Senior Art Director

Design House Greetings

About Us:

Design House Greetings is a stationery company based in Sheridan Wyoming and Maplewood, Minnesota. We believe in celebrating life, personal connection, and that the gift of a handwritten card or note is one of the best ways to support each other throughlife's up's & down's.

We work directly with independent artists from around the world, to craft a line of high-quality paper greeting cards that include visually intriguing images, thought provoking sentiments, and sometimes just plain old fun! Our wide variety of artists, each offering a different look, feel and voice, results in a unique collection of greeting cards that can inspire, celebrate, sympathize and encourage those we love and support.

At Design House Greetings we not only believe in creating unique and beautiful greeting cards, but also in producing them in the best way possible. We strive to be conscientious and fair in all aspects of our business. We nurture relationships built upon integrity, honesty and respect – with the artists we work with, the vendors we patronize, and the customers we serve. All of our cards are printed in the USA. We use FSC-certified paper stocks with recycled content, environmentally responsible printers, and select high quality materials that allow for products that are both well-made and beautiful.

In addition, each and every one of our cards is inspected and assembled by hand, by groups employing adults with developmental disabilities. Every card that we create is designed and produced with care, so that we end up with a collection that we would not only use ourselves, but also are incredibly proud to share.

Position Details

Senior Art Director
Twin Cities Metro
Maplewood, MN

We are looking for an utterly awesome, full-time Senior Greeting Card Designer for our in-house creative team!

We are a small greeting card firm located in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota. We pride ourselves on the publication of 100’s of high-quality, smart, fun and innovative greeting card designs a year. We’ve been in business for 10 years, and are still growing.

We are looking for someone who is interested in working toward becoming a key member of our leadership team. You should be a self-starter who has a creative flair, is detail oriented, and conscientious. You must be comfortable wearing multiple hats - you will be expected to create your own work for every step of the process - product concept, layout, design and production, as well as help manage and traffic the design and production process of the team.

Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal are essential. We are looking for someone with a positive and nurturing attitude that is able to partner and build productive relationships with team members inside and outside the organization. You will be working with agencies and artists on concept development, art direction and licensing negotiations, experience in licensing is a must.

Your portfolio should demonstrate a breadth of design styles, understanding and creative use of typography and significant experience in the print sector.

If you’re just looking for a J-O-B or the next good “opportunity” to move up the career ladder, this is not for you. But, if you are a highly imaginative and creative person looking for a place where you can make your mark and be a key player of a very special company - this may be the job for you.


  • Ability to create original and inspiring greeting card designs from concept, design through print production. 
  • 5+ years of design experience, BFA/BA in graphic design is preferred 
  • A team player who wants to work in a small collaborative environment. 
  • Comfortable communicating with vendors, artists and licensing agents and printers. 
  • Superior organizational skills - project management and deadlines are part of our world. 
  • Expert knowledge of the Mac and Adobe CC, in particular, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop 
  • Proficient with color correction; image manipulation; and font management 
  • Knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point) 
  • A thorough understanding of 4-color print production: file requirements, optimization of images, paper selection and press check experience. 
  • Experience working with, negotiating with and managing licensing agencies and artists relationships 
  • Strong understanding of ongoing trends in fashion, retail and design industries 
  • Open to design critiques as well a providing feedback to other designers 
  • Copy-writing experience would be of help. 
  • Experience in the Greeting card industry would be a plus! 
  • Ability to thrive in an environment with changing priorities and deadlines 
  • Open minded, inclusive and respectful of all walks of life 
  • Has an extremely high level of personal responsibility 
  • Approaches life with optimism and assumes the very best in people 
  • Has a great sense of humor and is not easily offended 
  • Likes dogs, birthdays and greeting cards!

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary Dependent on experience 
  • Heath insurance 
  • 401K and profit sharing 
  • Paid time off: personal, sick and holidays and your Birthday 
  • Relaxed, casual working environment and somewhat flexible working hours

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