Behind The Card | Julianna Smith Illustration

November 19, 2011


Julianna Smith’s first memory of creative expression was – believe it or not – making birthday cards for her family. “Someone gave me an old cartoon book and I started drawing characters and writing sayings for my little cards."

Julianna started her own greeting card company, Parlez-Vous Greeting Cards, in 2001 and soon after, people across the country were buying her cards. She has worked with Recycled Paper Greetings since 2007. When not in her studio, Julianna loves gardening, decorating, sewing, blogging and photography.

Visit her website to see all of her artwork.

Fun Fact

Julianna finds inspiration in old-fashioned children’s books and toys, vintage fabric, candy and cupcakes, but her children also spark her creativity through their “deliberate, uninhibited and unrehearsed” creations.


Portland, OR

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