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It’s a new year and an exciting new development at Go Media is finally starting to take shape. Go Media is starting to build out a new headquarters! We hope that this new work environment will be the envy of all designers. Ok, It may not be THAT nice – but it will be a huge step up from our current facility.

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One thing I have always preached in business is being frugal. Earn the money before you spend it. And in keeping with that philosophy – we have had to keep our overhead down (since we’ve been poor.) In order to keep our overhead down, we’ve run Go Media out of my apartment, then out of a duplex and currently out of my townhouse. But this past year we finally had the good fortune (and need) to move beyond our 600 square foot livingroom/dining room space that 7 (soon 9) total staff members currently occupy.

Side of Building

So, on December 27, 2007 after a year-long search Go Media closed on a 15,000 square foot three story warehouse that we are going to turn into our headquarters. We are obviously VERY excited about this new opportunity we’ve been lucky enough to achieve.

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I am going to post some blogs like this to document the design and build-out of our space. I wanted to make a quick shout-out to the hard working staff of Go Media that made this possible, John Wagner my realtor that pushed this deal through and our bank that is lending us some of the money to help pay for everything. Much thanks! See more photos after the jump or just check out our Flickr album that will constantly be updated with new photos as we renovate the building.

Lights

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Front of Building

About the Author, William Beachy

I grew up in Cleveland Hts. Ohio and was drawing constantly. As a child I took art classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art and eventually became known as the "class artist." I graduated from The Ohio State University's department of Industrial Design. I have always tried to blend my passion for illustration with Graphic Design. Go Media was the culmination of my interests for both business and art. I'm trying to build a company that is equally considerate of our designers AND our clients.
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  • http://www.bandwidthcamp.com Duane Brown

    Hey Guys

    Congrads on getting the new space. Sounds like you’ll have all the space you need and then some. Will there be an event space-cum-retail/art gallery on the first floor? Seems like a lot of space for 9 people.

  • http://www.bandwidthcamp.com Duane Brown

    Hey Guys

    Congrads on getting the new space. Sounds like you’ll have all the space you need and then some. Will there be an event space-cum-retail/art gallery on the first floor? Seems like a lot of space for 9 people.

  • Guido

    nice! if I lived around I would come over and help!

  • Guido

    nice! if I lived around I would come over and help!

  • http://ian.sundermedia.com Ian Muir

    Looks like a space you could have some fun with. I personally am a big fan of the Steampunk Office on WIRED http://www.wired.com/culture/design/multimedia/2007/06/gallery_nemo_office?currentPage=1&slideView=1

    But, I have feeling that you guys can do even better.

  • http://ian.sundermedia.com Ian Muir

    Looks like a space you could have some fun with. I personally am a big fan of the Steampunk Office on WIRED http://www.wired.com/culture/design/multimedia/2007/06/gallery_nemo_office?currentPage=1&slideView=1

    But, I have feeling that you guys can do even better.

  • http://www.brusheezy.com Shawn

    Wow! Congrats on the new office guys! Looks like it’s going to be a great place with lots of room to grow!

  • http://www.brusheezy.com Shawn

    Wow! Congrats on the new office guys! Looks like it’s going to be a great place with lots of room to grow!

  • http://deadlastgraphix.com dean

    you have the WHOLE building? That alot of space for nine people…..hopefully it all takes off and you can hire more….*Ah Hemm* Good luck and check out these cool offices….http://www.thecoolhunter.net/design/CREATIVE-WORK-ENVIRONMENTS—Do-you-work-in-one-/

  • http://deadlastgraphix.com dean

    you have the WHOLE building? That alot of space for nine people…..hopefully it all takes off and you can hire more….*Ah Hemm* Good luck and check out these cool offices….http://www.thecoolhunter.net/design/CREATIVE-WORK-ENVIRONMENTS—Do-you-work-in-one-/

  • DC182

    Amazing, Good luck! :)

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    dean – yeah we have the whole building! We are obviously hiring more people to add to the design team, but we plan to occupy only the 3rd floor with that part of our company. The first floor we plan to turn into an art gallery. The rest of the space we’ll have an apartment where someone could sleep and live comfortably, a lounge area with all kinds of gaming/entertainment, some more areas where we can screenprint our own shirts/posters, record audio/video, and whatever else we need.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    dean – yeah we have the whole building! We are obviously hiring more people to add to the design team, but we plan to occupy only the 3rd floor with that part of our company. The first floor we plan to turn into an art gallery. The rest of the space we’ll have an apartment where someone could sleep and live comfortably, a lounge area with all kinds of gaming/entertainment, some more areas where we can screenprint our own shirts/posters, record audio/video, and whatever else we need.

  • Danny

    Hey guys, lookin good. I bet its gonna be so nice. Yeah this building is huge, thats really cool to hear about what you guys are planning to do in there. This is still in Ohio, right? Cleveland? Anyways, good job choosing the building, its gonna be really great. I could already picture how its going to look remodeled. Cant wait to see some more pics of the progress.

  • Danny

    Hey guys, lookin good. I bet its gonna be so nice. Yeah this building is huge, thats really cool to hear about what you guys are planning to do in there. This is still in Ohio, right? Cleveland? Anyways, good job choosing the building, its gonna be really great. I could already picture how its going to look remodeled. Cant wait to see some more pics of the progress.

  • DC182

    Amazing, Good luck! :)

  • http://www.rofelogos.com Fer

    Congrats!
    Where do you get so much money to buy that huge building?? :)

  • http://www.rofelogos.com Fer

    Congrats!
    Where do you get so much money to buy that huge building?? :)

  • hcabbos

    I go to Cleveland a few times a month. I believe there’s an awesome Puerto Rican restaurant on that block isn’t there?

  • hcabbos

    I go to Cleveland a few times a month. I believe there’s an awesome Puerto Rican restaurant on that block isn’t there?

  • http://www.bartondamer.com barton damer

    dude! that’s rad. congratulations!!!! i’m sure you’ve got room in there for a mini half pipe too! ;-)

  • http://www.bartondamer.com barton damer

    dude! that’s rad. congratulations!!!! i’m sure you’ve got room in there for a mini half pipe too! ;-)

  • http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk Chris

    Congratulations! Looks like you will have plenty of space for some fancy facilities!

    Chris

  • http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk Chris

    Congratulations! Looks like you will have plenty of space for some fancy facilities!

    Chris

  • http://www.kriegsnet.com kriegs

    Congrats on the new digs guys!

  • http://www.kriegsnet.com kriegs

    Congrats on the new digs guys!

  • stepan

    Wow i wish my firm had that big of a building :’( . How much did the entire building cost you guys?

  • stepan

    Wow i wish my firm had that big of a building :’( . How much did the entire building cost you guys?

  • http://www.PhotoshopFiles.com Adrian

    Good for you.
    Good luck with the new headquarter.

  • http://www.PhotoshopFiles.com Adrian

    Good for you.
    Good luck with the new headquarter.

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle

  • http://www.clippingpathworkhouse.com/ Mrs. Mimi Akter

    Wow! Amazing, Congrats on the new office guys! Looks like it’s going to be a great place with lots of room to grow!