Meet a Fabricante #25 – Roberta Donatini

Roberta comes from Italy and is part of our Editorial team. Among her projects at Fabrica, she’s curated the graphic design of Foibe, a photographic research by fellow Fabricante Sharon Ritossa about how the geological structure of a geographical region can affect its social and historical events.


Can you describe in no more than 30 words who you are and what you do?
Hello I’m Roberta! I’m a graphic designer with a specialization in photography. Lately I’ve been trying to apply my knowledge and passion for the photographic medium to my practice as an editorial designer.

What do you expect from your time at Fabrica?
I expect to work with enthusiasm and dedication; to get closer to the work of my colleagues, photographers and archive researchers, and collaborate with them in a team; to know people from around the world and create relationships that will last outside of Fabrica.

What inspires you most?
Being able to listen to other people’s experiences, also and even more those who have a different background. And then I’m inspired by taking on new challenges and I always look for new opportunities. And I try to travel, as much as possible.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
We need to destabilize ourselves to stabilize on a higher lever: being able to break our balance to create a new one, different and “richer” than the previous one.

What do you miss of your home and what do you like of Italy?
I moved to Treviso after two years and a half in Paris, and now, in a certain sense, I appreciate more than before some “Italian habits” and the life in a small city, close both to the seaside and the mountains.