Louise draws on experience to launch new business

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With a brimming portfolio of work - including a number of pieces that have featured in international publications – West Dunbartonshire illustrator, Louise Clifford, knew that she had the skills to make a success of her new business. 

With support from Business Gateway, Louise has now launched Veriette Illustration creating one of a kind designs for fashion brands and private clients alike.

"I have a passion for portraiture and the human figure, and specialise in fashion, beauty and portrait illustration," said Louise. “I think it is important to forge a good working relationship with the client. From start to finish, there should be a flow of information ensure the final result is exactly what the client is looking for.”  

With a degree in Illustration and plenty of experience behind her, there is no doubt Louise understands her craft, although she is also the first to admit that the challenges of starting a business require a different set of skills.

"There is a lot to think about but there is also a lot of support to call on too. My Business Gateway Adviser was great and guided me through the start-up process. In addition to one to one advice he also identified some funding which I plan to use to market the business.

"Business Gateway's free workshop programme is also a great resource. I have learned about bookkeeping and also picked up important digital skills through the DigitalBoost programme."  

Find out how Business Gateway West Dunbartonshire can help your business by visiting their local pages  or by calling 0141 530 2408.

Outwith this area?  Find your local Business Gateway office and speak to them for support and advice.

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