Ranger has announced that mixed media artist Dina Wakley is being added to their line-up of signature designers. Wakley joins a cast of Ranger signature designers that includes Dyan Reavely, Claudine Hellmuth, Wendy Vecchi, Vintaj, and of course Ranger Creative Director Tim Holtz.
Wakley is developing a line of mixed media products with Ranger which will be called Dina Wakley Media, presumably to be released at CHA in January.
Previous to the Ranger announcement, Wakley has designed stencils for The Crafter’s Workshop, stamps for Stampington & Company, and check products for CheckAdvantage. Her book, Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively With Color & Composition, was released in February 2013 by North Light Books. Wakley also sells online art journaling classes through her personal website. Her new contract with Ranger is exclusive, ending her partnership with The Crafter’s Workshop.
Wakley, who is known for her artsy mixed media and art journaling work, lives in Arizona with her husband and three sons. She’s an experienced instructor who loves to travel. In her spare time, she volunteers as a docent at the Phoenix Art Museum, giving tours to school children.