The Story of Rose Thicket

Rose Thicket is a wife + husband collaboration of
artist Justina Freel & designer Trevor Freel


Justina Freel

An artist, designer, and horticulturalist that has a deeply rooted love for plants in all of their forms and seasons. Justina creates detailed illustrations of native fauna & flora expressed through cutting, drawing, painting, & printmaking. She grew up along the Arroyo Seco of Pasadena, California, playing in tree houses high up in the oaks, watching coveys of quail scooting past, as the smell of mugwort & sage perfumed the air. 


Bachelor of Arts in Horticulture, Evergreen State College

Bachelor of Arts in Illustration, Art Center College of Design

Trevor Freel

A designer that believes in the art of living an earth conscious lifestyle through creating transformative objects and spaces. Born in a river valley seeped in the smell of willow and mulefat, home to packs of coyotes in Bonita, California. Trevor is deeply rooted to the free spirit of Nature.


Transmedia Graphic Design, Art Center College of Design