About me

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. vkidart

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.

3 Responses to “About me”

  1. Magdalena Johnson Says:

    I love your patterns. I’m very interested in learning more about your business. (retail clothing and bedding for children). Do you have an online website? I tried to google it but couldn’t find anything. I can’t say this enough, but your patterns are absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to look through them all. : )

  2. Biao WANG Says:

    I really like your patterns and designs, such a keen and cute mind ! Some of yours are very exactly like what I’ve seen. I’m so excited and looking forward to your new production ! 🙂

    From a student of architect and urban planning

  3. Greg Self Says:

    Your patterns are gorgeous. I love mid-century design and some of the block wall and organic patterns would be amazing as wallpaper. Have you ever considered producing them?

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