Freelance Artists Guidelines
Bottman Design cards and gift items are all based on the art created by freelance artists - one of them could be you! We are always looking for new and creative ideas. Do you have a clever greeting card concept or a new and interesting concept for a product line that you believe would stand out among the rest? If so, then we want to hear from you!
Bottman Design is not interested in simple one or two card assignments. We are looking for artists with a strong and recognizable style that can be developed into a line of cards, with assorted gift items to compliment the line. Also, since the gift area is becoming more and more a major part of our focus, we are looking at art that is specific for gift items, without our traditional "greeting card launch first."
OK, the easiest way for Bottman Design to see what you do, is for you to send me an email with a link to your web site. That way, we can easily see if what you are doing will fit in with what we are looking for. Send the web site link to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a web site, don't worry! Just send in a portfolio of your art - good color copies or digital print-outs are fine initially. Just be sure it accurately represents your artwork.
Remember, if you are submitting art for cards, be sure they are occasions specific - Birthday, Friendship, Thank You, etc. We love variety, so feel free to send up to ten card ideas. Be sure to label each card idea with your name, address, and phone number.
A resume of any previously published art is critical. Not that we only want someone with a proven record. We just don't want to repeat cards and gift items that have been done before.
Submissions can be sent to:
Bottman Design / Sugarhouse Greetings
38 East Guest Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
The review process can take up to two months. Simultaneous submissions to other companies are acceptable. If your work is chosen, we will contact you to discuss final art preparation, procedures, and payment. If your work is not selected, it will be returned to you. To facilitate the return process, please be sure to included a self-addressed stamped envelope that is big enough to hold your submission.