Wander Puzzle Co. was founded in 2019. We are proudly a woman-owned business supporting incredible international female artists to create our beautiful puzzles. We are also grateful to donate a portion of all sales to African Social Enterprises, Feeding America and the Women’s Center for Advancement (based in Wander’s hometown, Omaha, Nebraska).
We’re so glad you’re here!
Hi, I am Lindsey. I founded Wander because I wanted more beautiful puzzles in the world. I needed them and turns out fellow Wanderers agreed! I was lucky enough to order my first batch of puzzles (a terrifyingly large number at the time) and sold out quickly due to the quarantine in the Spring of 2020. It was a heck of a way to launch a business. The learning curve was extraordinarily steep and thankfully encouraging. Thank you to all the fellow Wanderers!
My background is in International Development. I lived in the Middle East for several years and when I was not living overseas, I was traveling every month to Africa for 15 years. I have made a career advancing women’s issues, particularly reproductive health. It has been a dream, although it is not without stress. As a motivated career woman, mother, wife, daughter, and sister I needed an outlet that did not further disrupt my schedule. Enter puzzling! I could bounce back from anything after a session at my puzzle table alone or with family connecting the pieces. Puzzling filled me with a sense of peace. It is a powerful, tactile activity that is wonderfully meditative. As a daily meditator, I appreciate single-pointed focus in today’s noisy world. Don’t we all at times?
In an uncertain time, I find the borders of a puzzle create a safe space and within that contained space there is one solution to a puzzle. It is entirely solvable and just knowing that provides confidence and certainty that alone can be so comforting.
I hope you fall in love with puzzling to create peace, promote connection, facilitate meditation, enjoy a sense of safety, or to build problem-solving confidence. I would be particularly honored if you allowed Wander Puzzles to inspire those feelings within you!