About Colleen Wilcox
Colleen Wilcox is the artist & founder of Wander On Words, a celebration of hand lettered art, photography, and design. Hand Lettering is her passion, and she strives to keep an appreciation for the written word and a wanderlust alive in others. She hopes that her artwork can brighten days and help people express themselves, all while helping preserve the wilderness. Part of her profits go to the National Park Foundation to help protect the nature she feels so inspired by! She handcrafts lettered signs, digitalizes them, and enhances them with her photos. Visit her Etsy page to learn more about purchasing her cards and artwork for yourself!
She is an artist currently based out of Pittsfield, Vermont. With a background in photography and travel, Colleen gained a unique perspective of the world and a feel for design. She started doodling on stock lists while working in Yellowstone National Park and has transformed this haphazard hobby into a full-fledged passion.
She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Photography. She absolutely adores the outdoors and her photography and hand lettering reflect that. Throughout her explorations, Colleen’s been lucky enough to photograph beautiful wildlife and incredibly unique landscapes of the world. She took a typography class in college that planted in her a seed of appreciation for hand lettering, and she hasn’t looked back!
She started simply by digitizing her hand lettering and applying it to her photography in the form of signs and art pieces. She then expanded her love for words, travel, and hand lettering into state and country designs. Realizing that she wanted to offer something a little more practical, she had the revelation to create cards from her work. Cards have the power to inspire, thank, congratulate, brighten, or sympathize. her hope is that her words and art can help people do so!
Hailing from Illinois, she has since moved around to Montana and Colorado. Colleen Wilcox is currently a Graphic Designer for Boss Office Works in Vermont where she uses her creativity to help small businesses flourish.
In her spare time, she can be found exploring the Northeast by hiking, backpacking, snowboarding, skinning, photographing, camping, kayaking, snowshoeing and generally getting outside.
She hopes to be able to inspire others to keep the wanderlust alive with her artwork and cards. Keep loving nature and remember to Wander On!