Jodi Claflin has been a crew member for the downtown Fargo Spicy Pie for two years. As a student in the Fargo/Moorhead area, Jodi is thankful to have the opportunity to share her artistic talents with the community!
Q: How and when did you start creating art for Spicy Pie?
A: When I first started, I noticed that the employees were able to draw on the chalkboard to promote our pizzas of the month and other specials we had going on, so I had asked if I was able to draw something for the next month and from there, I was asked to draw more chalkboard designs whenever I was able to. I also personally enjoy the aesthetics of our stores, so in my free time I would come up with potential T-shirt designs, graphics, mascot and logo ideas, and other forms of art that represent Spicy Pie.
Q: What has been your favorite piece of artwork you’ve made?
A: It’s hard to choose a favorite because they’ve all been fun to draw! It’s more about the experience than the final product. The chalkboard is always enjoyable to draw on, but I am very proud of the graphic of the store I made as well.
Q: How has art impacted your life?
A: Art has always been a part of my life, and I can’t imagine where I would be without it.
I’ve always been passionate about all forms and mediums of art, and it would be a dream come true to continue to follow my passions into my future career.
Q: How has art impacted your job at Spicy Pie?
A: Being able to draw on the chalkboards and create other designs for Spicy Pie has made me feel a lot more connected to the company and the community around it. I’ve made strong connections with other local artists and coworkers that share thesame passions as me, and it’s made me feel more at home.
Jodi is grateful to have the opportunity to showcase her skills and passion while working at Spicy Pie. She hopes to take what she has learned, both in and out of school, and apply it to her future aspirations after she graduates this spring!
Check out more of Jodi’s art on her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rivraid.art/