We are proud of our strong company culture rooted in collaboration and innovation. This special series highlights the creativity of our employees on and off the clock.
Pamela Dowdy. Senior Fossil Art Designer. Full-Time Artist and Dowdy Studio Owner.
Even as a child, Pam Dowdy was a creative powerhouse. She grew up in a small suburb outside of Dallas, Texas, where she spent her early years painting, drawing, sculpting and inventing new forms using every material she could get her hands on—dirt, toys, wood scraps from her dad’s workbench—anything and everything.
“You don’t really have an off switch for making art.”Pam Dowdy
Fast forward to the present: not much has changed for Pam (except, perhaps, a few of her materials have evolved). As the Senior Designer for the Fossil Art team, Pam creates illustrations and graphic designs for Fossil handbags, wallets, phone cases, clutches, scarves and more. She also gets to design Fossil tin graphics and other cool Fossil packaging. However, being the creative engine she is, Pam’s day is anything but finished when she leaves for the night.
Pam co-owns and operates Dowdy Studio with her “super amazing” (as she likes to say) artist husband, Dylan. Though they both have a history of selling their art on Etsy, it wasn’t until they got married and joined (creative) forces that the business really took off.
Their first joint project? Creating a mobile storefront for the studio. Their shop on wheels, the Dowdy Studio Wagon, carts around a mélange of handmade and screen-printed creations: wearables, art prints, wooden wall clocks, messenger bags, coasters and more. Since going mobile, Pam & Dylan have opened their first brick and mortar store in East Dallas, which also houses their studio space. Whether mobile or stationary, they love sharing Dowdy Studio love across the nation and hopes their goods can be made available to “more cool people in their own local shops and stores.”
Being the powerhouse that she is, Pam epitomizes creativity in every aspect of her life: she creates and designs all day, then goes home and starts it all over again for Dowdy. Like Pam says, “you don’t really have an off switch for making art.”