I'm Kristin Elsen, aka Tibbin, and these are my designs. Tibbin is a nickname bestowed upon me by my dad when I was a kid, and it's stuck ever since. It means nothing and everything.
I've collected pins and flair in some capacity for as long as I can remember. I've always been a maker, and was even called a "tinkerer" at a previous job, a title I held dearly. In 2018, burned out and drained after working as a corporate graphic designer for the greater part of 12 years, I decided to finally become a maker of the things I've loved collecting for so long.
I run this one-woman operation out of my home office in Raleigh, NC, with my two cats and my darling musician boyfriend. The home office also doubles as his home music studio.
You can also find my main creative hustle at Tibbin.com for all things Tibbin (but mostly just my photography).
If you're ever in the Raleigh area, look me up! I'm always down for a chat and coffee.
Thank you for your support as I spin this wild thing up into motion. I literally couldn't do any of this without you, and you all mean the world to me.