I love my job - this should come as no surprise. Not only do I have the opportunity to be creative on a day-to-day basis, but I get to share my designs with the world (and that's pretty awesome)! As the popularity of greeting cards has exploded over the past few years, shoppers are no longer running into the store last minute, and grabbing a generic card. They are taking their time to find the absolutely perfect card for their unique occasion. Big card companies are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing market, which has created huge opportunities for artists and designers everywhere, like myself.
So how do you get started in the stationery industry? This is a question I receive regularly from budding designers, paper lovers, and letterpress passionistas. "Where do you come up with your initial designs? How do you find suppliers? How do you print your cards? Where do you sell them? How hard is it to get your products into retail? How do you build a brand around your products? How many cards do you need in order to have a “line” for wholesale?" Are these the same questions you've always wondered about? Wouldn't it be great if you could just get some answers from someone in the know? Well, now you can!
Modern thrive has brought together the owners of three successful greeting card companies to answer all of these questions and more. The program will include presentations from myself (Stephanie Clarke of Dahlia Press), Kim and Brett Borup of Paper Bandit Press and Julie Stewart of Kiss and Punch.
Everyone who signs up will get access to (3) hour-long sessions, daily email lessons and a Facebook group where you can connect with other creatives. Don’t worry if you are unable to join live. All of the sessions are recorded, and you will get lifetime access to the content.
What?! Sounds amazing right? Even better, if you sign up before October 1st using my discount code: DahliaPressVIP you can get this whole fancy package for only $67. Yes!! Sign up here: http://modernthrive.com/workshops/workshop-73/?ref=163!!
Here is a peek at what you will learn:
Session One - Developing Your Line with Paper Bandit Press
- Finding your unique style
- Spotting trends & finding out what sells
- Finding suppliers & setting up your studio
Session Two - Building Your Brand with Dahlia Press
- Finding your niche & standing out from the market
- Getting the media coverage you deserve
- Presenting your card line
Session Three - Selling Your Products with Kiss and Punch
- Finding markets and distributing to customers
- Selling on social media
- Getting started selling in retail
See the full schedule and reserve your spot here: http://modernthrive.com/workshops/workshop-73/?ref=163.
I so hope you'll join me!!