A brief history: Unity Buttons started as Uni-tee Designs in 2009, which switched to Unity Designs in 2011. As Uni-tee Designs, I screen-printed t-shirts and hoodies. I did a few tote bags, too. While screen-printing and going to grad school I started doing some graphic design work for a young worker labour group. That morphed into a temporary partnership producing pin-back buttons, which led to the transformation of Uni-tee into Unity as I switched to producing only buttons. In 2017, my business name officially changed to Unity Buttons.

In August 2021, I stopped taking custom orders and decided to sell my remaining inventory of buttons so I can "retire" as a button maker. You can help my clear out my inventory by shopping on my Etsy store or joining my button club for a few months.

Neil Cole

Button Maker, Higher Education and eLearning Professional

This is me, the whole operation of Unity Buttons. I also work for KnowledgeNow as a Online Learning Support Specialist. Previously, I specialized in academic advising, advising support, and teaching first-year university liberal arts.


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