Hi! My name is Emily, and I run Pins & Needle! In the photo is my cat, Needle. You see where I got the name? I sell pins... and I have a cat name Needle... okay, you got it! ~~ (≖ᴗ≖✿)
I've been a graphic designer, professionally, for over 8 years, but for fun? Over 12 years. A short story, I started designing because of anime, my friends, and Xanga. Creating blog layouts were fun back in 2003, and I grew up watching anime, so that's how my career and passion started.
I have a day job, where I'm a senior graphic designer but I wanted a more creative outlet where I can express and design whatever I want, so I went to pins. I always collected button pins, acrylic charms, and keychains, so I was intrigued by enamel/lapel pins because my cousin showed me and taught me about pins. So I decided to go back to my roots and create cute things, and anime fandom merchandise.
Pins & Needle started on October 30th, 2017. It has been quite a ride thus far. I hope this continues for a long time.