Meet the Maker

Emily Backus - Founder, Designer | Human Nature Designs
Hi, I'm Emily - graphic designer by trade and nature-lovin' creature by birth. No matter if you stumbled in, were guided by friends, or were dragged against your will - I am so excited you're here.

I started Human Nature Designs in April 2020 not only so I could hold on to my adventures forever by turning them into designs and apparel, but also so I could spend my one wild life creating something that puts more color into the world and also helps give back to it.

Nature holds a very special place in my heart. As a Colorado native, I grew up using the outdoors as a place to ski, run, hike, bike, and be. Yet in the last few years, nature has taken on a much larger role in my life. It’s the judgment-free zone where I can challenge the limits of my mental and physical strength. It’s the “larger than I” system I can look to when I lose sight of myself in the daily details.

Human Nature Designs is just a baby, so every day and each order is a lesson learned. We're friends now, so if your experience with Human Nature Designs is awesome, frustrating, perfect, horrendous, rad - or anything in between - I want to hear from you!

If you want a front seat ride on this journey, sign up for the View from the Top Wrap Up, a bi-weekly newsletter with all the latest Human Nature news. You can reach me during business hours at emily@humanaturedesigns.com or via the form under the Get in Touch tab. If you're on Instagram and prefer to slide into my DMs, you can find me at @humanature.designs.

P.S. If it's outside business hours, please be patient. I'm most likely dancing to funky music, wandering in nature, or making some cool new designs for you.