wilder design co. is a Los Angeles-based design studio, founded by friends Joanna Harrison and Kristina Browngardt. The vision for the studio is to supply design in all it's forms, be it interiors, commercial spaces, branding, and graphics.
Kristina Browngardt has design in her DNA. As a child she napped under her architect father's desk, head upon a carpet sample; after a full day of tucking her barbies in with fabric swatches discarded by her mother, an interior decorator. It seemed a forgone conclusion that she would follow in her parent's footsteps, as her sister and brother had done. But Kristina was happy to run her father's firm and focus on marketing and bookkeeping. She was going to be sensible, she was going to blaze her own path, she was going to...eventually succumb to the reality that she was also completely enamored with design. Interiors, specifically, it's an obsession and possibly a genetic mutation.
Joanna Harrison has always been an observer; a watcher of people and details. She grew up in the foothills of the San Gabriel valley, drawing in the grass and obsessively watching episodes of This Old House. After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Art Center in 2007, she started working at TOMS as a graphic designer, following a desire to do work that made a difference. Since then she has held roles as Visual Merchandising Manager, Senior Retail Designer and Associate Art Director. But it was her time working as Senior Retail Designer that awoke her long forgotten hours of bliss, watching Bob Villa transform run down homes into new, rich spaces again. After the birth of her son, Joanna wished TOMS fond farewell to embark on a bold new chapter in her design career with Wilder Design Co.