AN INTERVIEW WITH TOP GIRL STUDIO

Central St. Martinas graduate Anna Potter @topgirl.studio is telling us all about her Insta account that has been described as the burn book of Instagram.  It calls out the perceptions of social media including internet #goals and a perfect Insta feed, and if you don’t already it’s definitely one you’re gonna want to follow.

We caught up with Anna to chat about the inspiration behind her work, proudest moments and dream collaborations.

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Describe yourself in 5 words…

Passionate, driven, sarcastic, perfectionist, bold.

Where are you from?

Bournemouth.

What was studying at Central St Martins like?

Studying at CSM was a surreal experience! I learnt a lot in those 3 years. They teach you how to stand out, be confident in your work and just own it. There’s a lot of ‘finding yourself’ involved and generating ideas at a fast pace, but overall just create bangin’ work and be yourself.

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Why did you want to be a graphic designer?

I started off in photography, but felt like something was missing, and after a lot of thinking I came to realise I was really in to the actual ideas. I loved the meaning behind a piece of work and how you can educate someone through a visual and create conversation. To me that basically sums up graphic design.

What inspires your very hard hitting quotes?

The film Mean Girls and just basic girl talk, if you float around on Instagram and Tumblr  long enough you notice the language being used, so its a mixture really of what’s on trend to say combined with old sayings and my own sub-conscience thoughts I have late at night when I can’t sleep.

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Your work has been featured in so many cool magazines, which was your favourite to work for?

Besides getting featured on Teen Vogue which would be any girl’s dream come true, getting a feature with Dazed Magazine had the most impact for me as they were the ones that discovered my work first and uncovered iGIRL to the web world, that and I’ve always been a fan of Dazed since I was like 15,  so that was pretty huge for me. Paper magazine was also great as I was able to collaborate with them on the interview and come up with ‘a break the internet’ feature.

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What’s been your most proud moment in your career?

Just seeing my work in general generate all over the Internet is a pretty cool thing for me, a lot of my work has a sarcastic humour to it so it means a lot to me that people get my work, and get that it’s cool to just have a margarita and laugh at yourself for a minute. In reality we’ve all had our Britney 2007 meltdown whether it be over a ex boyfriend or an Instagram filter, lets be real and not take life so seriously.

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Your work has been featured in so many cool magazines, which was your favourite to work for?

Besides getting featured on Teen Vogue which would be any girl’s dream come true, getting a feature with Dazed Magazine had the most impact for me as they were the ones that discovered my work first and uncovered iGIRL to the web world, that and I’ve always been a fan of Dazed since I was like 15,  so that was pretty huge for me. Paper magazine was also great as I was able to collaborate with them on the interview and come up with ‘a break the internet’ feature.

top girl studio interview

What’s been your most proud moment in your career?

Just seeing my work in general generate all over the Internet is a pretty cool thing for me, a lot of my work has a sarcastic humour to it so it means a lot to me that people get my work, and get that it’s cool to just have a margarita and laugh at yourself for a minute. In reality we’ve all had our Britney 2007 meltdown whether it be over a ex boyfriend or an Instagram filter, lets be real and not take life so seriously.

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Your Instagram is so addictive, are there any accounts that inspire you?

@watts.on  @plastikmagazine  

We love the girl power vibe in your work, where has this passion come from?

Instagram and The Spice Girls.

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What’s your dream for the future?

To see my company Top Girl Studio grow and to hopefully encourage other girls out there that if you’re the funny one or the arty one or the different one in your girl gang, you can make it too babe.

Dreams don’t have to be for when you’re just asleep. Wake up and slay all day.

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Who would you like to collaborate with and why?

Kim Kardashian purely for the media exposure.

What quote sums you up the best?

Jealous Follow

What would you quote that sums up Missguided?

Girls In Power – Create your own future.

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