Greeting Card Designers and Writers

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.


Quick Facts
Duties Write and design greeting cards
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country; many designers and writers are self employed and work from home
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • English
Experience Any related experience
Skills
  • Computer
  • Drawing/Design
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
Licensure/Certification Required
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Design Department Manager
  • Lead Designer
  • Successful Greeting Card Designer or Writer
  • Entry-Level Greeting Card Designer or Writer