Start Your Own Studio

The idea of setting up independently goes through many a young creative mind but, for the majority, know-how is scarce, the starting point erratic and the task, therefore, discouragingly daunting. But there's nothing to convince you of your own studio's potential more than the first-hand accounts of the people who've been there, won the awards and designed the T-shirts. Here, 10 such creative experts offer their advice for a strong start-up!

01: Draw up your mission statement
Paula Benson,
"Have a mission and be really clear what that is right from the beginning. Design is rarely a nine-to-five job, so understand what your mission is before you get into it. If you're going to do those long hours and put your heart and soul into it, you need to have a clear mission and clear vision about where you want to go."

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