12 Questions for Web Developer Ashley M.

DEC 7, 2016 updated Apr 26, 2021

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Ashley Mason is a web developer on the Spoonflower team, who started out on the print team. She’s well known in the company for being a triple threat! Not only does she write code, she’s also a talented surface designer, (she always kills it in our staff design challenges) and has been selected to design a collection for a large Eco-Friendly fashion show. Get to know Ashley through the 12 questions below!

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The first thing I want you to know about me is: I am an aspiring fashion designer! I had my first eco-conscious line debut on the Redress Raleigh runway last August, and in 2017 I’ll be working on translating my runway designs into digital patterns. I love making people look as fierce on the outside as they are on the inside.

My secret talent is: turning any boring chore or office task into a song.

The very first thing I do in the morning is: Barter with the dog for 10 more minutes of sleep before we go on our early-morning walk around the neighborhood.

The last book I read is: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’. Can’t wait for it to get to Broadway in 2018!

The last song I listened to is: ‘You Got Her in Your Pocket’ by the White Stripes. Jack White did a stellar acoustic performance of this song on the Jimmy Fallon show a few weeks ago, and it has been stuck in my head ever since.

I take my coffee: to someone else. I am not a coffee drinker, which just means more for the rest of the office.

I loooooove: NC barbecue. There is a great little hole-in-the-wall place (Backyard BBQ) down the road from Spoonflower HQ, where you can often find me at lunchtime lined up for collard greens and mac n cheese.

I’m really proud of: reaching my two-year Spooniversary in August. I’ve worked everywhere from floor operations, to the print room, to (nowadays) Engineering building new features for the Spoonflower website. It’s been a crazy journey!

The podcast I never miss an episode of is: I don’t really listen to podcasts. It’s hard to listen to people talking while I am focusing on writing code, so I spend a lot of my time on Pandora or Spotify.

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Mercats and Fishcakes by Natelledrawsstuff
Barn Owls and Magnolias by Natelledrawsstuff
Barn Owls and Magnolias by Natelledrawsstuff

My favorite Spoonflower designer is: Natelle Quek (natelledrawsstuff). Her creatures are so adorable and her cat + food crossovers inspire my inner crazy-cat-lady.

My favorite type of fabric is: Cotton Spandex Jersey! It is great for clothing, and holds its shape well even after lots of washings. I have a whole collection of dresses made from CSJ that I love to wear to work.

My favorite design in the Marketplace is:See Through You” by mjmstudio.

See Through You by mjmstudio
See Through You by mjmstudio

Check out all of Ashley’s surface designs in her Spoonflower shop, and meet more Spoonies, if you please!

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