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about fabro

/'fabro/:
n. creator, maker, smith, craftsman

Founded in 2009, Fabro is a full-service creative studio (formerly 'Raphael Marinho Design') . Integrated communications are our craft. Brand identity, website design, photography, videography and strategic online advertising are our tools. We believe that strategy is the foundation of success. We therefore collaborate closely and partner with clients, gaining a thorough understanding of your business and its goals, before we ply our trade. We work with a variety of creative partners from every discipline. Our experienced team has spent years perfecting and refining our skills; now we put them to work for you.

Raphael Marinho @ Fabro Creative

raphael marinho

founder & creative director

For over a decade, Raphael Marinho has applied his Brazilian aesthetic influence to the field of design. At Fabro, Raphael oversees all creative and strategic initiatives including branding, web design, photography and video production, and online strategies. Prior to founding his own Vancouver-based studio, Raphael worked in advertising and design agencies in several cities across two continents. He started Fabro after realizing that traditional agency models lacked the agility that small and mid-sized clients need. Now, he offers full agency services to businesses across Canada.

heather stoutenburg

copywriter

Heather Stoutenburg has been a brand communicator since 2006. With a background in digital content creation for Fortune 500 clients, she spent the last few years collaborating on interactive experiences and consulting for tech start-ups, small businesses and non-profits.

fernando drabik

front-end developer

Fernando Drabik has lived and worked in Brazil, the USA and now, Canada. Over the last 12 years, he has worked with diverse organizations including Walt Disney World, NASA, and NOAA. Now he works his magic at Fabro, overseeing our web development and user experience.

shakiba kazemi

designer

Shakiba Kazemi hails from the Yukon and came to Vancouver to sharpen her design skills. She is currently completing the design program at the Vancouver Art Institute and working as a freelance illustrator. Shakiba supports our brand identity and website design projects.

chris adlparvar

web developer

Chris Adlparvar is a solution driven developer with 15 years of experience. He has created from the simplest to very sophisticated web apps to market services or training medical students. Chris oversees our web development and other tech solutions.

some call them clients;
we’re happy to call them partners


At Fabro, we craft solutions for clients around the world from virtually all industries. Below are some businesses we have the privilege to work with.