If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to meet a true southern belle, look no further than Hanna Seabrook. Just skim the GADABOUT Creative founder’s blog, and you’ll get a clear idea of her sophistication, charm, and classic sensibility. We’re huge fans of her clean and pretty work, so we were thrilled at the chance to peek inside the historic home she and her husband rent in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. We instantly fell in love with her light-filled house, and of course the impeccable style and southern roots that appear in every corner of Hanna’s space!
Photography by Oliva Rae James.
Tell us about GADABOUT, your work and how you got started.
I started the GADABOUT blog in college in 2008 and then followed up with a stationery company the following year. Though I am currently redoing the stationery line and the iPhone app (POST.) that accompanies it, it is totally responsible for my career in graphic design.
Customers began asking for custom illustration work for cards, and then logos and then websites. It all happened so organically that I steadily expanded my portfolio, small team and skill set over a 4 year span. I have gotten to the point now where I love every bit of what I do and truly feel like a professional. Most of my time is now spent solving creative problems through logo, web design and paper products. Bloggers, interior designers, and brick and mortar shops have made up most of my client list, though I love the challenge of getting into a new medium or project!