Fabric8 Finalist Profile: Amy Peppler Adams

JUN 5, 2013 updated Apr 26, 2021

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Meet Fabric8 finalist Amy Peppler Adams (PennyCandy on Spoonflower), a graphic designer from Seattle, Washington, with a love for 1980s ephemera. Voting on the final Fabric8 collections starts tomorrow!


Amypadams-photoI love to paint, use pastels, and also make collages with old photos and ephemera. Being a graphic designer by profession, though, the computer is almost always my tool of choice. However, it is nice to go back to my roots now and then and do a drawing in pencil or ink and then only use the computer to convert it into a digital file.

 

 

My favorite artist has always been Andy Warhol. I love that he used a mix of fine art and commercial methods in his work, and chose everyday, commercial and pop-culture subjects. I also admire the work of Maija Isola, Orla Kiely, Art Chantry, the typographers of House Industries, and the design firm Pentagram.

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Amy's workspace

This will totally date me, but my favorite band is The Police. Listening to music while I design is a must! It is inspiring and uplifting, and since a lot of my ideas for projects come from my childhood, playing music from the '70s and '80s makes me feel like I'm right back in the middle of it. I have a 3-1/2 year-old son, so often the only time I am able to work is late at night after everyone else has gone to bed. Music helps keep me awake!

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Amy's hometown, Seattle, Washington, USA

I would love to meet Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder's version). Not only is he a creative, confectionary genius, but his eccentric personality is magical.

There are too many places on Earth I have yet to see, and there's a chance I could see them someday. So if I had the chance to go ANYWHERE, I would choose somewhere completely out of my reach, literally and figuratively: outer space!

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