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The Blog of Emily McDowell Studio


Free Women's March Download: American Values Sign!

Hello, Women's Marchers! This design started off as my own personal 2017 Women's March sign, and people liked it so much, we turned it into a tote bag and a magnet. This year, we're also offering it up as a free download for you to print and carry at your local march! You can download the sign here. Our sister company Knock Knock is also offering TWO excellent, free downloadable signs: you can check those out and get them here. This sign was designed to be printed on 18"x 24" paper, cardstock or corrugated plastic. This is a common size at FedEx/Kinkos or Staples. Staples charges $14.99...

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Big breaking news! A long-time-coming post.

When I started Emily McDowell Studio five years ago, I wasn’t thinking all that hard about what it could become. I was more focused on the immediate questions like, “Will anyone buy this card?” and “Is there a better place than Staples to buy all this fancy printer paper?” (Yes, and not really.) 

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Unintentional Copying, CREATIVE INTEGRITY, AND WRITING FOR THE GIFT INDUSTRY

In case you missed it, we recently released a new product category: screen printed zipper pouches. When I started designing these pouches last summer, I made a big mistake. Sapling Press, another writing-driven stationery & gift brand that I love, had just launched a collection of zipper pouches, and the owner Lisa also happens to be a good friend of mine. (Note: my decision in this story would have been the same if we didn’t know each other, or even if we were enemies. Not that I have enemies. But you know.) I should have looked at Sapling’s pouches before I started...

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New Parenting Support Cards

We're adding another new category of cards to our line. We're starting small with three styles, but I'm planning to add more in the spring. We're calling these new cards Parenting Support, and they're designed for anyone who's struggling with the day-to-day of raising small to medium-sized people.

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