Hello! I’m Lynsey, a freelance designer and illustrator from the North East of England, currently living in London where I’ve been for nearly 8 years! I work on all sorts of things, from children's books to ad campaigns. When I’m not working for other people, I sell portraits on Etsy under the name Hello Hinny.
I’m an avid pin collector and have decided to finally take the plunge and (hopefully, with your help) make some of my own.
I love drawing cute stuff, and I drew these little sun and moon characters for a project a while back (you can see them in their original format here). I loved these guys and wanted to do more with them, and always though they’d make a cute pin set, but plans kind of fell by the wayside. Fast forward a couple of years and I started doing a little self initiated project on instagram where I illustrated circles, and one set was of the planets.
They proved to be quite popular and a few people mentioned to me that they’d make cute pins, so I decided maybe now was time to finally put a plan into action and get them made!
About Hello Hinny:
I chose the name Hello Hinny as I felt it best represented the type of products I wanted to make; cute, thoughtful, friendly gifts, the kind of thing you might want to send to a friend just to say “hello” and let them know you’re thinking of them. Hopefully, if funded, these pins will serve as a springboard to further products.
Here is a rough timeline of how I hope things will go. I have an estimated shipping date of October 8th...
So where’s you money going? Well, I’ve made a pie chart to show you how funding will be spent:
If you’re kind enough to pledge, obviously you’ll be rewarded! So here’s an outline of what each reward consists of:
Pins will be 25mm, Hard Enamel (meaning they have a smooth, flush finish rather than raised outlines), the Moon design will be a Black Nickel finish, and the Sun will be a High Polish Bronze finish, and both will have a rubber clutch on the back for fastening:
There are also reward options which include an A4 Art print:
There’s also an option to pledge for both of the above AND a digital custom portrait, which I usually have for sale in my etsy store starting from £35 for a couple, so this bundle means as well as the pins and the art print, you get a discount on the portrait too! The pledge price is for a couple only, but if you pledge and want to have a family portrait done, or add any pets, then just add £3 per person/pet to the pledge amount and if the project gets funded I will contact you for more details. You can see some more examples of the portraits here and here. Please Note: the portraits are a digital file only, so will be emailed to you to print at home/your local print shop.
If you’ve read this far then props to you! You’ve already earned yourself some good karma! If you’ve pledged, then THANK YOU! Hopefully we can reach the goal and make these pins a real life thing :)
WE DID IT!
We made it to goal!
So to celebrate I've added an embroidered patch to the rewards!
The patch will be 9cm, and will have gold embroidery to make it look extra special, and will feature the sun with all the planets (except Pluto, sorry Pluto, I love you but there was just no room for Dwarf Planets on this one I'm afraid!). It'll also have an iron on backing, and will come displayed on an A6 backing card with application instructions.
Not only that, but I've added another stretch goal!
If we make it to £1000, every reward will also contain a sticker sheet at no extra cost - just to say thank you for being awesome and pledging!
Sticker sheets will be A6 vinyl, with kiss-cut, custom shape stickers - perfect for decorating cards, letters or gifts!
THANK YOU once again for pledging! You guys are awesome!
Risks and challenges
This will be my first pin, but with 8 years experience as a designer, primarily in marketing, I’ve a lot of experience in creating design files for manufacture, and dealing with manufacturers.
I also have the benefit of having friends who have made numerous pins before so will be using a trusted pin manufacturer based on solid recommendations and having seen what they have produced before.
My main risk would be any delays with the manufacturer that may delay the shipping process, but along the way I’ll be keeping everyone in the loop with progress :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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