MEET THE FOUNDERS OF 2 SISTERS

17 Aug 2020 | Student Life

You may have noticed over the past week that Fusion Students Cardiff has been having a bit of a refresh! Lauren and Chloe Piper, from aptly named 2 Sisters, have created two stunning new murals in our building. In this Q&A we asked founders, Lauren and Chloe, what the driving force was behind starting 2 Sisters and what their biggest achievement has been so far. Here’s what they had to say…

Tell us about your business?

We’re 2 Sisters, a mural and graphic design duo, specialising in hand lettering, illustration, and large format hand-painted murals. We work with a wide variety of materials and are known for our eye-catching designs. Past clients include The Hilton Hotel, Dior, Boots, Openreach, and The Spinnaker Tower.

What was the driving force for you to start your business?

We’ve always loved being creative and trying out new things! We have grown the business from a pocket-money project back in school into a full time job. Having both worked for a number of different places, we could never quite find the right fit, so we decided to find something that we both loved doing.

What are your business’ core values?

All of our projects are completed to the highest standards, ensuring that we remain professional throughout. As well as this we always try to inject a bit of fun and excitement into every creative project that we do! We’re extremely passionate about design as a whole and love throwing ourselves into a variety of design related projects. 

How do you overcome setbacks?

We like to think of ourselves as problem solvers. In order to paint murals you need to be able to think on your feet. Sometimes walls will be different to what you thought, colours will be wrong from what’s on the can and paint might not cooperate in the temperature, but we always find a way to solve the issues as that’s part of our job.

If you had one piece of advice for students setting out their own business, what would it be?

Know your worth. Although you might be having loads of fun, you still need to pay the bills, so it’s important to cover your time. Also, enjoy yourself! 

Are there any other brands outside your sector that you are following at the moment?

Chloe absolutely loves makeup, so she’s a huge fan of Huda, Milani, and more. Whereas Lauren loves clothing brands like Billabong, Levis, and Hollister. We love taking inspiration from companies outside of the graphic design/mural industry, our Instagram feeds are full of them!

What has your biggest achievement been so far?

Last Spring we were flown out to Venice to paint some murals for an Italian Hostel, which was really exciting and surreal! I think our biggest achievement is every time we see people taking selfies in front of our murals, seeing them go from an ipad illustration, to a full scale painting which people can enjoy. 

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