I run a digital agency called PrydeByte based in South Lanarkshire and I create websites and graphic logos.

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I’ve always been into programming and graphic design so I naturally wanted to make a business out of it. I started freelancing at the age of 16 and now at age 19 I’m starting a digital agency, it launches next month on March 16th.

I live in Lanark and go to uni in Paisley, so I don’t really spend much time in Glasgow, but I do attend gigs at King Tut’s and other places in the city. I started the agency because my main inspiration was that I liked going off and building projects, making some ideas that are only in my head come to life.

I’m currently working on a social networking website for bands and musicians to help them get noticed, and also launching a clothing line called Passion later on this year. “Passion” the brand is aiming to take folk who are inspirational but have suffered hard times and telling their story. Possibly having a quote or custom designed saying, putting it on a t shirt or jumper, and selling it from the website, giving them the chance to show their story off.

I got the idea from “Passion” because I’ve always wanted to give something back for all the stuff that I’m doing. One main factor is that I want to help out people in Scotland, and help them tell their story. That’s what my agency is about, it’s about telling stories and bringing stories to life through brands. I just want to give back to normal people and help them tell their story across the world.

I’ve always wanted to do something like this. I’m self taught in programming and graphic design, so it’s always been an interest to me. The next stage in the process is launching an agency and eventually I want to move into projects full time.

I’ve not really got an end goal, it’s more or less just keep going and keep building the projects because that’s what I love to do. Maybe in five years I’d like to have my own office space, be working on more projects, and have some projects launched.

Generally just see where things go, more or less.

Craig Pryde – Glasgow Central Station

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