Desk Obsessed: Persifor

Blogger Ashley Brooke interviews Persifor's Alex Thompson for her Desk Obsessed series! |

Alex Thompson

I’m supper excited to introduce you to our first Desk Obsessed interview post! Today, we are sitting down with my crazy talented and hilarious friend, Alex of Persifor. If you don’t know about Persifor then you need to get familiar! 

Alex and I met a few years ago in NYC while doing a joint pop-up shop together, and we hit it off instantly! Honestly, you can’t get any more talented or down to earth than Alex, and I knew we’d be fast friends the moment we met. So, it’s my pleasure to formally introduce you to my friend, Alex, and to let you get to know her a little bit better!


Blogger Ashley Brooke interviews Persifor's Alex Thompson for her Desk Obsessed series! |

Alex Thompson 

Chief Vision Executer and Logistics Organizer of Persifor


Instagram: @persifor

My Favorite Persifor Dress: The Margot Dress


The Q&A:

1. Is your desk more OCD organized or a little more chaotic?

OCD organized- I tidy it up before I leave every day from the office, I think it is a stress thing …


2. Coffee or Tea? 

Iced coffee, even in the dead of winter. Latest obsession- 2 shots of espresso with a splash of milk over a cup of ice. 

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3. Do you work from home, an office, or a shared space?

Design studio in Connecticut located above a 30 year old mom and pop book shop (a la “You’ve got mail”)


4. What’s your go to pen or pencil? 

I use Copic markers for everything, even taking notes during meetings. Also been known to have Paper Mate automatic pencils sticking out from my hair bun.

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4. What are you listening to at your desk these days? 

We always have Spotify playing in the studio and have recently been listening to a lot of reggae.


6. Are there snacks or treats within arm’s reach of your desk?:

Nounos greek yogurt, smoked almonds and our neighbor, Green and Tonic’s “Jungle Juice”.

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7.  What daily planner (or app!) do you use?

Ical keeps my business and family running


8. What three things on your desk keep you on track and inspired?
  1. Artwork from my three year old daughter (she has a flair for color already!)
  2. Postcards
  3. Pantone color standard chips

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9. What’s 1 random thing you always have on your desk?

A neon pink pencil eraser in the shape of a gorilla from Flying Tiger Copenhagen and gold metal kilt pins (which we use to secure together fabric swatches each season).


10. What’s your go to resource?

Travel and design coffee table books (typically surf and sea inspired), high end glossy magazines, and a recent purchase of 63 vintage “Observer” books from an Etsy vendor in London. 

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End Q&A

Thanks Alex! Desk Obsessed is a regular feature on my blog and a great way to get to know other creatives and designers. I hope you enjoyed it and check back next week for another interview! 


Ashley Brooke


Check back next week for another interview! 

See my Desk Obsessions HERE


  1. August 3, 2017 / 8:37 am

    I am loving this series! It is so fun to peak into the offices and desks of such wonderful and successful female business gurus. It inspires me to fill my desk with pretty (useful) things 🙂 I can’t wait to see who else you have in store!

    • Ashley Brooke
      August 3, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      I’m so glad Hope, I love this series too!! 🙂

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