Artist's Guidelines…

Artist's Guidelines…

…will give you a sense of what we're looking for… humorous greeting card ideas that appeal to a range of ages and interests. Today most art submissions come via email, but we also accept snail mail submissions.
…will give you a sense of what we're looking for… humorous greeting card ideas that appeal to a range of ages and interests. Today most art submissions come via email, but we also accept snail mail submissions.
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1. First, take a look at our offering and get a sense of what we’re looking for and the level of talent we expect from our artists.

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2. We are looking for fresh and fun-looking artwork in any media and style. Also, sophisticated, funky cartoony-type art (people and/or animals) with or without words.

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3. Color work is best, but we will look at black and white. Overall, we're looking for exciting, innovative, clever, humorous, fun, and most important, original designs and ideas.

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4. All submissions are speculative, so put your greeting cards ideas in rough sketch form. Be sure to include printed samples or tearsheets. DO NOT send originals. If possible, you can provide us with a sample which we can keep on file for future assignments.

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5. Our creative department often has concepts that call for a particular style. So even if you don't have specific greeting card ideas of your own, send us some samples of your work. Perhaps your style and our ideas will work well together.

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6. The size of our cards are 5" x 7". All artwork designed for us must match these requirements either exactly or proportionately.

The cards are vertical. Also cards can be with or without a border.

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7. Please send your submissions to:
digital files go to: nancy@oatmealstudios.com
or snail mail your artwork to:
P.O. Box 401, Lenox Dale, MA 01242

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8. And last but not least, payment. If we think your work is a good fit for Oatmeal Studios, we negotiate payment with each artist depending on the complexity of the work. We look forward to reviewing your work!

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9. Please be patient. We get new submissions everyday and do our best to respond in a timely manner. Our process is not instantaneous, it involves many people in different locations but has served us well for over 40.