My name is Verity, and I’m a Los Angeles-based designer, illustrator and artist.
I’ve been designing patterns since I was a tiny kid. I’ve always been drawn to pen & ink line art, circles, repeating shapes. I created this blog in 2008 in order to build a cohesive body of pattern design work. More info about that is on the About Pattern of the Day page.
While I’ve focused primarily on graphic design in my professional life, I’ve also done illustration, pattern design, product design, interior design and creative writing. I co-founded and owned Grow Inc., a company that designed, manufactured and sold kids’ clothing, bedding and other products both retail and wholesale. I also designed patterns and products for CB2, Crate&Barrel’s modern retail offshoot.
My current works combine my lifelong love of patterns with my affinity for acquisition. As an avid collector of mid-century ephemera, I often use vintage books, magazines, and industrial tidbits in my art pieces. I’m inspired by old maps—both for the physical manifestations of time and place that they represent and for the beautiful organic shapes made by the crisscrossing roads, rivers and railroad tracks—and they feature prominently in my art.
I have a studio in downtown Los Angeles. More info about my professional work can be found on my personal website, verityfreebern.com.