Many people are sceptical about going into business with friends or family, as personal relationships may complicate the professional work environment. But two friends running a design studio out of Berlin and Franklin seem to have made such an endeavour work. Friends Obby
first found each other through the internet and began working with each other on personal projects. After completing a project for major sportswear brand Under Armour
, they officially founded the design studio Obby & Jappari
. The studio has gone on to do digital and creative work for a number of major brands and even launch a line of t-shirts. We spoke with the duo about working together as friends, dealing with theft and exploitation as creative professionals, and future collaborations they would like to do.