On graduating from my MSc I initially worked a few odd jobs to help assemble the equipment I needed to create my own compact studio. As the meters of cable and boxes of knobs slowly increased, I began to get some commercial sound design work. I finally decided to study a business course through Invest NI’s Go for It program (www.goforitni.com/start-a-business) and was able to start my own fledgling company Augmented Audio. There’s work out there but no one’s going to give it to you on a plate. It’s a horrid term but networking really is important.
Commercial work aside I created a website to document projects I’ve worked on and things I’ve made- www.hermetic-developments.com/