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Emily McDowell Studio

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Emily McDowell Studio
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Founded 📆2013
Founder 👔Emily McDowell
Headquarters 🏙️,
Los Angeles, CA
Area served 🗺️
Number of employees
🌐 Websiteemilymcdowell.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Emily McDowell Studio is an American gift and greeting card brand founded by writer and illustrator Emily McDowell in 2013. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, their products are sold in retailers across the United States and internationally, as well as online.

Company history[edit]

Originally an art director and copywriter in advertising, Emily McDowell began writing and illustrating cards for friends and family as a side project, eventually selling them on Etsy.[1] In 2012, McDowell created an “Awkward Dating” card.[2] 

In January 2018, Emily McDowell Studio was acquired by Knock Knock, fellow LA-based and woman-owned gift company.[3]


Empathy Cards[edit]

A survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (diagnosed and treated at the age of 24[4]), McDowell was inspired to create a line of greeting cards that would help people find the right words to support loved ones facing serious illness and loss.

External Links[edit]

Website: emilymcdowell.com


  1. Carpenter, Evie (2014-11-05). "Emily McDowell on Making Greeting Cards for Real and Awkward Relationships, Why She Left the Ad World, and Starting a Business". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  2. "Emily McDowell's Not-So-Hallmark Moment Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. 2015-01-26. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  3. GmbH, finanzen.net. "Emily McDowell Studio and Sisters of Los Angeles Join Knock Knock to Become the Who's There GroupThree Women-Owned Gift Companies Merge Under One Awesome Umbrella | Markets Insider". markets.businessinsider.com. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  4. Schweitzer, Kate. "11 Greeting Cards People With Cancer Will Actually Appreciate". POPSUGAR Fitness. Retrieved 2018-07-27.

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