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!
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.