Often, we look at slides under a microscope as a way to observe something that will produce data and support a hypothesis. However, as a person passionate about science and art, I am equally awestruck by the colors, patterns, textures, and sense of order that can be observed on such a small scale.
Cerebella Design™ began to take shape my sophomore year at Middlebury College when I was first introduced to photomicroscopy in a Cell Biology and Genetics course. I began to wonder how many people had ever experienced the excitement of looking more closely at the world than the human eye could truly experience on its own, and wanted to find a way to bring the patterns I saw in the lab to those outside of it.
The idea of providing science education through art stayed in the back of my mind until two years later when I was able to enroll in the Textiles Summer Institute at Rhode Island School of Design. With the additional technical skills to establish a local production and manufacturing workflow, I returned to Middlebury to finish coursework at the college and grow this idea into a reality.
Through Cerebella Design™, I hope to share an endless supply of curiosity and an appreciation for beauty in the building blocks of ordinary things.
ARIELE FABER, FOUNDER
Ariele is a researcher, strategist, and designer passionate about finding creative solutions to health & science quandaries. She founded Cerebella Design in 2013 to make science more accessible to the masses in a visually appealing way. Ariele graduated from Middlebury College with a double major in Neuroscience and Architectural Studies. She also completed summer studies in Digital Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design. When she is not in the office, Ariele is likely running, reading about brains and buildings, or enjoying the beautiful waterfront in Burlington, VT.
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