Owner and Lead Designer

I went to school for photography and soon began my very short career as a wedding photographer. As the years went on I realized that I had a greater passion for design, helping local creatives, and giving them the tools needed to chase their dreams. I grew up with two parents who owned their own businesses, and no other job or career has ever felt right for me.

I love anything with a rich history, I'd re-pack my bags for Iceland at a moment's notice, and I live for the Buffalo skyline at sunrise- from a rooftop of course. And like a true Buffalonian, I've spent way too many late nights at The Pink. 

Christina Laing

Over the past ten years as an artist, I have pursued many creative paths. Student, photographer, gallery curator, studio manager, designer, traveler, dreamer. All of these endeavors have led me to where I am today, owner and lead designer at The Buffalo Collective.

Most days you can find me in my studio, an old furniture warehouse turned artist lofts, but during my down time I’m often exploring new cities (mostly for the food, let’s be real), enjoying my hometown favorites, or on the couch drinking tea and snuggling with my kitten.

Photos by Lydia Maybee.