Caroline was born and raised on a small farm in Indianola, Iowa. Always involved in her parents’ farm and 4-H, she has a soft spot for animals and nature.
Graduating cum laude from Iowa State University in the spring of 2016, Caroline earned a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts. During school she focused in ceramics and furniture, and had a passion for color.
For her senior thesis project, Caroline created a six-person dining table, with six chairs, and 18 ceramic plates. The project influenced her to appreciate making modern home products that are affordable for everyone.
Animal Boards was a sustainable project created to utilize scrap pieces of wood, and make a more affordable, customizable product. Started in October 2015, the project has grown significantly, and become the face of Caroline Freese Designs. Caroline currently does commissioned Animal Paintings, consisting largely of pets.
First Animal Board painted in 2015