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About Me

Fabien Butazzi @fabienb

Hi there, I’m Fabien.

Today, my simplified tagline is Creative. Nomad. Photographer.

In over 25 years I successfully wore many hats: Creative Director, UX Lead, DesignOps Manager, Digital Design Strategist, Brand Specialist, Photographer, Web Designer, DJ, Food-blogger and a few more.

Truth is, I have a constant desire to reinvent myself because I love to learn something new every day and find new ways to express my creativity.
And my excitement never faded in all these years.

Sunrise in Florence, Firenze, Italy
Where I grew up

Fujifilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF 10-24mm F/4
ISO200 | 1/3s | F/13
Firenze, Italy, February 2019

Background

I’m a Designer by trade.
First with Graphic Design and Branding, then embracing Web Design in its early stages. Featuring among the Top 10 Web Designers To Watch, being published in books and giving public talks at conferences. Then climbing the ladder to finally reach the position of Creative Director in a large international company of 10.000 employees.

Already while working in the Design industry I had learned and developed my photography skills.
I was regularly published in magazines such as Digital Camera Magazine (Italian) and I won Best Photo Blog Of The Year with my own food-blog.

This led to start receiving commissions, including one with a very important Italian art gallery. I can’t name it, but chances are you know it. And if you used their virtual tour app, well, you saw my medium format hi-res photos.

After I moved to London I had my first exhibitions, including one with Instagram photos a year after the app launch.

Recent years

I took a sabbatical after almost 25 years in the Design industry: I needed a break to get out of burnout and depression.
I went travelling around the world (once even literally, going full circle moving East) and visited 20 countries in a year. Of course I had my camera with me and this helped me find my happy place, so I decided to dedicate my time and efforts to it.

I keep a foot in my former profession by using my experience to mentor/coach Designers and offering creative consultancy to companies.

As a Photographer, I take in commissioned work, I sell prints of my photos and digital products and I offer classes, workshops (to individuals or groups) and mentorship.
When in London, I also partner with AirBnB Experiences to offer exclusive photographic tours around the city to all the passionate visitors.

In the meantime, I’m always featured in photography magazines and exhibitions: in 2020, you’ll be able to see my work in Berlin, Vancouver and Vienna (confirmed, despite coronavirus).

London during Blue Hour
My current base

Fujifilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF 10-24mm F/4
ISO200 | 4s | F/11
London, UK, August 2019

People of New York
Don’t be the one who doesn’t stop to talk 😉

Fujifilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF 10-24mm F/4
ISO200 | 1/4s | F/22
New York, USA, October 2018

Get in touch!

I’m always looking for a human connection. Whether it’s in my trips or online, I always find joy in getting to meet people.

I made long-lasting relationships with friends and clients all over the world, and they all started with a simple “hello”.

If you find interesting all you read so far…
if you want to talk about Design or Photography…
if you want to inquire about my mentorship…
If you think I’d be a good fit for your next job…

Let’s have a chat and see where it goes!

In a nutshell, what can you expect from me?

Whether you want to collaborate with me,
hire me or be my student/mentee,
these are the pillars of my professional engagement with you.

Minimum Viable Perfection

I have an uncanny attention to detail and you’ll find it all throughout my work. I don’t let perfection get in the way, but I never settle for mediocrity. With me you’re always aiming to excellence.

Long invaluable experience

I grew up surrounded by Art and worked in the Creative industry for over 25 years. There is so much I can offer thanks to such long experience and no creative problem I can’t solve.

Communicator Extraordinaire

Communication is paramount! We’ll keep in regular contact about any projects we start with calls, Slack or any means available to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Fair, Friendly, Focused

Fair pricing, friendly (but professional) attitude and constant focus towards the end goal. This is what you can expect from me with each and every project I take on board.

Drop me a line!

I’m accepting new clients through the rest of the year.
Please drop me a line and we’ll get started with your next project!