Creative Lives — We chat to Build Co-founder and Director Nicky Place about running her own business and balancing creativity with strategy

Posted 10 March 2017 Interview by Laura Snoad

With a background in the games industry, Nicky Place co-founded Leeds-based studio Build with husband and business partner Michael, joining him full-time in 2006. Seeing herself as a “balance” to Michael’s creative output, Nicky takes the lead on strategy and client management, but is currently delegating more of the operational side of her work to free up time for design. Even though the pair recently escaped London for Leeds, Nicky admits that when you’re running your own business is stressful and switching off can be a huge challenge.

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