We came up with the name because it's my sons middle name. We wanted it to be something personal that related to our family. My husband's dad had just passed away and he and Westin (Wilder) were really close and loved working together in his wood shop. Even though Westin was only 3! It felt somehow like a way of linking Bill, my husband's dad, into our business. He never got to see our cards, but I think Scotty and I both think of him with every wood slice we cut and attach to our cards.
Also, we just really love the name Wilder! We came up with it originally (as our son's name) because we both love the outdoors, the wilderness, the wild. Also, I grew up on the "wild side" of a small gulf Island. Scotty always loved how my mom called it that. "Let's go for a walk on the wild side" she would say, and he would always smile and start thinking of a story.
What is the story behind why you started your business?
What is the dream that you wish to fund through your business?
I think our dream is world domination with greeting cards! To make people smile, and to get to share in all those happy, or sad times, is pretty special. To know that someone picked our card out of all the others makes me so happy! And we both are having so much fun creating the cards. The best par tis that the kids are helping us too!
What are you most proud of about your business?
I think i'm most proud of the fact that I took a chance and even started the business at all! I had a good job that I could have gone back to once my kids were old enough, but I decided to take the risk and try my own thing. It's hard to put myself out there, and be vulnerable. People don't always understand why you would give up the safe choice to do a "hobby" or "art". I like my kids to see that mom is doing something cool, and it will actually hopefully be a success! I love that choosing what you like to do is a possibility in the world of employment.
What difference does your art make in your life? And your familiy’s life?
If you could say one thing to the person that buys and/or enjoys your art, what would it be?
Thank you! We feel so grateful every day that people like our cards!
Why we love having Studio Wilder at Giving Gifts
Studio Wilder's cards are truly unique! They are the first locally made cards we have come across that use wooden elements. They are simple, yet funny and smart and will always elicit a big smile. We always know we are going to get a great reaction when we give a card from Studio Wilder! Click here to see Studio Wilder's card collection.