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FAQ

Here are a few frequently asked questions. If there's something you'd like to know about me, leave me a comment or email me at info@peptogirl.com.

Q. Why is your name "Peptogirl Industries"?
I was in college, working as a student assistant for the state. Around this time, the color pink was making a comeback. I always loved pink but I think at some point it became "uncool." Too girly, maybe? So when pink clothing and accessories were big again I took advantage BIG TIME - pink shoes, pink backpack...You name it, I had it in pink. The other student assistants at my job noticed my obsession and called me Peptogirl one day. I loved the name immediately. I thought it sounded like a super-hero. I actually created a whole set of cartoon characters based on Peptogirl and use it for one of my projects in college. Later (after I had graduated), I decided to start up my craft business. Peptogirl has always been my alter ego so I knew I had to name my business after her!

Q. What's your biggest source of inspiration?
I am inspired by so many different things, it's hard to pinpoint just one. I am really inspired by vintage pieces, fashion trends, color, my surroundings, other artists and crafters...the list goes on and on!

Pssst...check out my blogroll for a list of blogs that inspire me.

Q. Did you go to school for art/design?
Yes (sort of). I graduated from CSU, Sacramento in 2003. I got my degree in Multimedia. Originally, Multimedia wasn't offered as an option so I started out as a Graphic Design major. I took almost all of the lower division graphic design courses before Multimedia was an option, but I feel like it gave me an advantage.

Actually, I learned Adobe Illustrator at community college. If you are interested in making your own graphics but not in a degree, I highly recommend community college! I took lots of web design classes at both state and community college.

What's your favorite flavor of cupcake?
mmm...chocolate peanut butter!


For everything you always wanted to know about me (and more) check out my Q&A posts:

Q&A: Part 1
Q&A: Part 2
Q&A: Part 3