My name is Kristina “Pen” Winter and I am a Hamburg/Germany based artist.
Besides being the owner of this shop I am a freelance illustrator and 2D animation artist.
After getting my Bachelor of Arts in 2015, I worked for the gaming industry and went from a 2D animation intern to Lead Technical Animator. I realised that I wanted to be my own boss and became a freelancer in 2018.
My initial goal, of being able to do the things that make me happy at my own pace, was not quite reachable as freelancer. I wanted to market my own artwork, ideas and keep my creativity going by doing various projects. So from this wish, my little shop was born, and in 2021 I started my second business.
This is also the reason why my shop is named as it is.
I had a few “brand” names in mind. But nothing felt quite as right as just saying; you are getting an item I made for you.
I am still in the planning phase for a lot of new items, and in future you will find a variety of merch with a plethora of themes. Or helpful little tools featuring my own design that I produce at my workspace. I also have an Etsy shop that features most (if not all) of the products I have.
If you want to see more of my illustrations, animations and general freelancer side,
you can check out my art portfolio on my main page pen-winter.com!
Thank you for reading!