Holiday Greeting Card Towel

On Fridays, I like to display samples of my products. Here is a sample "card towel (towel that you can send as a greeting card) by Fiddler's Elbow.

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Technology, Art Licensing and the Stationery Industry

Technology is changing the stationery industry and art licensing business. For artists & writers, this means we can get world wide exposure practically for free but it also requires we welcome learning new skills. Here are a list of interviews with designers, greeting card manufacturers, trend forecasters, and card sales reps who use new tech skills in their businesses.

High Tech Artists

See Article: Artist Goes High-Tech in Surtex Booth (ipads)
See Article: Licensing Art on Electronic Devices (skins)
See Article: Art Licensing on Tech Products (cameras)
See Article: 120 Resources for Artists to to Build an Online Presence


Online Groups for Greeting Card Professionals

I often read or use these resources to get tips and advice from other greeting card designers. I have found them to be helpful in my greeting card and design business:


Linkedin Greeting Card, Stationery & Gift Industry Gurus
Networking links of sales, marketing, product development and sourcing people from these related industries and to help entrepreneurs gain access to industry knowledge and 'how to's."

Greeting Card Professionals
The worldwide default network for publishers, distributors, designers, buyers, developers, (online) retailers and anyone else relevant in the business. Feel free to join and don't forget to invite your colleagues and business relations.

Greeting Card Professionals
The Independent Greeting Card Professionals Association is composed of working professionals--and beginning professionals--who create and sell greeting cards retail or wholesale, at craft fairs or trade shows, or via the Internet. Members produce work in a variety of greeting card genres.


Art of Licensing
A LinkedIn networking group dedicated to Artists, Illustrators, Designers, Product Manufacturers, and Licensing Agents in the ART LICENSING industry.

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Yahoo Group Art of Licensing
A SPECIAL FORUM dedicated to Artists, Illustrators, Designers, Product Manufacturers, and Licensing Agents in the ART LICENSING industry.


Escape for Illustration Island
Illustration Resource Website and Podcast devoted to helping artists to connect and communicate with fellow creators.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Art & Design Lounge
help Artists and Designers advance their careers and business goals helping them make vital new business contacts.

Stationery Trends
Facebook group for the magazine focused on the products, designers and inspiration that make up the stationery, greeting card and gift industry.


Stationery Show
Leading trade show for the social stationery industry.

Selling and licensing art and design for every product, every industry.

Greeting Card Designer
Tips and resources for Card Designer and Writers .

* Am I missing something? Let me know. I'll add it to the list. Or leave comment below. *


New Business Looking for Card Designer

I received an email from a blog reader Felix Tarnarider, who is looking for someone to design greeting cards. Here is what he said:

I am launching a new e-commerce website and am looking for someone to design 4 distinct greeting cards with a creative and simplistic design of content and cover. Please email felix@ubercaveman.com if you are interested in working on this design.