by spending more time with other freelancers. 

Why did you join Rabble?

I could tell from my first visit that Rabble would be a comfortable and relaxed space to work in. It didn't feel anything like the offices I'd worked in before. The fact that it was populated with creative people was another big draw, as opposed to some of the more corporate coworking spaces I'd visited in Cardiff.

What benefits have you experienced from being a Rabble member? 

Joining Rabble has given me a productive place to work from, introduced me to some amazing people and led to creatively rewarding collaborations with other members.

What have been the highlights of being a part of Rabble?

The social side of studio life is my favourite thing about being a Rabbler, from organised events to casual group lunches and after work drinks.