$3,318
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
140
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 1 2019 3:00 PM UTC +00:00.

$3,318
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
140
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 1 2019 3:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Welcome to Berry Blitz Studio’s first Kickstarter campaign!

My name is Jess and I love all things video game and cute, and sell cute video game inspired art at conventions around the Midwest.

In early 2018 I made the decision to expand my product line to include enamel pins. Since I worked in vectors already, it was a perfect fit for my style. I wanted to create a series that showed off my love of video games, and also celebrated the LGBTQ+ community. 

It took several months of trial, error, and manufacturer research, but eventually this series was born! To get my feet wet in the pinmaking game, I ordered a design (mostly for myself!) to see how the process works, and to see if my concept had a market. 

I released the bisexual Switch pin in January 2019, and it has been incredibly popular both at conventions and online! This was enough for me to want to expand the series to include more consoles and more pride flags, as many as I could come up with.   

These pins will be hard enamel with nickel metal and 1.5” at their longest point. Each pin has two posts with rubber clutches for security. All pins shown as "unlocked", including our existing bi pin, will be available as rewards at the end of the campaign.

The initial goal of $1500 covers the production of the first four designs. The goal also covers Kickstarter fees, packaging and shipping material, as well as marketing materials. Each stretch goal will have two or three additional pins to unlock, for a total of 13 pins. If we smash through all of my planned stretch goals, I have a few ideas up my sleeve to continue offering awesome goodies throughout this project!

The image shown above shows the pins in their first conceptual vectored state. Prototypes of the pins will be developed during and after the campaign, and I will share all progress in the updates section of this campaign. 

Want more than three pins? Want to add a bi switch pin to your order? You will be able to add additional goodies to your order in your survey! Just be sure to add the equivalent amount on top of your pledge total (i.e. if you wanted four pins, you would pledge $40+shipping). As we knock out stretch goals, we'll unlock more goodies beyond pins so stay tuned!

June 1 - June 30: Kickstarter Campaign

Early July: Surveys sent after successful funding, pins ordered

July-October: Pin production

October: Shipping to you!

Please note this is an ideal timeline, with some padding to account for any delays. Should anything happen during production (or if things move faster than I anticipated), I will keep everyone updated.

This breakdown is for the initial $1500 goal. Percentages will change as we unlock more pins, but I have accounted for those every step of the way.

To stay updated outside of the campaign, feel free to follow me on social media!

FB: facebook.com/berrybltzstudio

Twitter: twitter.com/berrybltzstudio

Instagram: instagram.com/berryblitzstudio

Patreon: patreon.com/berryblitzstudio

Or email me at berryblitzstudio@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

While I have never run a Kickstarter before, I have helped other artists fund their dream projects for many years and am confident the things I have learned from those campaigns can keep us on track to deliver on time. While I have not worked with the manufacturer that I plan to use for this project, I have worked with enamel pin manufacturers before, and know the pitfalls to look for. I can assure the highest quality product will be sent to you, should this campaign be funded.

If we do reach our goal, I will be putting the pins into production as soon as the money is in my hands to ensure I meet the estimated delivery date. Production delays may occur with the manufacturer or with shipping delays, especially with overseas production. Should any delays arise, I will inform backers with updates here and on social media.

If we do not reach our funding goal, you will not be charged for your pledge.

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