“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
Bren Talavera feels very blessed to be a living example of one of her favorite quotes. After more than 20 years working as an in-house designer and art director for industry leaders in the gift and stationery market, she is now designing full time for her own design studio.
Embarking on this new and exciting path has been a life long dream for Bren. From a very early age there was no doubt in her mind that she wanted to be an artist, it was as natural as breathing. After graduating art school, her career became a progression from her original intent to be an illustrator for books and magazines to creating designs that enhance and embellish consumer products. Having had the opportunity to gain invaluable business insights from her corporate jobs has helped shape her career as a surface designer. After seeing her designs on market shelves as gift wrap, tableware, gifts, textiles, greeting cards and stationery, she was forever hooked!
Bren is now able to combine her product design experience with her love for world folk art, mid century modern design, the graphic goodness of Gee’s Bend quilts and Native American textiles to bring her unique bold style to a variety of products that she loves. “Being fortunate to partner with such wonderful companies like Robert Kaufman is truly a dream come true.”