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About Erin McManness
Erin McManness is a full-time illustrator living and working in Atlanta, GA. She holds a Master’s Degree in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2014. Since, then she has worked in the product design, art direction, and illustration industries, leaving the traditional workplace in 2016 to officially launch her brand, Paper Raven Co., as a full-time endeavor.
Paper Raven Co. started as a small greeting card line, but has burgeoned in less than 2 years to include a robust assortment of cards, gifts, calendars, notebooks, paper craft, and home decor. Erin’s love for pattern and floral aesthetic are hallmarks of the Paper Raven Co. brand, with light moments of humor and animal friends scattered throughout her work. You can find Paper Raven Co. in over 50 retail stores and boutiques nationwide.
Erin’s clients include Minted, International Greetings (for Target, Walmart, and Dollar Major), Greenvelope, Tombow, ChasingPaper, and Casetify, among others. Her work has also appeared in West Elm, Nordstrom, domino, HGTV Magazine, The Knot Magazine, People Magazine and House Beautiful Magazine.
When she’s not designing, Erin can be found taking walks in the Georgia wilderness with her boyfriend Daniel and her Basset Hound Mix, Patty. She also loves to cook, and has a fascination with True Crime and Ghost Stories. If she wasn’t an illustrator, Erin would be a Pastry Chef, or Indiana Jones.
You can find Paper Raven Co. products at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com
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