Prue Eian, 25Cofounder, Studio71
I decided to be my own boss at the age of 19, and co-founded Studio71 Malaysia in year 2010, running a bridal business together with my partner both here in Malaysia and abroad. I work more on the business side of the company, handling the company’s marketing operations and business development.
At the start it was interest and curiosity that made me join the field. I worked as a wedding planner with another company, and slowly realised the job was very meaningful to me. My partner (our current art director) and I both understand each other’s strength and weaknesses, so we took advantage of this situation and made our first venture.
Designing an unforgettable, once in a lifetime wedding for our customers is truly a wondrous thing that not only impresses the newlywed couple themselves, but everyone around them as well. And when things are tough, I hold on to my dream and keep in mind that the things I do will bring joy to others. I count on my previous experience, strong will and perseverance: the undeniable key to overcoming challenges. Don’t wait for the perfect moment - take the moment and make it perfect.
Thanks to my job , I’ve gained tremendous opportunities to travel abroad. I love to explore new things and different cultures; it widens my perspective on life. This year I want to build up a stronger team to overcome existing challenges as well as to expand the business further.
There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be!