According to her website, Brianda Fitz-James Stuart was born on a stormy 11th of April, 1984 in Madrid. Since she was a kid she developed a taste for fine arts and art in general. “Drawing is my way of traveling to a world where plants, animals, naked bodies, eyes, and esoteric symbols are waiting for me,” she writes on her website.
But drawing also meant a lot of traveling in the actual world. Having wholly invested in having a career in a creative field, she studied fashion design at the European Institute of Design. When Fitz-James Stuart finished her studies she moved to New York. There she worked for the painter Paul Balmer and studied drawing and painting for a year at The Art Student League of New York.
When she returned to Madrid, she worked with the fashion brand La Casita de Wendy, where she has been part of the creative team for more than five years, creating and developing much of their prints. Later, in 2013, she launched together with her two partners their own brand Planet Palmer. Now a full-time illustrator and designer, she also works as a DJ, making her the ultimate it-girl and a force to be reckoned with.
“I draw for fashion brands, magazines, and fanzines,” Fitz-James Stuart writes on her website, “and DJing is my way of telling people about what inspires, moves and drives me.” Over the years, she has been habitually collaborating with brands as big as Vans, Sony, Bvlgari, and L’Oréal.
“To meet me, the best thing is to look at my work,” she notes on her website—and we absolutely recommend you do just that.