Interview with Brush Dance Greeting Card Company

Check out this interview with Brush Dance on Artsyshark blog:


QUESTION: How do you go about finding artists you may want to use for your Brush Dance products?

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BRUSHDANCE: Two basic ways. We regularly receive submissions from artists who have seen our products and feel that their work fits well with what we are doing. Increasingly, though, artists are finding us through Facebook and Twitter. At least a few times a week, I get questions about how to submit art. Second, we search for artists. Etsy and independent artist websites have been terrific resources for us, but we also keep an eye on design blogs and a variety of magazines and other publications.

Interview continued...

Submit your cards to the "Trendy Awards" deadline 2/1

The Stationery Trends Awards - "The Trendys" recognize the best in the industry - through the eyes of the retailers, who are in tune with the consumers' desires.

Five awards will be awarded, one in each of the following categories:

  • Baby
  • Bridal
  • Green
  • Greeting Cards
  • Office
Manufacturers and designers are invited to submit entries in as many of the categories as they wish. All of the entries are posted on this site under the Vote page.

More info: Trendy Awards Website

Torn Paper Photoshop Brushes

Torn Paper Photoshop Brushes from Bueno Brushes.

Job Available: Greeting Card Children's Humor Editor

American Greetings is looking for an Editor to join the Humor Kids Editing team.

The Editor for Humor programs needs a broad understanding of, and high comfort level with, different types of humor in order to meet a wide range of consumer humor subjectivity and sensibility. This same Editor for Kids programs needs an understanding of children's interests and influences, and their potential development for greeting card and non-card products. This position requires knowledge and understanding of relationships, as well as an awareness of societal trends and their impact on consumer behavior.

See post and apply.

What you Didn't Know about Starting a Greeting Card Line

On the blog Artsy Shark, there is an excellent 3 part article that covers many important guidelines about how to start a greeting card line.

If you could only read one article about starting your own card business, this should be it.

What You Didn’t Know About Starting a Greeting Card Line Part 1
What You Didn’t Know About Starting a Greeting Card Line Part 2
What You Didn’t Know About Starting a Greeting Card Line Part 3

Sample topics include:
- Greeted card lines must be in the proper proportions
Start with “Everyday Cards.”
- Cards are usually sold wholesale in packs of six
Where to find display racks
How to price your cards.
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