Card Designer Highlight: Posterity Paper

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Tiffany needed to honor her grandmother’s legacy of kindness by means of playing cards.  When she couldn’t discover the feelings she needed to share, Posterity Paper was born.

How did you start your card-making profession?

I began Posterity Paper in July 2019 after my beloved grandmother (who raised me) handed away. For months I adopted her calendar that listed all of the birthday playing cards she’d deliberate to ship that 12 months. This labored for some time, however I ultimately grew tired of the playing cards she had in her stash and began to consider the playing cards I wanted existed. I began Posterity Paper as a result of I needed to honor my grandmother’s legacy of card-giving in my very own manner. I couldn’t discover the playing cards that expressed the feelings that meant essentially the most to me, so I got down to create enjoyable fashionable greeting playing cards that might encourage a brand new era of thoughtfulness by means of stationery.

The place do you draw inspiration from? 

The inspiration from my work comes from my life, particularly coming of age within the 90s on the South Facet of Chicago. The copy and illustrations remind me of the music, style and meals from my childhood. The Flamin’ Sizzling love card (carried by Paper Supply) options considered one of my favourite highschool snacks. On the way in which to highschool, I’d cease on the nook retailer and purchase luggage of Flamin’ Sizzling Cheetos with melted cheese that we’d eat whereas we walked to highschool. It was the breakfast of champions! I’ll not have realized about vitamin on these walks to highschool, however I did learn to formulate a very good comeback. We commonly roasted one another at school and recounted the jokes we heard the night time earlier than on our favourite sitcoms (e.g. Martin, A Completely different World, Residing Single, and many others). I didn’t understand it on the time, however these wisecracks have been the muse to greeting card writing. My skill to create enjoyable performs on phrases and succinct but culturally-specific messages for my greeting playing cards was knowledgeable by my tradition and group.


What does your day appear to be as a card designer?

Since I used to be a toddler I’ve loved staying up late — actually late. As an grownup, my mornings normally begin with a lot wanted caffeine – normally a scorching chai with oat milk. Most days I could be discovered chauffeuring my three kids round to their totally different actions with my laptop computer and iPad in tow. I’ve homeschooled for nearly a decade however have began outsourcing extra lessons (like Algebra!) as my children have grown. My household life is full proper now, so most of my work is squeezed into the margins. I discover time in-between my daughter’s theater rehearsals or stitching class and infrequently after my kids are in mattress. I test and reply to emails on-the-go and troubleshoot enterprise points with my stationery buddies by way of Voxer. Since I’m within the automobile a lot, I take time to take heed to inventive podcasts whereas I drive. I’m actually large on getting some solo time to plan and create and normally take time away for retreats on my own a couple of instances a 12 months. I am going to a close-by resort for a weekend of undisturbed designing and I’m normally in a position to design most of my new releases throughout these weekends.


What’s your most well-liked medium?

I could be a perfectionist so I’ve discovered drawing on my iPad to be finest. I’m able to duplicate or erase a lot quicker than I can in my sketchbook.

What does your inventive course of appear to be?

I’ve a protracted listing of card concepts that I add to commonly. These concepts come from issues I bear in mind, say or hear in my life. Not too long ago, my 9 year-old daughter noticed my husband and I each carrying Jordans and he or she referred to as us “Sole Mates.” I instantly made that card. When it’s time for a brand new launch I am going to my listing and decide a couple of to sketch. I all the time embrace on a regular basis playing cards for issues like birthdays and thanks’s, then add in playing cards for upcoming holidays. I sketch the concepts on my iPad, decide a colour palette then add particulars and colours. Once I’m performed designing, I end up in Adobe Illustrator. As soon as the playing cards are printed, my household and buddies assist me fold and package deal them.




What are you most happy with as a creator and card maker?

I’m proud to share my grandmother’s story.

For many years, I watched her specific her love and assist to individuals in her life by means of greeting playing cards. She wasn’t well-known, however her small acts of thoughtfulness touched the lives of many. She was the inspiration behind my administrative skilled’s day card that’s at present obtainable at Paper Supply (and Barnes and Noble). My grandmother was a receptionist for many years so I’ve a variety of footage together with her and her typewriter. For Secretary’s Day ( what they referred to as it again then) she would obtain playing cards and items from her co-workers expressing their appreciation. I’m proud to know that my card might be used to have fun the Administrative Professionals who assist maintain our workplaces collectively. It actually looks like a full-circle second.

Moreover, I’d like so as to add that I fell in love with Paper Supply lengthy earlier than I grew to become a vendor. I even took my first calligraphy class on the Lincoln Park location earlier than my marriage ceremony virtually 16 years in the past.  I purchased provides to design invites for child showers for my buddies earlier than I grew to become a designer. I’ve all the time appreciated the whimsical particulars and distinctive merchandise that have been supplied so it’s an honor to have my playing cards lining the cabinets.


Discover Posterity Paper’s Flamin Sizzling Love Card at your native retailer or on-line at For extra inspiration and behind-the-scenes motion, observe @posteritypaper on IG.