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Meet the Pin Maker: Valfré by Ilse Valfré

Meet the Pin Maker: Valfré by Ilse Valfré

Valfré is a LA based women’s apparel and accessories brand that was founded by Mexican-born artist, Ilse Valfré. The brand launched in late 2013 and has quickly become a global source for the creative and wild-at-heart.  

Valfré’s mission is to bring her art to life by creating unique products that are a direct reflection of the psychedelic world that she has created. Her work explores the poignant tension between vulnerability and confidence as she transports her audience into the hearts and minds of the characters that she creates. 

Explore the Valfré Dimension at Valfre.com

Meet the Pin Maker: i.heart.avacado

Meet the Pin Maker: i.heart.avacado

Abby is an artist residing in Austin, Texas. She established i.heart.avocado after quitting her boring day job to follow her creative dreams. The concept for i.heart.avocado is influenced by a love for art, cute animals and avocados. She enjoys creating fun, happy designs, and is equally excited to see people wear them. When she’s not drawing pins on her laptop, you will find Abby in her studio painting with acrylics and watercolor. She also has a passion for plant based cooking. She has two sweet little boys, who like keep her very busy. And yes, she does add avocado to everything. You can say hello to her at iheartavocadoworkshop@gmail.com.

Instagram: @i.heart.avocado

Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/iheartavocado

November 28, 2017 by Rochelle Rochelle
Meet the Pin Maker: Little Arrow by Bri Bulski

Meet the Pin Maker: Little Arrow by Bri Bulski

Meet the Maker of our August enamel pin! Bri Bulski is an illustrator and product designer residing in Eugene, Oregon. She founded Little Arrow in 2013 after she left her job as Art Director at a nationally recognized greeting card company. She did not attend college but instead learned the graphic design trade on the job. The name Little Arrow is significant on a personal level, and reminds her to always move forward no matter what, even if she’s scared of the future and what she’s trying to accomplish seems impossible. She does her best to pay attention and follow her internal compass, the “little arrow” inside her heart.

Bri’s parents own the local flea market where she grew up helping out. Lovingly called “The Flea”, she’s scored a ton of fun and weird vintage prize possessions over the years and to this day it’s her favorite way to spend a Sunday morning. Her cheery design studio is decorated with bright colors and items she’s found thrifting. Her designs are heavily influenced by toys and memorabilia from her childhood and vintage clothing and costume jewelry. She loves unicorns, rainbows, and anything that symbolizes positivity. She loves to design products that make people smile and laugh when they see them.

When she’s not in the studio she’s lifting weights at the gym, having a cocktail with her gal pals, or exploring Oregon with her husband and 2 dogs. Her most favorite meal is a cheeseburger and a chocolate milkshake and her favorite album is a toss-up between Post by Björk, Singles by Future Islands, and Hounds of Love by Kate Bush.

Website: https://www.littlearrowstudio.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/littlearrowshop/

Meet the Pin Maker: June 2017

Meet the Pin Maker: June 2017

Aside from founding Battle Born Pins, Holly Rae Vaughn is an artist residing in Las Vegas, NV.  Her work spans a gamut of mediums from large murals, to steel installations, woodworking, and plexiglass.  Many of her larger pieces can be found in public display around the Las Vegas valley.  A stark contrast to her larger works, on pin making she notes; “it is fun to see your drawings come to life as these tiny objects, and then see them sent off to people all around the world. It makes this planet feel small and full of friendly people."  When she is not painting or pinning, she can be found petting stranger’s dogs, eating cereal, and collecting Polly Pockets.