I am so excited to share what Printable Wisdom is all about with you. I'm Ashley Gardner, and together with my husband Daniel I founded Printable Wisdom in the summer of 2012.
Wow! "Founded" makes it all sound very fancy, doesn't it? There weren't any ribbon cutting ceremonies, though - just me in a small spare bedroom of our apartment, drawing and redrawing designs until they were just right - and calling Daniel into the room every ten minutes to look at my new creations. I still remember the very first item I sold. It felt like Christmas!
Since that summer, Printable Wisdom has grown in so many fabulous and unexpected ways. We now have items carried in boutiques and shops across the country (and one in Australia)! Our focus is typographic and hand-lettered designs that turn words into works of art. As we add new product lines to the shop, we continue to give the same care and attention to each item as I have given to each drawing since the very beginning. I sincerely love everything we create, and if I had infinite wallspace for prints or cabinet space for mugs each and every item would never leave my home. Lucky you, our walls and cabinets are far from infinite! I hope our designs bring warmth, whimsy and a touch of elegance to your everyday life - even if you happen to be wearing yoga pants and a messy bun!
Ashley Gardner (Co-founder, Designer):
I was born in Texas, met my husband Daniel in high school, and have a soft place in my heart for small towns. I come from a long line of antique shoppers and have a penchant for buying antique art prints. I think a gallery wall should only be finished when you run out of wall or nails. My greatest loves are my family, my pets, and anything gold.
Daniel Gardner, J.D. (Co-founder, Business Development):
I was also born and raised in Texas. In my free time, I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, fishing, camping, and hunting. At Printable Wisdom, I focus on finding top quality manufacturers that embrace the same ideals as we do and can help us get the best items possible made for our customers. I also manage wholesale accounts and business development.