We had the good fortune of connecting with Steph Adams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Steph, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
After working with British Vogue and Net-a-Porter, I felt like I wanted to have more freedom in my career but I also wanted to travel and help other people. Trying to combine everything into one was a challenge. I wanted to have my freedom, and move away from a 9-5 job, so my choices for work were always going to be to work for myself. I started a design studio first, then a magazine while I was working as a digital creator and producing books and interviewing celebrities. I still find it hard to balance the work and family life. It’s rewarding but always challenging. I think the best thing for anyone is to work out what you are most passionate about, where your strengths are and then combine the two if you can.
Interviewing various people making changers around the world has always been of interest to me. Everything I do needs to come from somewhere inside of me where I feel most passionate, otherwise it’s just not worth doing.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
You need to believe in yourself by staying healthy and mentally strong. With most of my work, I love visual creation, art direction and writing and I am most inspired by the people around me. I actually never thought I would get to a place where I have now published ten books, but for me it’s always to inspire others and bring people joy.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In Singapore, for dinner I would go to Panamericana and Lavo at Marina Bay Sands. I also love going for drinks up at Spago bar. The shopping is great at Marina Bay Sands and ION Orchard. Visit the Singapore Zoo and some of the museums.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is to: Megan Dalla-Camina who wrote Simple, Soulful, Sacred. It encourages you to go on your journey and find your inner strength. I read her book during the lockdown of 2020 and it changed my life.
Raiyne Kim Photography and Zipeng Lee