Hanna Seabrook is the enthusiast behind GADABOUT Creative, a graphic design studio, shop and lifestyle blog based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Introduction

Hanna launched the GADABOUT blog in two thousand and eight as a shy attempt to pinpoint her perspective and encourage inspiration. Having recently confirmed (if only to herself) she wanted a career in graphic design, she saw the blog as the beginning of what would become her company. Through the daily challenge of curating content and starting conversation, GADABOUT has given Hanna the opportunity to develop her graphic work, define her aesthetic and connect with an incredible community. For this, she is so grateful.

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Talking Points

Rock-Paper-Scissors makes her nervous • If she wasn’t a graphic designer she probably would have attempted interior design • She has messy handwriting • She loves old photographs of her parents • She likes the idea of tea cups • She is always 5 minutes late or 30 minutes early • She is married to her high school sweetheart • She is a horrible speller • She lives in ballet flats and matchstick pants • She kinda likes rainy days • Scrabble is her favorite mother-daughter game • She is going to try to learn French before she’s 30 • Severe impatience gets in the way of her entrepreneurial spirit • She has a (hopefully charming) southern accent • She tries (and often fails) to be an early riser • Fresh linens fix most of her problems • Her life starts all over when it gets crisp in thefall • She could put ticking stripes in every room of her house • She was named after her grandmother • She looks forward to Sunday brunch all week long • She can’t help but love Taylor Swift • Her cavalier, Henrietta, is her favorite Instagram subject • She is always up for weekend getaways and trying new restaurants • She doesn’t have a favorite color • She hopes to write a children’s book one day • She dearly loves to laugh

Inspirations

The aisles of any antique shop  /  The simplicity of charcoal sketches  /  The consistency and cleverness of the J.Crew Brand  /  The excitement of accepting a new client  / The size of W Magazine  /  The styling of Ann Mashburn  /  The intimacy of a dinner party  /  The complexity of typefaces  /  The fabrics of Lisa Fine  /  The warmth of a bookstore / The artwork of Sally King Benedict  /  The look of fresh flowers  /  The spaces of Tom Scheerer  /  The delight of wearing Loeffler Randall  /  The perfection of “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simple.” - Albert Einstein /  The color of Chloe ad campaigns  /  The wit of J.D.Salinger’s Franny and Zooey  /  The grandiosity of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antionette  /  The support of my friends and family /   /  The restaurants of New York City  /  The cobblestone streets of Charleston  /  The melancholy of Greg Laswell’s music  /  The articles of Town & Country  /  The tranquility of Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice  / The thrill of a snail-mailed invitation

GADABOUT (N.) A AIMLESS PLEASURE SEEKER; AN ALL TOO AGREEABLE ENTERTAINER. A FLIRT WITH ALL THAT IS FUN.

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