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Greeting Card Designers and Writers

Overview

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.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Enterprising

Career Ladder
Design Department Manager

Lead Designer

Successful Greeting Card Designer or Writer

Entry-Level Greeting Card Designer or Writer

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