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