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Greeting Card Designers and Writers
Hone your writing and artistic skills in high school by taking English and art classes. Since many designers use computers to create their designs, computer science courses also will be helpful published annually by Writer's Digest (http://www.writersdigest.com), include sections listing the greeting card companies that accept submissions from freelance artists and writers. While some companies only buy a few ideas a year, others buy hundreds of ideas. Hallmark, by far the largest greeting card manufacturer, doesn't accept unsolicited ideas, but hires many creative people for full-time staff positions. However, because of Hallmark's reputation as a great employer, competition for those positions is high.
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