A Quick Hello
Hello, I'm Lauren Brewer. I am an artist and an aspiring surface pattern designer. I love florals polka dots and believe you can never have too many stripes. Most days you can find me deep in the heart of Texas designing patterns and mothering my two children and one mischievious terrier. I love wandering fabric stores searching antique stores for depression glass and dessert of any kind.
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by pattern, color and design, but I never dreamed I could translate that passion into a career. I am typically very practical, so the thought of a pursuing a creative career never crossed my mind in college. I had several jobs after college, but none of them felt like a stepping stone to a career. After my daughter was born, I decided to stay home with her full time, and once the newborn phase passed, I quickly found that I needed a project to occupy myself with during nap time. I began paper crafting and started a craft blog. I quickly moved from blogging solely for myself to creating sample projects for several crafting companies. I enjoyed it immensely, but as life became busier and one baby turned into two - the blog and paper crafting fell to the side. After a few years of creating projects using other people’s products, I found that I was longing to create something completely my own.
In late 2017, I happened upon an online course about surface pattern design and fell in love immediately. I love patterns - patterns on fabric, dishes, paper - pretty much anything, but it never occurred to me that there was a person behind every flower - even every polka dot that I loved. Up until then, I never truly believed in “a-ha” moments, but 20 minutes into that class I definitely had my own “a-ha” moment. Surface pattern design checked every single box for me - finally a business - a career - and an outlet for my creative abilities. I now find that I have to set timers for myself because I can spend hours and hours working on patterns and completely lose track of time. My journey to becoming a surface pattern designer is just beginning and I have no idea what the future holds, but I am excited and determined to see this through.