It’s no secret the Spoonflower team is comprised of talented makers pursuing their personal passions outside of the office. During the day they might be busy shipping orders, helping customers or dreaming up the newest fabric to include in our lineup, but by night, they’re hard at work in their studios passionately producing new products for the small businesses they’ve built from the ground up. Today we’re excited to welcome one of these makers and small business owners, operations team member and creator of Pink Moon Ceramics, Jenna Leitner. The first time we saw how Jenna incorporated Spoonflower’s Smooth Wallpaper in her product photography, we knew we had to learn more. If you’re a maker looking for an easy (and affordable) way to highlight your work, Jenna’s photography hack could be the answer you’re looking for!
Meet Rachel N., Spoonflower employee of three years and resident fashion icon around the office. Once a Floor Operations Specialist, then Printer Operator and now in her current position as Customer Service Advocate, Rachel has got the ‘Spoon-knowledge’ (and your back!) if you’re a customer in need of help. We’re so excited to introduce to you Rachel in our next Meet Spoonflower interview.
The first thing I want you to know about me is:
“I’m a local drag king. My signature is my silver glitter beard.”
All aboard! Meet Barbara, Operations Specialist and Spoonflower employee of just over two fun-filled years. Not only is Barbara one of the most positive and hard-working people we know, she’s also a designer with a true passion for all things nautical and blue. Join us as we set sail on the deep sea and get to know one of Spoonflower’s design savvy teammates in our next Meet Spoonflower interview.
The first thing I want you to know about me is:
“Designing is the JOY of my life. I love creating new fabric designs!”
If you’re not quite sure what SEM stands for, it’s OK. Spoonflower’s very own Search Engine Marketing Analyst, Lindsey, is here to help! When she’s not spending her time strategizing unique ways to get the word out about Spoonflower, she’s spending time with her two cats, Mike and El (and her husband!). Get to know one of Spoonflower’s newest team members in our next Meet Spoonflower interview.
The first thing I want you to know about me is: I handle paid search marketing for Spoonflower, and have been a happy member of the marketing team for five months! [Read more…] about 12 Questions for SEM Analyst, Lindsey C.
dapperQ is the premier style and empowerment website for masculine presenting women, gender queers, and trans-identified individuals. Dubbed GQ for the “unconventionally masculine,” dapperQ is a queer fashion revolution, one of the most stylish forms of protest of our generation.
It’s no coincidence the word mom spells wow when flipped upside down. From carpooling to crust cutting and lending an ear to lending a hand, moms ( and mother-like figures) wow us in so many different ways. Some moms show their unconditional love through creativity, while others go a more tangible route : endless amounts of hugs, kisses, and embarrassment! Luckily for the Spoonflower team, we have an office and factory full of talented, hard-working moms who show their love for not only their family at home, but their family in the office! Keep reading to learn more about five of these mama bears.
Did you know the Spoonflower Berlin team has 9 different countries represented in their factory? From Australia to Uruguay, the team is truly a melting pot. The newest member of the team, Maria, hails from Dresden, Germany but has lived in Berlin for over 8 years. While she may be a new face to the team, Maria joined the team this February, she is always on the lookout for new makers to feature and takes her coffee like any good marketeer : with Instagram! Get to know Maria with her 12 questions below!
The first thing I want you to know about me is: I love to be with people. [Read more…] about 12 Questions for Berlin Marketing Team Member, Maria N.
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. [Read more…] about 12 Questions for Project Manager, Julie P.
Holly has been with Spoonflower longer than most of us (read her original interview from 2011 here) starting out as a printer operator and (after beating record after record for print speed and quality!) moved all the way up to overseeing the Operations department. She’s a proud, self-proclaimed “factory girl” and there’s not a soul out there who’d be better at the job than her. Holly is also an exceptional gift giver — many of us recall the years that Holly knitted hats for everyone on her team for the holidays, and the year she stitched zipper pouches for every single person at Spoonflower. She’s also responsible for the community garden out front at the Durham Spoonflower offices. Get to know our favorite garden-loving factory girl below!
The first thing I want you to know about me is: I love to garden. Every summer I swear I’ll never grow a garden again because it’s so much work, but then the next time spring comes around I’ve got heart-eyes for all of the plants again. So far this year I’ve already got my cool-weather vegetables planted, and I’m planning all of the new vegetables and flowers I’m going to grow both at home (prickly pear cactus!) and in the garden at Spoonflower (begonias).
My secret talent is my Scrabble prowess. I like to read the dictionary for fun, so that helps.
The very first thing I do in the morning is listen to my dog, Happy, wake up and flap his ears. His ears are so loud! Then he comes and stares at me until I get out of bed and take him outside. He stares at me until I’m done checking on the garden and then we race each other back inside and get breakfast. Cheerios for me, dog food for him. Here is a picture of Happy, looking grumpy because I’m delaying his breakfast: [Read more…] about 12 questions for Holly Anderson-Earls, Senior Director of Operations
By now you’ve met quite a few of us factory folk who print your fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap, and today we’re super excited to introduce you to the lovely Stephanie! Stephanie has been part of the Spoonflower family for about 2.5 years now, and we always love seeing her smiling face in the print room, magically turning blank white fabric into the stuff of dreams. Get to know Stephanie in our 12 questions below!
The first thing I want you to know about me is: I love doing all the crafts. I would be surprised if there was a craft I haven’t devoted all of my time and money into for at least a few weeks. I am currently getting into woodwork. Before that it was sewing. Before that it was vinyl cutting and decals. Before that it was jewelry. Before that it was….
My secret talent is: Always losing my phone. [Read more…] about 12 Questions for Printer Operator Stephanie S.