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Ask a Designer: How Do You Start Your Own Business?

Christiane Lemieux, the founder of DwellStudio, has kindly offered several reader questions. Here's our first reader question.

Dear Christiane,
I love the patterns and the printmaking influences in DwellStudio's textile designs, they are gorgeous and playful when juxtaposed together. As a young graphic designer, who loves interior design and fashion, do you have any advice for somebody like me who is just starting out in the business?

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Dear Tina,

Get as much diverse experience as possible. Work in as many different places as possible. Each place you work in will help you refine your craft. The more you are exposed to, the more you narrow down what you want to do with this passion of yours. I started out designing clothes but ended up in home through a series of interesting jobs and internships. All of the steps I took along the way helped me to get where I am.

Good luck!



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CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
I agree. Any kind of experience will be useful someday.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great advice.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Great advice.
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