In 2005 I began working as an illustrator at American Greetings World Headquarters. Looking back at the work I was producing early on in my career as a greeting card artist, I'm surprised that they didn't fire me. I had a lot to learn, and I'm amazed at how much I've grown since then.
Here are some of my very first card designs produced by American Greetings (©AGC). Some have nice touches, others are cringeworthy, but they're all mine!
Interestingly, ten years later, I'm still seeing some of these same patterns and decorative details popping up in new AG designs.