I don't really know how to be any other way. This is just how I've always been. It was making the move from just being a human to being a human who also puts this stuff on products and has a company.
- Name: Emily McDowell
- Website: emilymcdowell.com
- Field: Writer, Illustrator, and Designer
- Connect: Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
Today on the show I’m talking with writer, illustrator and designer Emily McDowell.
Emily has been transforming the stationery industry since 2013 with her “greeting cards for the relationships we really have.” You most likely know her empathy card line, which went viral in 2015 and launched her into the public eye. Empathy cards help people find something to say in circumstances when you simply don’t know what to say. They are the best,and if you don’t know them – go right now to her website. You will LOVE them. Seriously. They went viral in 2015 for a reason. So Emily has been killing it over the past 4 years creating cards and products and she’s recently ventured into a partnership that gives her a whole lot more freedom to create. In today’s show we’re going to talk about that partnership, why she made that decision, what she’s learned in 10 years of advertising, we also discuss her dance neurosis resume, watermarks, and much much more.
Emily has just released a book, There is No Good Card for This. Learn more about it here.
Here are the things I mention in the show’s intro:
Your Handmade Business, a new podcast by Academy of Handmade
MakeLight, a website for online learning, tools and community for Instagram
Social Media Was Kind of the Worst in 2016: Positive Ways to Move Forward in 2017, my blog post with tips for dealing with social media distraction