I'm Mari. Illustrator and pin designer based out of Washington, D.C.
I started collecting Disney pins a few years ago, and that's what got me hooked. The idea of starting Wink Pins came quite naturally, as a perfect way of combining my passion for illustration and my obsession with pins!
My inspiration comes mostly from pop culture, everyday life, and my 90s childhood memories.
The name "Wink" came about when I was trying to explain to my husband what I wanted my brand to be. To me, pins are a friendly nod, a shared joke between you and your inner child. I always feel more cheerful when I'm wearing pins. Especially if I get away with wearing a cute/quirky pin in a serious situation. I've discovered pins are little endorphin accelerators. I guess that's what makes them so addictive!