The 21 Year Old Founders of Staple Magazine, Emily Tay and Clara Lee

Staple Magazine

Clara Lee, Tan Yi Ping and Emily Tay are the 21 year old founders behind socio-culture magazine, Staple Magazine. Their pilot issue is themed Dizziness of Youth, whereby the notion of “arriving to an age” or the awkward manoeuvre between childhood to adulthood is the topic of interest.

We dived into topics including:
– The world of publishing; finding contents, curating and marketing the magazine
– How they started a magazine at the age of 21 while being full-time students who lived in different time zones
– Why one should work before entering university
– Explore being a youth and loads more




Scroll down for the link and show notes…

Connect with Staple Magazine:
Website | Instagram | Facebook

STAPLE is currently stocked at Allscript, BooksActually, Basheer Graphic Books, Emporium of the Modern Man and Magpie Magazines.

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Show notes
Childhood of Clara [10:55]
Childhood of Emily [13:15]
The birthplace of Staple [14:57]
Personalities of Clara and Emily [21:25]
Why one should get work experience before entering university [25:40]
Work experience of Emily [30:55]
What is Staple? [34:25]
The publishing process for Staple [35:30]
How was Staple magazine produced in different time zone? [40:35]
Parents’ reaction to the magazine [46:32]
How did they decide on their roles within Staple? [47:38]
Widsom acquired along the journey? [52:00]
Advice to your younger self [57:54]
Staple’s best marketing effort [1:01:35]

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