Welcome to Buttonhead.org! My name is Ali. I make custom pinback buttons (badges), magnets, mirrors, sticker labels, and temporary tattoos for artists, small businesses, parties, and events. On this website you will find behind-the-scenes Buttonhead secrets, news, updates, press, promotions and customer resources. I have also created a library of how-to’s for indie business owners and self-employed artists. I hope you find the information inspiring and the extras entertaining.
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Hours of Operation
Sunday-Thursday 8am-2pm CT
My Office Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 2-5pm CT
I am out of the studio Fridays and Saturdays. I do occasionally check messages, so please don’t hesitate to contact.
Buttonhead has a new look! You may have noticed recently that my logo and listing photos have been given a ‘facelift’. My business has changed quite a lot since it started in 2008. I think these changes can be seen in the evolution of my logo over the years. The Buttonhead logo story is an interesting one. In 2008, I started with a simple twist on a self portrait photo. I was never happy with the limitations of using a photo image, so in 2011, I created a digital design based on the photo. At the time, my graphic skills were limited. I didn’t have much experience with vector drawing, which resulted in un-even lines, trouble with symmetry, and an overall logo that I liked, but did not love. Don’t get me wrong. The 2011 version certainly has it’s charm. There’s something ‘ugly’ about it that I do still like. However, this year in 2013, I began preparations for securing the trademark for my business name and mark. I hesitantly decided to re-draw the artwork and apply the two years of graphic experience I had gained. The difference is obvious. To me, the new logo is softer, more friendly, and speaks to my growth as an artist and entrepreneur. In addition to the logo changes, I also licensed a new font for my business name when written as text, and I made some slight color adjustments. Overall, I’m very pleased with the updates. I hope the branding will stay in place and last for many years to come. I feel proud to have this image represent where I am today and how far I’ve come.
What do you think of the new artwork? Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know your opinion!
For years, my clients have requested that I make custom stickers. I’ve always loved the idea, but label printers are hella expensive, and running 8.5”x11” label sheets through my laser printer just seemed haphazard and half-hearted. After thinking it over for several months, I finally decided to take the leap and invest in a professional grade label printer. I am so happy with the quality! The color is outstanding, and the labels themselves are impressively durable. Right now, I’m starting out with 3 sizes: 1.5” Round, 2”x2” Square, and 3”x2” Rectangle.
Buttonhead custom sticker labels are available now on Etsy!
I am so excited to announce my brand new collection of Buttonhead custom temporary tattoo designs. For the past several years, I have been working with 3 standard designs, but now I have expanded the set to dozens of new designs, including 5 different hearts, some wicked skulls, a flaming guitar, several lucky and Vegas style images – and of course, what tattoo design portfolio would be complete without guns and roses ink?!
Each of these designs was lovingly illustrated and colored by me. I spent each and every evening for an entire month creating this set, and I would love for you to see the finished work. Feel feel free to browse the full collection of customizable temporary tattoo art, and then leave a comment to send me your feedback, suggestions, or design ideas. As always, I look forward to hearing from you!
Customizable pre-made designs include: Classic heart, winged heart, double heart, skull, pirate skull, day of the dead sugar skull, roses, butterfly, dolphins, swallow, sun moon and stars, moustache (mustache), cupcake, robot wedding, guitar, bicycle, guns and roses, double cherry, flaming dice, four leaf clover, anchor, cross, and more!
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