Interview: Haylstudio, MobileCoin Shoe Artist

We recently partnered up with artist Haylstudio for an exclusive MobileCoin shoe drop earlier this month. The drop was so popular that we sold out in eight minutes! If you were one of the lucky people that got a chance to purchase Hayley’s custom hand-painted shoes, then we and our feet are extremely jealous of you and your sweet kicks. Thank you for supporting Hayley and our MobileCoin Shoe Drop!

Hayley took the time to sit down with us and chat through her experience selling her art on MobileCoin. Thanks Hayley for working with MobileCoin and being an amazing artist to work with!

1. How did you come up with the idea for the custom hand-painted MobileCoin shoes?

I met with Brian (Mobile Engineer at MobileCoin) and sat down to talk about the design layout for an original pair of shoes he wanted. He pulled up the MobileCoin website with all the different color gradients to choose from. We talked about different layouts such as the front and the back heel section having the color be hand-painted instead. There were so many ideas being tossed around, and I was so happy to make any vision we had come to life. I went home and picked a bunch of different gradients and made up vision boards for all of the layout options. That’s when we decided on the lining around the shoe including the front and back section to all be painted, leaving the middle section to have the MobileCoin logo on it.

2. What was your experience like partnering up with the MobileCoin team and selling your shoes and art on an exclusive drop on MobileCoin’s Drop Shop?

This experience has been better than I could have ever imagined! I couldn’t have asked for a more friendly, accommodating, and welcoming company to work with for my first experience like this. Anyone I’ve talked to in the company has been extremely helpful and nice. Being able to promote and sell my custom shoes has been such a blessing. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity!

3. What would you say to other artists and vendors about the MobileCoin Drop shop? How has this opened more opportunities for you?

I could go on and on about how special this company is and how awesome it is. MobileCoin really truly cares about the artists they work with! I always felt welcomed to ask questions and that this company was always looking out for me. My whole experience has really been too good to be true.

4. What’s your next project and how can MobileCoin help with that?

To finish off 2021, I will be working on my holiday commissions. I would absolutely love to work on another drop with MobileCoin! I love brainstorming and making any idea and vision come to life!

5. Random question – what would be your superpower?

Teleportation! It would make exploring the world a whole lot easier.

6. Anything else you want to add?

Thank you so much! It’s been truly incredible working with MobileCoin. I am so grateful for such a wonderful experience. I have learned so much that I can carry with me through my art career, and I can’t wait to see what more comes from this!

Thanks Hayley for creating such fabulous pieces for the MobileCoin community! You can follow Hayley on Instagram and buy her art here.

By Emily Huh