Born in Washington, D.C., in 1980, Bec Brittain studied industrial design at Parsons, earned a B.A. in philosophy from New York University, followed by an architecture degree from the Architectural Association in London. Brittain's work experience has been similarly varied as her education. She was Lead Designer at architecture firm WORK AC, then shifted focus to design luxury door hardware for manufacturer H. Theophile. After years as Design Director at Lindsey Adelman Studio, she started her own product design studio in 2011.