Boundary + Thorn was born at the beginning of 2016 in Cleveland, OH and specializes in fine art prints, greeting cards
and custom illustrations. All products are illustrated, printed, packaged and made with love in Cleveland, OH. Today, B+T's products,
can be found at The Cleveland Flea, West Elm Local, and several local boutique in and around Cleveland.



About The Artist

Lucy Williams is a Cleveland based artist and the illustrator behind
Boundary & Thorn. After receiving her BFA in Illustration from the
Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) in 2013, Lucy worked in advertising as a
commercial storyboard artist, production designer, and associate art director.
In 2016 she dove into product development and trend research while
simultaneously creating a new body of work outside of her 9 to 5 office job.
At the end of the year Lucy finally felt ready to strike out on her own as an
independent freelance artist. In January of 2016 she started selling her
custom prints and greeting cards at The Cleveland Flea and by August,
Boundary & Thorn was an official LLC.

While Lucy never dreamed of owning a small business, working with her
clients on a one-on-one and cultivating partnerships with other local business
owners has been extremely fulfilling and so much fun!

Today, if she is not working in her home studio, you can find her eating at one
of Cleveland's amazing restaurants, organizing anything she can get her hands on,
listening to a true crime podcast or snuggling up with her two kitties.

Photo by Michael Kinkopf   |  @michaelkinkopf

Client Testimonials

Lucy is a breath of fresh air and a pure delight to work with. Her talent, passion, attention to detail and professionalism are evident in everything she creates. Lucy is extremely diverse in her artistic abilities, and always exceeds expectations with her creativity and quality of work.
— Amy Luben, President | Gather Designs, LLC
Lucy Williams has the trifecta — creativity, passion, and professionalism. Her beverage recipe illustrations elicit temptation, with their simplicity and splendor. Each time she delivers an illustration, I just want to reach through the page, cradle the goblet or mug, and take a nice long drink. I highly recommend her work.
— Kathy Ames CarrManaging Editor | Edible Cleveland
I always look forward to collaborating with Lucy on a project for Lawn & Landscape. Her work continually goes beyond my initial vision and helps elevate the quality of our magazine.
— Justin Armburger, Art Director | GIE Media
Lucy is a unique talent who is very dependable and pays excellent attention to detail. I’ve worked with her for years. Most recently I hired her for a very challenging (multi-part) illustration project with a fast turnaround. Lucy delivered exactly what I was hoping for…and more.
— Sean Dailey, Senior Art Director | The Adcom Group
Lucy is a ROCKSTAR illustrator and an extremely talented designer. How she manages to fit everything into her busy schedule, I’ll never know, but she produces extremely high-quality work at very reasonable prices. She was a vital part of Contempo’s success in 2018 and we look forward to working with her for many years to come.
— Nick Pietravoia, Creative Director | Contempo Design + Communications

getting hitched?

Custom cocktail & drink prints are a great way to make the bar at your wedding even more unique.
Reach out today to get a quote for your custom cocktails at your wedding!

Please allow up to 3 weeks for finished artwork & deliverables.



We love our pups, and Custom Pet Portraits make a wonderful gift for friends and family.
Reach out today to get a quote for your pet portrait!

Please allow up to 3 weeks for finished artwork & deliverables.

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Shop Local!

Products in West Elm Stores in Cleveland & Columbus OHIO!

In May of this year, B+T was asked to partner with West Elm's LOCAL maker collaboration to be a featured artist in West Elm's brand new store in Pinecrest
in Orange Village Ohio. Along with several talented local artists in Cleveland, you can now find B+T's fine art prints and greeting cards for sale in both
Cleveland and Columbus West Elm stores in their LOCAL Community section.

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Shopping Local

Shopping local, whether it be at a flea market,
farmers market or at your local grocery store,
are all great ways to help your local economy
grow and thrive. This also makes it possible for
small businesses like Boundary & Thorn and so many others flourish and grow in a city like Cleveland. 

Let's Work Together

I'm always open to new business opportunities,
and commissions. Please send your inquiries to:

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