Creative Lives — Getting things started: Co-founder and Director at Warriors, Beth Wilson

Posted 27 September 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

When Microsoft Excel is your saviour, you can’t help but see beauty in numbers. Just ask Warriors and GDFS co-founder and director, Beth Wilson, whose love of numbers initially put her on the path to becoming an accountant. But after a short stint on a business degree, she decided to swap digits for design at Edinburgh College of Art, where she ended up meeting fellow founder, James Gilchrist. Numbers still play an important part in the day-to-day running of the studio and festival, where the freedom of being self-employed can be curbed by the sacrifices involved in running two companies. While Beth can’t imagine working long hours forever, the job itself is definitely for the keeping (at least, when she’s not being professionally ghosted.) She shares some of her industry insights, tells us about her aspirations to start a golf travel business and why you should always listen to your mum. 

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