Brittany Fabello is a London based designer who comes from New England. She began her career in college studying ceramics at the University of Southern Maine, transferring halfway through to graduate at Monsterrat College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Having worked for many companies such as Suffolk University and Oxfam America. After working freelance for a few years she set up her own studio. Sea of Atlas unites her love of design and her passion for art by creating one-of-a-kind pieces. We are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Brittany Fabello.
Image Credit: 1) Egg Collective 2) Texturable 3) Anthropologie 4) Spartan Shop 5) Spartan Shop
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My style is simple, clean, and earthy with a little bit of an old world feel thrown in there. I’ve always been drawn to pieces that have warmth and texture to them but especially love when something has a story behind it. I’m a huge fan of neutrals and earthy tones.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
I search for inspiration in photographs or pull from recent travels. My first step after that is always sketching. Trying different variations of whatever idea is starting to spin around in my head. Whether I’m working on hand lettering or illustration, it’s important to get that translation from head to paper down. And then I play and push the limits with whatever begins to form.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I love working with creatives who are on the cusp of something new. The ones that have started their businesses already and now know where they want to take it. They’re the ones that are ready to get serious and move to the next step. I admire when someone takes what their gut is telling them and then really start to go for it!
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
The past few years I have been pulling most, if not all, of my inspiration from my travels. A year and a half ago my husband and I moved from the States to London to fulfill our travel dreams. When we’re out and about it’s interesting to see the patterns of different cultures, the hand painted signs of certain cities, the architecture of old towns. I love picking all of that up and taking it home with me to see how it shapes my own creative work. It’s important to me to get out and explore whether it’s in my own city or far away in order to expand my creative thoughts to new levels.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Hard work. My studio, Sea of Atlas, has taken years to build and is a constant work in progress—I never want it not to be. Keeping movement, inspiration, and passion all flowing is what allows me to keep reaching the next level. Owning your own business isn’t easy. It’s about trusting your gut and not letting fear take over. Things take time to build but I’m a firm believe that with hard work, patience, and passion, dreams will become a reality.