THE STORY

Hello there! Thanks for checking out my work. I'm a self-taught graphic designer based in Rhode Island, and the one-woman show behind Modern Printed Matter. I launched my first line of greeting cards in 2005. Initially it was a creative outlet from my Environmental Engineering career, but it quickly became my obsession. Less than a year after it's launch, I quit my day job to run Modern Printed Matter full-time. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made!

You'll find a mix of sweetness and snark in my nature inspired designs. Juggling motherhood and a business is chaos at times, but I try to find
humor in it all. When I'm not chasing around my two little boys, I'm jotting down card ideas, phrases that make me laugh, and taking pictures of natural surroundings that inspire me. My mission is to help keep the tradition of handwritten correspondence alive, and to spread a little laughter around with it.

Thanks for making it possible for me to continue doing what I love!

-Anna Cote

ECO-INFO

Minimizing the impact my business has on the environment is very important to me. All of our cards and calendars are printed on 100% PCW recycled paper (no new trees). Our greeting cards are paired with 100% recycled kraft envelopes and packaged in biodegradable and compostable clear sleeves that are made from plant material. Our wholesale card orders are bundled in shredded misprints and scrap paper. Whenever possible, we reuse shipping boxes and packing paper. We work with a digital printing company in NY that have been a White Badge partner with TerraPass since 2009. They have purchased over 200 metric tons of Offsets and Renewable Energy Credits.  

GIVING BACK

Animals are the inspiration and subject matter of many of my designs. It's incredibly scary to see so many of them edging toward extinction. I am very excited to be partnering with the Center for Biological Diversity to donate 10% of our wildlife calendar sales (our best selling item) annually to help protect endangered species.