Do you have any advice for creatives looking to form a creative duo?
Your partner in a creative duo doesn’t always have to be someone who is creating similar work to you. Instead, a partner could be someone who helps you in an area of work which you’re not as proficient in. This could be anything from the business side of things to copywriting. We found that being comfortable enough to have no filter when it comes to talking about work helps us progress the most together.
University is where we met and it’s a great place to find a creative duo. However, if this isn’t an option, we also find that people [we want to collaborate with] are always very open and friendly when we reach out to them via Instagram or email.
What’s the best career-related advice you’ve ever received?
The riskiest thing you can do is to play it safe.
This year, we decided to take the plunge and solely focus on building our studio up. We moved out of London and started working from our laptops abroad [in Barcelona], so that we could save some money whilst gaining new experiences and opportunities to further develop our work. These moves were terrifying as we were completely stable in our careers, and it was considered risky by our friends and family.
So far, these moves have paid off and we think we would’ve really regretted it if we didn’t embark on them.
What advice would you give someone looking to get into a similar career?
While working through the basics of 3D, try figuring out ways to stand out from the crowd. We started out by copying work we liked and combined all those different techniques into our own new style. Nothing good comes easy – we did so many tests and experiments before we got to where we are now.
The amount of work you produce will eventually lead to work that is of quality. And once you’ve found the right combination [of styles], be confident in your way of doing things. By being unique, you can cut out the competition.