About the Artist

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My name is Betsy Beier, and I’m the illustrator, designer and writer behind Wanderlust Designer. If you’re here, I’m sure we share the same love for travel. We thrive on planning our next big adventure and discovering ways we can explore the world like locals. Once home, we love getting together with friends and family to share our travel stories, the foods we’ve tried, the characters we’ve met, the markets we’ve explored and the back roads we’ve wandered.

Betsy, Wanderlust DesignerHaving traveled to almost 40 countries and all 50 US states, I’m on a mission to illustrate experiences around the globe and inspire new adventures. Buying spices in the Souk Attarine in Fes, Morocco; attending an authentic Provençal cooking class the South of France; exploring the hip and trendy streets of Harajuku, Tokyo; and soaking up the culture in the Sacred Valley of Peru, these experiences have given me a unique view on travel that I’m eager to illustrate and share with you.

Wanderlust Designer is my spot to celebrate travel memories and inspire new adventures.

I earned my BFA in Painting and Drawing at University of Colorado, Boulder and my MFA in Computer Graphics and Interaction Design at Pratt Institute, New York City. In my 25+ year design career, I have worn many hats from Art Director at various marketing firms to User Interface Architect at one of the largest software companies in the world. I left the corporate world in 2006 to raise my family and explore my own design style. When my children were young, I built a thriving online invitation and party goods business that celebrated everyday life. This diverse career path with a wide range of design jobs has taught me that I thrive learning new skills, trying new things, having new experiences.

The Many Hats I've Worn in My 25+ Year Design Career (illustration by Wanderlust Designer)

The Many Hats I’ve Worn in My 25+ Year Design Career

In 2013, I transitioned my energy to focus on illustration work. Wanderlust Designer has brought me back to my 2 passions, drawing and travel.  I love to create illustrations that celebrate unique locations, experiences and cultures from around the globe. I hope to help you relive your own travel memories and inspire you on new adventures.

Please join me!

For more details on custom designs, licensing and wholesale, be sure to browse my portfolio.

Comments To This Entry.
  1. Miriam Waugh March 7, 2016 Reply

    Betsy, love all you have done! Reading about you has inspired me to be more creative with my painting! Congratulations, Miriam (Patricia’s mom)

    • bbeier April 14, 2016 Reply

      Hi Miriam!! Thank you so much for reading and commenting– your paintings are so inspirational as well!! We should do a Cedar Street art show one day. 🙂 All my best, Betsy

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