Hello!

logo-full-webWelcome 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:
Monday-Friday / 8:30am-5pm Central

My office hours are 8:30am-2pm CT Monday-Friday. 
I am unavailable on Saturday and Sunday.


July 2014 Freebie Button

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Each month, I create a totally exclusive freebie button to include with every order. It’s just a small way for me to say thanks for your support.  For July, I wanted to create something light and colorful.  So, here’s a bright wispy design for the hot month ahead.

PS: Once the month is over, these freebie buttons will be forever banished from the button press. So, get ‘em before they’re gone for good!

New Temporary Tattoo Design: Play Ball!

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Summer is officially only a few weeks away, and nothing feels more like summer to me than baseball.  I can’t help it!  It’s in my blood.  As a kid, I played softball for years, and as adult, I lived around the Wrigley Field area in Chicago.  ‘Nuff said.  So, I decided to draw up a baseball temporary tattoo design to pay tribute to this very-American sport. Ok, so, baseball wasn’t exactly invented in the U.S. (it was invented in England), but it’s become so synonymous, there’s no arguing it. The only thing I could have drawn that would be more uniquely American would be apple pie… and who wants to wear an apple pie tattoo? 

These baseball temporary tattoos are available with custom text or non-custom (just the ball) in my Etsy shop right now!

June 2014 Freebie Button

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Each month, I create a totally exclusive freebie button to include with every order. It’s just a small way for me to say thanks for your support.  This month’s button features the Great Seal of United States. Who can resist a wicked eagle with an olive branch in one talon and 13 deadly arrows in the other?! I think it sums things up perfectly. Truly, the famous ‘E pluribus unum’ design has an interesting history… but I put in on a button because I think it looks cool.

PS: Once the month is over, these freebie buttons will be forever banished from the button press. So, get ‘em before they’re gone for good!

Graphic Designing Your Small Business the Smart Way

If you work for one of the 22 million small businesses in the U.S., chances are you have a marketing strategy that includes developing the company’s branding.  If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to graphic design for your business, you can download Graphic Designing Your Small Business the Smart Way by my friend, Chris Brock.  This e-book includes a no-nonsense approach and a lot of helpful tips to get you started. Also, be sure to stop by Chris’ website and say hello!  He is an independent designer and a small business owner too.

May 2014 Freebie Button

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Each month, I create a totally exclusive freebie button to include with every order. It’s just a small way for me to say thanks for your support.  This month, I want to share the vinyl love with my customers. It’s hard to believe I’ve never made a retro record button before, because it’s such a perfect match!

PS: Once the month is over, these freebie buttons will be forever banished from the button press. So, get ‘em before they’re gone for good!