Artist Allison Staffin has always loved visiting museums, craft and antique shows, and flea markets. She is an avid collector of vintage posters, advertising art, old tins, purses, postcards and other antique pieces.
Her degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from the University of Delaware gave her the skills to open a boutique design studio specializing in package design which she ran for over 20 years. In addition to specialty packaging, she created promotional materials for nationally recognized clients such as Revlon, L’Oreal, Diane von Furstenberg, Twinings Tea, Liz Claiborne, and Becton Dickinson. But her fascination with old photographs and memorabilia compelled her to build a collection of greeting cards and enter the national wholesale marketplace with them.
Goldilocks Designs LLC greeting card line was launched at the National Stationery Show in New York in 2013 with a collection of 80 cards. NSS is the largest trade show in the US for card and stationery lines, where vendors large and small exhibit to meet and sell wholesale to retailers around the country.
Goldilocks Designs now has more than 60 sales reps nationwide, and 20 in Canada, which accounts for the rapid growth the business has experienced. The line has expanded to include her most popular greeting card art as pendant necklaces and bracelets, 5x7 lined journals and more.
Following interest in her greeting card designs, Allison has now added a line of pattern and surface designs now available for licensing through Vivid Art Agency LLC.