Who?
Cara Pfennigwerth, 24
A graduate from University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2009) with a BFA in Graphic Design and currently residing in my hometown of Knoxville, TN. I work in all sorts of mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking (relief wood, linocuts and screenprinting), a fairly knowledgable grasp of the Adobe Suite programs, as well as experimenting with crafts such as crocheting, candlemaking, creating my own inks & dyes, and sewing. I bake, read science fiction, geek-out at Twin Peaks, garden, love my cat Lucia and build things in my spare time.

Occupation(s): Current / Past
Cafe Barista at the Golden Roast Cafe (2009 - present)
Weekend Retail at YeeHaw Industrial Letterpress (2011 - present)
Intern at YeeHaw Industrial Letterpress (Janunary - May 2011)
Bookseller / Cafe barista at Borders, Inc. (2006 - 2008)

Influences
Music
Everything from punk, hardcore, metal to classical, folk, electronic, and jazz. A little bit of everything, you could say. The rockin' world is a pretty inspiring and creative realm, lending itself to many design and artistic opportunities to support artists.

Nature
Growing up in East Tennessee with the Smoky Mountains within a 45 minute drive, the green flora and wildlife surrounding me at my home (where kudzu and carpenter bees in the summer rule supreme), it's only natural that it be evident in all areas of my life, including art and design. I am also interested in entymology; studying and collecting insect specimens for their beauty as well as artistic subject matter.

Books
William Gibson's Neuromancer, Stanislaw Lem's Solaris, Isaac Asimov's The Foundation Trilogy, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High Castle, Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, Handmaid's Tale. Graphic novels such as: From Hell, Frank Miller's Sin City, and Alan Moore's V for Vendetta.

Contact & Stuff
e-mail me!
greytrousers@hotmail.com

Inspiration, Music & Design
Design*Sponge
Deviant Art
Print Magazine
Maximum RockNRoll Zine

Friends
YeeHaw Industrial Letterpress
The Golden Roast
Jessica Gosney graphic designer