Kristin comes from the small town of Langhorne near Philadelphia, PA. Having been interested in art all her life, her original plan was to go to Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia for 2 years and then switch to a big-time animation school. When the time came to choose a major at Tyler, she found herself curious about jewelry, despite the fact that she had never worked with metals before. This art school experiments with 3-D printed jewelry and objects, and that aspect really interested her. Kristin found the endless possibilities of 3-D printing fascinating and ended up never switching schools.
When attempting to make jewelry the traditional way though, Kristin found herself struggling with the manual aspects of the process. She found that she just didn’t have the hand skills needed for such precise craftsmanship, so creating metal jewelry never really worked for her.
She soon stopped doing traditional jewelry or metalwork in favor of CAD and 3-D printing. Kirstin took a few classes on rapid prototyping, which focused more on objects than jewelry, and that spelled the end for all of her jewelry work. This was also the time she became fascinated with toy design and so, by the end of her Junior year, Kristin was making her own thesis-driven object/toy pieces.