Goellnerd Pins (pronounced GELL•nerd) opened in late 2015 with big dreams and a pin design and has since grown to introduce dozens and dozens of pins, patches, cufflinks, and more. Driven by Kween in Chief Katie Goellner’s love of all things television and pop culture, Goellnerd Pins strives to bring a smile to people’s faces as they discover their favorite characters, references, and jokes reimagined as tiny wearable accessories. Plus, who doesn’t relish screaming, “Gah! Don’t you even know dignity when you see it?!” at confused non-Simpsons fans?
In January 2019, Katie started running Goellnerd Pins full-time. As a queer artist with lots of anxiety, it has been a thrilling (and only occasionally scary) endeavor, but she is looking forward to expanding the shop’s collections and vending at more events. Her pins have also been worn by Taylor Swift on on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
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