Christen Carter

Christen Carter

Buttonmaker


Busy Beaver Button Co.

Chicago, IL USA


I don't know if there's one right thing for everybody. There's a lot of right things.

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Used to fantasize about designing the toys inside of the Cracker Jack boxes.
While in London, she saw people wearing buttons everywhere.
Realized that she could bring the trend back to the States, had a friend teach her how to make them.
Had support from friends in the band Guided by Voices, said they'd be her first customers.
Armed with the idea and the promised customers, it all came together and she knew she had to go for it.
Says that, of course, a lot of people were skeptical of her business, but it made her want to do well.
Doesn't believe in the idea of "one right thing for everybody," thinks we could all succeed at a variety of things.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Comparative Literature
Indiana University-Bloomington
Bachelor
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Indiana University-Bloomington

Career

Buttonmaker

I started making custom buttons out of my college apartment and turned into a thriving business.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Entrepreneurship
Being Creative