Our Story

Waves Puzzle Co. was founded by architect Benjamin Sachs and Artist-social entrepreneur, Cristina Ainoa. By way of their common struggle to fight anxiety and media addiction and their love for simplicity, architecture and social anthropology--these two decided to create geometric translucent jigsaw puzzles that help reach a natural mind state of: hard chill. Aka anxiety support and mind-body-wellness. They are very light-hearted and casual business people who are passionate about forming an all inclusive puzzle company and practice. 

Cristina Ainoa was born in Miami, Florida and is a first generation American. She studied music, acting, improvisation and story-telling in New York and Los Angeles. She has worked between New York, Los Angeles, London, South America and Spain. Her background is in business, psychology, social advocacy and fine arts. Cristina is co-founder and ceo for Waves Puzzle Co. 

Benjamin Sachs was born in Nashville, Tennessee and studied architecture at Yale undergrad. He also earned a Masters in Architecture at Yale. Before co-founding Waves he worked at architecture firms designing a terra cotta skyscraper in New York, new conceptual projects for Zaha Hadid in London and groundbreaking houses with Belzberg Architects in Los Angeles. Benjamin is puzzle designer and cfo for Waves Puzzle Co. 

They are passionate to form a counter culture of rebirth, resistance and reclaiming of the human spirit through social sustainability and wellness. Together they are excited to find new ways to interact with this playful, ancient pastime and introduce the art of puzzling to the new world!

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