Something we have wanted to do for a long time is make our social channels more about community and y’all! Product shots (and our hands in them) are super fun, but at the end of the day this business was built on collaborative magic. So we’re starting #TPbehindthebrand on Instagram (and will repost here) to introduce you to our amazing clients and their stories. Read below to meet Chris Fafalios of I Love Enamel Pins.
Hey there! My name is Chris Fafalios, and for the past 22 years of my life, I have made music in the band Punchline. Although writing songs and playing my electric bass has been my passion for most of my life, I enjoy all forms of creative expression. One of the things that I REALLY enjoy is drawing cartoons, and a few years back, I taught myself how to do some basic animation by attending classes at the old YOUTUBE UNIVERSITY (haha!) I cut up audio that I found on the internet, and created videos of myself talking on the phone to a whole bunch of celebrities. Some of these videos slightly caught on, which led to being hired to do work for some really cool bands (such as Weezer, Bowling For Soup, and Anti-Flag).
It was around this time that I saw Susannah’s posts about a company she worked for, and one of the things they made was ENAMEL PINS. I’d always wanted to start my own collection of custom pins, but I didn’t know how to go about it. She helped me every step of the way, and the quality of the pins were OUT OF THIS WORLD. I was so excited to hear when she started Tower Press, and I wouldn’t even CONSIDER going anywhere else with my business. I now have an Etsy shop (ILoveEnamelPins.com) and Instagram @iloveenamelpins where I have over 50 designs of pins, all of which would not exist without the help of Susannah and Tower Press.
Having this small business has been such a fun and rewarding experience, and I’m now fully addicted to designing pins and adding them to my store. In fact, I’m literally placing another order as I send this paragraph. If you’ve ever considered bringing your creations to life, I can’t recommend Tower Press highly enough!
Follow along on Chris' journey via Instagram. We've been so thrilled to work with him on custom enamel pins and pin back cards. Browse our website for tons of custom printing and design options, we look forward to featuring YOU next!