I get asked a lot about how do I design my enamel pins, how to do the mock-ups and where I get my ideas from. I'll put together just some quick tips and tricks that hopefully you find helpful!
Designing the Pin:
So right now I use Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator isn't free (well the real version isn't 😉 ) but before I had Illustrator I used a mix of Gimp and Paint.net. Both seriously awesome and totally free.
Here's a list of free software to check out:
I use a Wacom tablet and a keyboard and mouse. Just remember to keep your designs crisp, and using solid colours works best.
For me, I like to make pins and stickers that I like, it's always a plus when you like them!
Find something you're passionate about or that makes you happy and go for it!
If you have any questions, let me know :)