Get To Know Pei Pinney


Name: Pei Pinney 

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Current Town of Residence: Pasadena, CA


Would you rather travel by plane, train, car or ship? 

I like to travel by car because I can stop and explore if I see something interesting while taking a road trip.

How many times do you usually hit the snooze button after your alarm goes off?

Normally, if I set the alarm, it means I have something important the next day morning, so I either get up right away or snooze no more than twice.

How long can food be on the ground and still be fair game for eating? 

It all depends on what type of food and how clean the ground is. If the ground is dirty or the food is moist and dirt sticks easily, then there’s zero chance I'll eat it.

My favorite thing is…

  to collect unique and well-designed toys. 

What’s a song that you never get sick of? 

"One Evening" by Feist.

If you could posses a superpower, what would it be? 

The ability to learn things in seconds that might take years to become a pro, such as a chef, photographer or fashion designer.

What’s the one chore that you dislike the most?

Doing dishes, I don’t like to feel any grease or left over food on my hands.

You’re stranded on a desert island, with only a volleyball to keep you company. Luckily, you brought a book, a person and an object.  Who and what are they?

A book on how to build a boat, my husband (not only can I enjoy his company, but he can help me build the boat), and a compass to help us sail on the sea.

If you could trade places and work in another career for a day, what career and why? 

Fashion Designer. Sometimes, it’s hard to find clothes I like and I wish I know how to make them for myself.

Tell us about your Nod Institute of Art print, how you made it or your inspiration behind it.

I've always loved the nautical look, and I wanted to design a small collection of greeting cards that is based on the nautical theme. My goal is try to bring a smile on people’s face, so I want to make the illustration very fun and whimsical. When I was doing the sketch for Salt the Seagull, I wanted to give him some personality by putting a sailor outfit on him as well as adding a pipe with smoke like some old sea sailor.