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 in 2021.
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 by my own design that I produce at my little 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!