About High West Wild
A curated collection of illustrations and wearable art with themes inspired by vintage textiles and illustrations, scientific botanical art, and the groovy typography of the 60s and 70s.
I am the face behind High West Wild. I am an illustrator and freelance designer living in Northern Nevada. My illustrations are inspired from a nostalgic lens of my childhood memories in the bluegrass state of Kentucky, and later in life, the mountains and woods of Washington State. The color palettes I primarily use are influenced by the earthy tones of the 1970s and the vibrant colors and the crisp smells of autumn in the Pacific Northwest.
From my love of vintage textiles and illustrations, scientific botanical art, and the groovy typography of the 60s and 70s, I illustrate my interpretation of flora and fauna to create my own imaginary botanicals. I advocate for many voices with my work, including the flora and fauna of our natural environment, those looking for equality and equity in social and political spheres, with the encouragement of being kind to yourself and others. I want the viewer to feel a love for nature, kindness, and a nostalgia for design in my illustrations.