Julie Pitts has been part of the Spoonflower family for 3 years this month, and she’s made her way from our Floor Operations Team, to the Print Room, and she now calls the Distribution team at Spoonflower her home, which helps to give Spoonflower designers a presence on platforms like Etsy, Amazon and Ebay. She’s been a model for both Spoonflower, Sprout Patterns, and on the runway, and she’s also an accomplished jewelry maker. Get to know Julie in her 12 questions below!
The first thing I want you to know about me is: I’m a Curious George. I like to investigate and try to understand how things work. Which means I typically ask 3.5 more questions than is socially acceptable.
My secret talent is: not losing my keys everyday. I know this might seem trivial but I have ADD and I’m very proud of myself that I’ve mastered not losing my keys.
The very first thing I do in the morning is: eat breakfast. I get hangry if I don’t eat as soon as I get up. The second thing I do is meditate.
The last book I read is: Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg (I highly recommend it for both men and women). I’m a non-fiction buff. I just started listening to Linchpin by Seth Godin.
You’ll never hear me say: “he/she/it is a failure.” I don’t believe in ultimate failure. You will hear me quote Thomas A. Edison, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.”
The last song I listened to is: Hiatus Kaiyote – The Lung
I loooooove: Exploring the outdoors and traveling! Last summer I hiked around Machu Picchu, Peru and it was a life-affirming experience. I’m hoping to explore the natural wonders of Iceland this fall. I also love turtles 🐢 and when I go for walks on the Eno river here in Durham I get to see lots of them!
I’m really proud of: the small wood jewelry business I started before I came to Spoonflower: Woodville Unltd. I designed each piece of wood jewelry in the computer, used a laser cutter to cut it out and then finished and painted it by hand.
The podcast I never miss an episode of is: NPR TED radio hour, The Tim Ferriss show, and NPR Microphone Check
My favorite Spoonflower designer is: right now it’s heytangerine. I love abstract watercolor and texture.