Team Simply Wood Rings

Gustav Reyes

My formal training, hands-on experience and years of dedication to my craft have allowed me to find that point where nature breathes through the form, striking a balance between the contemporary and the ancient, crafting fine art that is deeply personal, contextual and alive.



Life breathes throughout the everyday. Even in an urban environment, we are surrounded by organic processes, of growth and decay, birth, life, and of death. These processes shape our existence and make each moment precious, fleeting and magnificent. An awareness of this transitory beauty is what drives my work and what I endeavor to capture in each of my creations.

Influences & Inspiration

Meet the Team

Sara Simply Wood RIngs Shop Leader


Art Administrator & 
Client Specialist  


Sara moved to Chicago from Wisconsin after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a B.A. in Arts Management with a visual arts emphasis. Sara manages all office duties as well as our social media. She works closely with all of our customers to create beautiful custom ring designs.  When not at SWR, Sara works at a local gallery, hangs out with her dog Gatsby, and enjoys playing beach and indoor volleyball. 

Else Simply Wood RIngs Shop Leader


Administrative Assistant & Shipping Coordinator

Elise attended Smith College where she received a B.A. in Fine Art with a Printmaking concentration. Elise is our shipping guru and handles most of the shipping duties. She's working on mastering our product line so she can help design rings as well. On the days she is not at SWR she is working in her studio, at a local print shop or local gallery. In her free time she likes to hang out with her dog and explore the city.   

Cesar Simply Wood RIngs Shop Leader


Master Craftsman

Cesar can do pretty much anything he sets his mind to, and loves a good challenge. He’s a problem solver and an innovative thinker. Cesar went to Illinois Institute of Technology, where he studied Architecture. He loves working in a creative environment where he can put his skills to the test. He works with his team members to make the eco-friendly, artist-designed wooden ring of your dreams.

Master Finisher


Master Finisher

Yolanda gets it done, on time and perfectly. While she gives a hand in all aspects of the ring-making process, she’s best known around here for her flawless finishes. She’s become an artisan in her own right, designing and making rings that combine unpredictable materials and the processes she’s learned at Simply Wood Rings. Also, she loves Mexican heavy metal.

The Simply Wood Rings team is here to help you create a wood ring that tells your story!