wearebuoys

PNW Art & Goods | Be kind, stay positive

Seattle, Washington On Etsy since 2018

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wearebuoys

PNW Art & Goods | Be kind, stay positive

Seattle, Washington | 1,047 Sales

Announcement    Thanks for stopping by! I'm Ben, a graphic designer and a one-man shop.
I strive to create cheerful and fun products that I hope bring plenty of smiles.

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Last updated on Nov 28, 2020

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Ben, a graphic designer and a one-man shop.
I strive to create cheerful and fun products that I hope bring plenty of smiles.

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Benjamin Hastie

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Benjamin Hastie

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About wearebuoys

Sales 1,047
On Etsy since 2018

Float On (A Story of Buoy)

Buoy is a one-man creative studio, producing pins and art that are fun, imaginative and always aiming for positivity.

My name is Ben, and I’m the brains behind the operation. I've been drawing since I was a kid, and that passion launched me into graphic design and digital illustration in high school and then into college. Fast forward to February of 2018 when I developed my first enamel pin and Buoy was born.

Before 2018, I was a pin novice. I’d never worn or designed one, but I quickly fell in love with the idea of taking something meaningful or fun, and boiling it down to its simplest elements. I was hooked after my first - 'It’s Fine' - and immediately started jotting down a hundred ideas for the next.

All of the designs sold within Buoy are original and hand-drawn. I put extreme care into each piece, sketching many iterations and tweaking the smallest of details. Some of my designs are silly and fun, while others are more meaningful. But at the end of the day, above everything else, I want them to bring about joy and positivity.
I believe in building others up, sharing a friendly smile or hello, striking up conversations with strangers and encouraging everyone to follow their dreams. We're all buoys with our own struggles, so let's help keep each other afloat.

Follow @wearebuoy on social media to get sneak previews of new designs, sales and behind the scenes photos of life in general! I love seeing customers enjoying their purchases, so please tag your Buoys in the wild with #wearebuoys! Thanks for your support!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearebuoys
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearebuoys

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  • Benjamin Hastie

    Owner

    I'm a designer/illustrator out of the Seattle, WA area. As well as designing pins, I'm open to various freelance design collaborations as well. BenHastieArtDesign@gmail.com for freelance inquiries WeAreBuoys@gmail.com for pin collaborations

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