Hooray! I'm thrilled to announce the latest crowdfunding campaign has been 100% funded so these whale cuties are coming to you soon.
Thanks to anyone that supported the project - it's so fun having another element of my business to focus on and help grow my range further. I can't wait to show you what else I have planned....
After the success of my first kickstarter last month I couldn't wait to start another campaign to help me get some more new products made... this time with brand new designs!
My first two patch designs were a set of whales and they've been so popular that I really wanted to make some pin buddies to match. These beautiful mock ups show an idea of what my new soft enamel, silver coloured pins will look like - and the best part is it's just £10 for both of them if you pledge in the campaign!
It's part of the March Kickstarter initiative 'All in 1' so my crowdfunding page will only be open one week and offer just one possible reward option so if you would like to get your hands on your own whale pals then act fast.
Wowza! Thank you so much to anyone that has chosen to support my first kickstarter project and helped me smash my initial target. It's been amazing to watch the pledges come in and know you guys love my designs.
If you haven't pledged yet and still would like to then you just have a couple of days left - you can get involved right here.
And just so you know I had so much fun with this project that the next one is already planned... expect some news about what is coming next VERY soon - yay!
Thank you so much to everyone that has supported my first Kickstarter project.
mazingly it's already 100% funded with a couple of weeks left to go if you still would like to pledge.
It's humbling to have the support of fans and strangers all over the world that like my work and want to help my product range and business grow. You're the best!
See the project and pledge here.
I absolutely love creating new products and experimenting with my original illustrations to see how I can use them further. My animal enamel pins are one of the ways I have used my Animal AZ card range to create other adorable products for the nature obsessed.
When my original black and gold bat pins sold out I was dying to get them made remade in silver and rose gold, however I wasn't 100% sure that people would love them as much as the original design. To take away a little bit of my mega restock nerves I decided to do something even more nerve wracking (please don't expect me to explain my logic) and launch my very first crowdfunding project on kickstarter.
After doing a bit of research and a lot of planning to work out how much it would cost to get all three colours made and how many I would need to sell, I finally launched my bat project on the site. If people were a fan of these new designs and pledged to support the project they could get a great early price on the pins and I would get the money I needed to create all three colours without the worry that they wouldn't sell - win win!
I won't go into the full plan because you can find ALL the information and details over on the project page but I'm very excited to take this first step and see how it can help me grow the range with new products and bigger projects once I've learnt the ropes.
If you would like to support the project it will be running until February 27th!
It seems everyone loves a plain, unromantic Valentine so once again I have brought them back for Valentines Day 2017. Alongside nine of my classic designs you can find four brand new seriously sarcastic cards that are perfect for anyone with a sense of humour.
So whether you're obsessed with your phone, can't drag yourself away from the TV or are hating on Trump - there is definitely a Vinegar Valentine's card for you.
Welcome to the Darwin Designs blog! I'm Alex and this is me circa 1996. Clearly I was destined to be a designer-maker.
Here you will find info about new products, what I have been getting up to, creative business advice and a whole lot more.