Greeting Card Designers and Writers

Greeting Card Designer Reviewing Product

Greeting card designers and writers either work as freelancers or as staff members of greeting card and gift manufacturers. Designers use artistic skills to create illustrated or photographic images for cards, posters, mugs, and other items generally sold in card shops and on the Internet; writers compose the expressions, poems, and jokes that accompany the images. The Greeting Card Association estimates that there are approximately 3,000 large and small greeting card publishers in America.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Write and design greeting cards
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Art
  • English
Experience Any related experience
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Drawing/Design
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Design Department Manager
  • Lead Designer
  • Successful Greeting Card Designer or Writer
  • Entry-Level Greeting Card Designer or Writer