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New 2 Forum. Greeting Cards Advice?

Discussion in 'Illustrator Forum' started by Rparsons, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Rparsons

    Rparsons New Member

    Heya everyone, I'm new to the forum.

    I love drawing but I really am stuck for what to do. Im working P/T in Tesco and doing some Hand drawn pet commissions on the side but its very few and far between. I really want to get it all started by doing illustrations for a company or book writers.

    I've been doing quite a bit of research and found a lot of people have started sending their designs to greeting card companys.
    Apparently there are over 800 greeting card companies, not all will accept freelance designs but many will.. I just need help in finding out who they are though..

    So if anyone could give me any helpful into, tips and advice I would be very greatful.


  2. doodlebee

    doodlebee New Member

  3. Leo_Scholes

    Leo_Scholes New Member

    Hi Bex,

    Yes there is a trend for artists doing well with this strategy.

    Rather than just sending an email a good tip is to find a greeting card company through their social network channels. More and more companies are switching to mediums like Facebook and are eager to engage with their followers.

    When looking for a greeting company to target, look for the ones with diverse designs. The Great British Card Company (who own madici and paperhouse) pride themselves in supporting freelance designers.

    Good luck,

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