Jen Beeman

Pattern Designer

I’m a pattern maker who runs the company Grainline Studio. When I’m not developing new patterns I like to sew clothes for myself and sometimes my sister. Occasionally I make things for my husband as well….or a quilt.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

Usually at work I’m concentrating on developing new patterns so a lot of the time I like to listen to music that I know well and don’t need to devote too much brainpower to. It helps keep me focused without thinking about it too much. I listen to new music when I don’t need to keep all brain cells on the task at hand!

Tell us about your playlist:

This playlist is full of songs that help me concentrate and match my typical mood & energy levels throughout the day – though compressed down a bit into a manageable list of songs. I like to keep it chill in the morning while I drink my tea and do administrative work, then as I start working on more projects, eat lunch, and have to get through the post lunch tireds, I usually pick it up a notch with the music. Another wind down at the end of the day finishing up things and I’m done!

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Jen's Daily Work Playlist

  1. Suspirium – Thom Yorke
  2. The Way – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
  3. Farewell Transmission – Songs: Ohia
  4. Heart Cooks Brain – Modest Mouse
  5. Lay Down In The Tall Grass – Timber Timbre
  6. The Barrel – Aldous Harding
  7. The Same Thing – Cass McCombs
  8. New Speedway Boogie – Courtney Barnett
  9. Black Cat – Broadcast
  10. My Beautiful Leah – PJ Harvey
  11. Bells – Electrelane
  12. Mediocrity Rules – Le Tigre
  13. Wait in the Car – The Breeders
  14. Dress – PJ Harvey
  15. Dig Me Out – Sleater-Kinney
  16. I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your Bitch – Courtney Barnett
  17. S.O.F.T. – Elastica
  18. Ironclad – Sleater-Kinney
  19. Setting Sun – The Chemical Brothers
  20. Deceptacon – Le Tigre
  21. The Plan – Nada Surf
  22. Nameless, Faceless – Courtney Barnett
  23. All Hands on the Bad One – Sleater-Kinney
  24. Rid Of Me – PJ Harvey
  25. Supersonic – Remastered – Oasis
  26. Black Swan – Thom Yorke
  27. Sequential Circuits – Panda Bear
  28. America’s Boy – Broadcast
  29. History Eraser – Courtney Barnett
  30. Check Baby – Kurt Vile
  31. Two for Joy – Electrelane
  32. Cannonball – The Breeders
  33. I’ve Been Riding With the Ghost – Songs: Ohia
  34. Deep Red Bells – Neko Case
  35. Plateau – Nirvana
  36. White Lies, Yellow Teeth – Modest Mouse
  37. Where Is My Mind? – Pixies
  38. All Is Full of Love – Björk
  39. Backdrifts – Radiohead
  40. Corporeal – Broadcast
  41. Sunspots In the House of the Late Scapegoat – Modest Mouse
  42. Where Did I Leave That Fire – Neko Case
  43. Right On – Widowspeak
  44. Cat Faces – Ugly Casanova
  45. Shane – Liz Phair
  46. Cross Bones Style – Cat Power
  47. Things I Don’t Remember – Ugly Casanova
  48. Ghost Wiring – Neko Case