Want to quit everything and set up your own studio? Anna Hollinrake did

Leaving a stable job to pursue your dreams can be a daunting decision filled with uncertainty and fear. For some creatives, the allure of starting a game studio and bringing an artistic vision to life is too strong to resist. 

For video game artist Anna Hollinrake the temptation of following her "North Star" was too much. Along with friend and Pavle Mihajlović, Hollinrake quit her job and co-founded Electric Saint to make video games no one else is making. (Get some more advice by reading our guide to 'How to start a studio', we also ask, 'Should you go into business with your mates?')

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.