About W&F

About W&F

Wild & Free Designs came about from my background in graphic design, a love of reclaimed vintage, and inspiration from the Transcendentalist writers' works on nature & the world around us (works of Thoreau, Emerson, and Muir in particular).

When I was younger I was constantly outside exploring the world around me. I drew so much inspiration from being out in the woods, and those memories have become such a large part of me. Everything I create with Wild and Free Designs is directly influenced by my time as a young explorer.

Although I got my degree in graphic design, I needed a creative outlet that didn't involve staring at a computer screen all day. I started hand-lettering quotes on vintage landscape prints I found at a thrift store, with which I planned to decorate a room in my house. Instead I decided to list them on Etsy, along with my painted globes. Each of my items are definitely unique and one-of-a-kind. I especially love doing custom work for someone and getting to experience their satisfaction and appreciation.

I constantly have so many ideas rolling around in my head and I want to do it all! I am currently working on a new line of products as well as practicing my calligraphy skills.

-Laura Maxcy