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Guest Jacqui Brown from The Studio

Today's guest is Jacqui Brown from The Studio 

(image above with Aelkemi designer)

Before asking Jacqui some questions I reflected back 10 or so years to when we had just finished studying PR together and went on a girls trip to Singapore. So much has changed in my life and I wanted to get a glimpse into Jacqui's.

Jacqui's owns a business called The Studio which was instrumental in producing Perth's fashion festival. Now the Fashion Festival has come to an end it is a perfect time to ask her some intimate questions about life and business.

How long has the studio been running?

The Studio officially opened in August 2013, so we’ve just reached our second birthday.  Our first official event was the One Fell Swoop cinema show - it’s was a beautiful yet haunting experience.  It's still one of my favourite shows to this day.

What is your favourite thing about owning your own business?

I love the ability to structure the company different to the norm.  My team of girls all have independence and I love that our non-traditional work place gives them the freedom to come up with amazing creative concepts and projects.

Who is your favourite client to work with and why?

Oh gosh - I love my clients all the same!  I have a really strong relationship with many designers, creatives, models, stylists etc.  I am inspired by them all in different ways - but all the same.

What is the biggest misconception people have about your job?

That its glamorous!  I live in black skinny’s, an old boyfriends black tee and a black leather jacket.  I barely ever wear make-up and I never dress up.  But a lot of people assume its a very glam lifestyle.  Which I find hilarious.

What are your fears as a business owner and young women?

I’d be lying if I said I had no fears.  Its easy for old cowboys to doubt your ability to get sh*t done as a young female.  But that misconception never lasts beyond the first project I work on with a new crew.  I fear not being respected from my peers - fingers crossed that never happens.

What frustrates you the most in business?

Whilst we mostly support the underdog in Australia, there unfortunately is still a lot of jealousy in our industry.  Some of the bigger players can be unfair to the next crop of creatives coming through.  But luckily that doesn’t happen too often.

How do you have down time?

Luckily I live on the ocean - so I try as spend as much time as possible on the coast.  It keeps me sane.

Do you put work before your own health?

Ah.  Yes, I could probably definitely be blamed for doing this.

Who are your biggest supporters?

My family.  They are my rock.  I couldn’t do anything without their support.

Who do you go to for business advice?

My brother-in-law is the smartest guy i know.  He also has a really easy way of relating information and recommendations to you.  I can be quite scatty and distracted, but he has a way of explaining the important stuff clearly.  He’s the best.


From Jacqui's interview it is clear that she has a lot of support around her from her family, her clients and the Perth media. 

" I’m very lucky to have a supportive and loyal networks who suggest my work to new clients" says Jacqui.

Thank you Jacqui for taking the time and opening up to give other women an insight into your life and business.

I love connecting with women and believe if more women lived life based on their purpose and gifts there would be a lot less competition/jealousy and more females would have the confidence to follow their dreams. Jacqui is a great example on how to live life on her terms.

I know Jacqui is not the only one out there who is an independent, driven,strong women who puts her business before her health and well-being.  If you want to share your gifts in this world and flourish in business you need energy and passion so I am offering a

Complimentary Reset & Reboot session with me either in person or via skype.




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