Thank you for stoping by! We are the family behind Gallo Pin®. A party of 4 based in Costa Rica: Richard, Roselyn, Olivia and little Helena.
Our story starts around 2007, when Rose and I met. We were both in our early 20's, two young entrepreneurs in the making working full time in our own projects. Rose worked along her older sister in a stationery business, besides being a freelancer photographer offering from family portraits to wedding photoshoots, in addition to developing her own career (usually at night) as a digital graphic designer selling online stock, which later on became her main job.
Me, on the other hand. I had a boutique advertising agency with two partners from college, offering graphic design and photography services, as well as Macromedia Flash presentations to companies. We nailed it for a couple of years before switching myself into the retail world by setting up a t-shirt family business. In my free time, I would make random t-shirt designs which later on became the first products of that family-owned business. 7 years and more than 150 t-shirt designs later, I decided to step out from the hectic and frenetic world of running a family business, with two brick and mortar stores and more staff that we could manage. I took a time off (4 years actually) from having to create anything, and decided to jump along with my wife to become her right hand in her online graphic design company.
So, with a wide background in graphic design, advertising, photography, retail and e-commerce and fresh as a daisy, a new idea sparked during a family backpacking trip in Europe in late 2017: Gallo Pin®! Yep, enamel pins inspired in Costa Rica! But not the usual souvenir types... these were going to be designer enamel pins.
Since then, we've been excited and eager to see an online community grow with us and Gallo Pin®, having all one single thing in common which is: Our love for Costa Rica.
We want to give you a warm welcome. Gallo Pin® is our way to express our gratitude and passion for the place that we live in, and everything it has to offer to both locals and visitors. We are happy to have you onboard with us as we unfold this epic adventure called Gallo Pin®.
-Richard & Roselyn