A Fresh Bunch is the only firm of its kind that I know of — it connects artists/designers with companies who need artwork for apparel, textiles, home, stationery, office, gift and tableware product. Marrying technology with good old-fashioned curation, buyers from around the globe can find just the right artwork from AFB’s diverse cavalcade of artists/designers, who also happen to hail from all points around the globe.

Right now, AFB is seeking a handful of new artists/designers to join its ranks, specifically those with strengths in watercolors; florals; hand-lettering; and typography. “We are not looking for artists who do only pattern design,” noted Founder Jenny Morgan.

As I mentioned, AFB’s clients come from nearly every consumer industry imaginable — including stationery. Here are some fun greeting cards they’ve recently created for Design Design. 100-15336_composite 188-Vertical WRK 100-15417 just for you 100-15435 Happy Birthday 100-42286_front 100-42295 This Day 100-51492 Home Card 100-15424 oh happy day 100-51499 You Can Do This squeeze the best out of life 1 resizedWhile there is a fee to join ($500/year), you receive a lot that you can’t really put a price tag on. Participation in AFB’s Blossom Designer Development Program includes: opportunity to submit work for AFB client projects; professional briefs for all client projects; one-on-one art direction and feedback from the AFB team on all submissions; ongoing education on how to design work that sells via AFB’s artist guidebook; exclusive trend reports; a bio and portfolio page on the AFB website; access to custom online collaboration and submission tools; and a private forum for connecting with other member designers around the globe.

By participating actively, Blossom Designers can bloom into Top Level Blossom Designers, who receive: an annual conference call with the AFB team to outline goals for the year; personalized annual action plans; personalized mood boards; and cash prizes for hitting certain revenue targets.

I have known Jenny for years now and this is a great opportunity to check out! So, if you’re interested in joining the flock, you can learn more here and here — and then apply here.


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