Richmond, Virginia

Behind the Wander

The Wild Wander creates paper goods and gifts featuring the original artwork of Richmond, Virginia based illustrator Clara Cline. Following in the footsteps of early American naturalists, it's inspired by dusty libraries, cluttered studies full of artifacts, and an abiding curiosity for forgotten history and the natural world. 

I am passionate about preserving the natural beauty we enjoy, and committed to sustainable design. As a maker, I feel an obligation to create my products ethically with respect to both people and the environment. 

My hope is that the Wild Wander line balances sustainability with thoughtful design, and inspires folks to explore and cherish the world around them. 

I am a self-taught illustrator living in Richmond, Virginia with my husband, our two little wanderers, and pack of furry team members. I graduated from the University of Virginia with a philosophy degree, a wandering spirit, and a lifelong love of illustration - none of which I was quite sure what to do with. After working a series of office jobs I was able to turn my after hours passion into my day job, and have been wandering my way through a creative business since. I'm a nature enthusiast, love poring over antiquarian ephemera, the changing seasons, and probably read too many young adult books about kids getting locked in natural history museums and libraries overnight.