I’m Lauren, the owner, designer and calligrapher behind Hemlock Ridge Designs.
The Hemlock journey started in May 2018 when I was gifted a ticket to a calligraphy class, and I was immediately hooked. By June of that year, I had started my Instagram account, now called @hemlockridgedesigns, to document my projects and share with interested family and friends. Two years and many projects later, I jumped in head first to officially launch Hemlock Ridge Designs, inspired by the name of the street where I grew up.
I live in South Portland, Maine with my boyfriend, Alden, and my many plant babies, but you’ll commonly find me in Boston or Cape Cod spending time with family. I studied Math and Finance in college and spent the beginning of my professional career working in technology, but I had always loved stretching into my creative side as well. So, in April 2022, I made the leap to pursue Hemlock as a full time venture.
I’m constantly inspired by nature and fascinated by all types of design, and I love learning new things, so it’s never too long before I’m trying a new craft, project or medium (and I love it that way).
When I’m not working on Hemlock projects, teaching calligraphy classes, or dreaming up my next entrepreneurial venture, I enjoy playing golf with Alden, watching documentaries, and experimenting with new recipes in my small kitchen.