Bored Inc.

California, United States · 670 Sales


Bored Inc.

California, United States 670 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
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BoredInc is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hi! We are currently exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con! Our shop will re-open as soon as we return, July 28th.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 15, 2016

Hi! We are currently exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con! Our shop will re-open as soon as we return, July 28th.


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Bored Inc. - It's Cute to be Bored!

In 1998, when Courtney was 15, she wanted to draw with henna paste on her hands. It was really difficult, so we came up with a product that allowed kids to use a washable fine-point marker on their skin, and sold it with an accompanying book of designs. It was a huge hit! Pretty soon, other manufacturers were asking us to come up with designs for their products, and that is how our company got started. For the first few years, we only made artwork for other companies, but pretty soon, we realized that what we really wanted was to make our own characters and products. In 2001, we officially started Bored Inc. and switched our focus to our own designs. We named our company "Bored" because that's how we felt about the designs that were out on the market at that time. We'd just taken a trip to Japan and were so enamored with the cute, kawaii style imagery that was so prevalent- then we came back to America and we were so bored with the designs we saw on products! Now, however, after ten years, our name has really come to mean something else. We want our company name to be a reminder that being "bored" isn't always a bad thing. There's so much stimulus out there that sometimes our minds, and especially our creativity, can get bogged down. When we're bored, our minds are free to wander and invent new ideas; this is a very important process for artists. Given time to be "bored", we are all capable of imagining some truly great things!

Shop members
  • Courtney

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I live in San Francisco with my husband and our grumpy bulldog, Bella. I spend my days illustrating for Bored Inc. and also curating the TokyoBunnie blog, where I share art and handmade that inspires me.

  • Carol

    Owner, Designer

    My background is in sculpture, 3D design and product development. I love exhibiting our Bored Inc. products at shows and meeting all of our wonderful fans.

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC, United States

    Spoonflower digitally prints high-quality custom fabric. When we design new art for pillows, we send it off to Spoonflower for printing, then sew them ourselves. It's a match made in heaven!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 10, 2014
Thanks for visiting our Etsy shop! We hope you enjoy our super cute items! Our goal is to create products that foster creativity, encouragement, and imagination. To see our full line of items, please visit

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
We accept payment via PayPal, or credit card. Once payment has been submitted and processed, your order will ship.
We charge sales tax of 9% for sales within California.

If you need to cancel your order for any reason, please message us as soon as possible.
We ship via USPS First Class or Priority depending upon total shipping weight. If you need your item faster, or want to purchase insurance, please message us prior to ordering so we can figure out the best way to accommodate your needs.

International orders are shipped via USPS International First Class, which does not include insurance or tracking information. If you require these, please message us prior to ordering.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to love your items! If you aren't happy, please message us so we can arrange a return and refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are happy to work with wholesale customers, and are also available for custom illustration work. Please drop us a line at boredincdesign [!at] for any additional needs.