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Greeting Card Design: Illustrate and Sell Your Collection

A course by Lauren Radley , Illustrator and Designer

Illustrator and Designer. Jersey.
Joined February 2021

Discover the process of creating a series of colorful greeting cards and learn how to sell them online

  • Best seller
  • 99% positive reviews (182)
  • 4411 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover the process of creating a series of colorful greeting cards and learn how to sell them online

A course by Lauren Radley

Lauren Radley believes that the beauty of working as an illustrator is that you can illustrate whatever inspires you and reach your goals if you persevere. It is that same belief that has encouraged her through her journey to becoming a renowned illustrator and designer. Her focus lies in illustrating for clients like BBC Good Food, Waitrose, and Royal Mail, along with working on new products for her greeting cards business.

In this course, Lauren shows you how to plan and design your own greeting cards collection, as well as how to print and market them, before launching your own small greeting cards business. Explore each step of the design process, learning both analogue and digital techniques along the way. Ready to delight the world with your original greeting cards?

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 30 downloads

Materials and Software
3 minutes, 35 seconds
Your Creative Style
20 minutes, 33 seconds
Cards and Content
9 minutes, 59 seconds
Hand Drawn Typography
16 minutes, 0 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (182)
  • 4411 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 59m)
  • 30 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a greeting cards collection and learn how to sell it online.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For anyone with an interest in illustration and design, who would like to make their own greeting cards and learn how to set up a small greeting cards business.

Requirements and materials

Basic drawing and illustration skills are a plus but not essential to taking this course.

As for materials, you need a sketchbook, a pencil, and whatever you prefer to use. Lauren uses an iPad Pro and Procreate, and Photoshop to format her final designs.


Reviews

4411 Students
182 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Lauren Radley

A course by Lauren Radley

Teacher Plus
Illustrator and Designer

Lauren has been drawing ever since she can remember. In awe of her artist mother, she dreamt of being able to draw and paint just like her one day. She was encouraged by her family to draw and create from a young age, and didn’t hesitate to apply to art college when finishing school. Lauren studied illustration and Kingston University, London, but it wasn’t until taking a gap year to travel Asia that she decided to focus on her illustration work and launch her first website. Once back in London, Lauren started picking up editorial work and began building her reputation as an illustrator.

Since her first major commissioned artwork–creating a mural for Coffee Republic–and her impactful work for the ad campaign for Cancer Rearch, Lauren hasn’t looked back. She has worked with clients including The National Trust, Waitrose, and The Telegraph. She has illustrated for many magazines and publications including BBC Good Food, The Evening Standard, and Psycologies magazine. Today, her time is split between client work and working on new products for her online business. In one of her latest projects, Lauren designed a book of stamps for the Royal Mail, which will be in circulation for a minimum of five years.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting Started

    • Materials and Software
    • Trends, Inspirations and Mood Boards
    • Your Creative Style
    • Cards and Content
    • Hand Drawn Typography
  • U3

    Creating Your Final Artwork

    • Ideas, Thumbnails and Composition
    • Digitally Importing and Refining Your Sketch 1
    • Digitally Importing and Refining Your Sketch 2
    • Adding Colours, Textures and Details 1
    • Adding Colours, Textures and Details 2
    • Adding Colours, Textures and Details 3
  • U4

    Printing and Marketing

    • Formatting Your Cards
    • Printing Your Cards
    • How to Sell Your Cards and Market Yourself
  • FP

    Final project

    • X Illustration for greeting cards

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Greeting Card Design: Illustrate and Sell Your Collection. Design & Illustration course by Lauren Radley Best seller

Greeting Card Design: Illustrate and Sell Your Collection

A course by Lauren Radley
Illustrator and Designer. Jersey.
Joined February 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (182)
  • 4411 students