Established in 1998 by founder and CEO Greg Gartner, and headquartered in Stillwater, Minnesota, Gartner Studios, Inc. is a leader in the print and social stationery, greeting card, licensed digital design, party goods, and specialty food industries, offering more than 18,000 products through more than 15,000 major retail and specialty stores in North America.
Best known for our expansive line of imprintable and customizable stationery products, we design, manufacture and distribute stationery and celebration assortments that inspire customers to celebrate and connect with loved ones.
With more than 100 years of combined licensing and brand development experience, our talented team of designers, product developers, sourcing and manufacturing professionals are committed to trend research — leading to some of the most innovative products in the industry. As we like to say, “we’re all about ideas, products and people!”
Gartner Studios, Inc. divisions include: Gartner Greetings, MARA-MI, and russell+hazel. Premier brand licenses include BRIDES and Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios.
For more information about Gartner Studios and its family of brands, visit: www.gartnerstudios.com
Gartner Studios Product Line
Launched in 1998, Gartner Studios immediately staked its claim as an innovative brand of choice for consumers seeking DIY cost savings for wedding invitations and social stationery. Responding to consumer desires, the brand has expanded into product categories that help celebrate life’s special events – - offering exceptional quality, value and design.
Today, our trend-forward line of fashionable items for the correspondence lover include: Entertaining and Social Stationery; Invitations; Baby; Holiday; Self-Print; DIY items; Notebooks, Journals; Travel Accessories; Desktop; and Partyware — featuring innovative themes, designs, stock, substrate, materials and embellishments.
At our online stationery site (http://www.gartnerstudios.com/shop/personalize), customers can order personalized stationery, personalized holiday cards, personalized wedding and special occasion invitations, and accessories – customized online, and delivered directly to their doorstep.
Our extensive library of digital designs, including: Birthday; Baby; Wedding; Holiday; Graduation; Specialty Celebrations; Pets; Humor; and Business designs is also available through the Gartner Digital Design Licensing Program. This program offers our innovative designs to major retailers and photo platform providers, to be used in photo cards, greeting cards, invitations, announcements, photo collages, borders, banners, posters, photo book designs and themed slideshow movies. Art content is available for all consumer platforms, including online, social, kiosk, and mobile.
Gartner Greetings focuses on giving consumers what they want — a great selection of beautiful, high-quality cards, at sensible and affordable prices.
Launched in 2006 and staffed with greeting card creative and marketing professionals. Gartner Greetings filled a market void with fresh and innovative cards. Several lines are offered, each featuring a range of relevant and smart options, with design, copy, and topical humor that speaks to today’s consumer.
Premium and boutique lines feature luxurious paper stocks and coordinating envelope designs, beautiful embellishments, individually wrapped in a poly bag. The Boutique Collection is a collaboration between successful boutique houses and Gartner.
Unique-to-the-market concepts include the Wow Wow line, which offers a fresh and funny perspective on human nature. Each features a candid pet photo, fluorescent accents and envelope, LOL sentiments, and a bonus back-of-card “pet bio.”
Gartner Greetings products are available in the United States and Canada in independent card & gift stores, supermarkets and party stores, including FedEx Office, Staples and Party City.
Gartner Studios Wedding
The industry leader in the wedding product category with an extensive design and production range, Gartner Studios takes a surprising, unique spin to create the most innovative trend-forward wedding items in the marketplace.
The result is a high-quality, stylishly affordable line of wedding stationery, décor, and accessories, with designs and products found nowhere else in the industry.
New to the line is our web-based line of personalized invitations, featuring a wide range of custom, unique designs on luxurious papers and stock — customized online and delivered directly to customer’s doors.
In 2007, Gartner Studios partnered with BRIDES®Magazine, to bring the exclusive BRIDES®Wedding Collection to market. The collection represents the creative and stylish ideas from the editors of BRIDES® magazine, partnered with the talent of our Gartner Studios product development and design teams.
Elegant and easily customizable with online templates for print-at-home ease, the line offers the bride-to-be elegant, affordable, and easily customizable products. Merchandised with tips on etiquette, planning and inspiration, the collection allows women the ability to infuse their personal style into their wedding day, reflecting the collection’s tagline: “Do it yourself with style!”
The line’s social expressions items feature innovative designs in Gift Bags, Wrapping Paper, Tissue, and Bows, in coordinating color palettes.
BRIDES® products are available exclusively at Michaels Arts & Crafts.
Gartner Specialty Products
As a division of Gartner Studios, the Specialty Products Group focuses on innovative development in the food and house wares categories. Whether it’s a new twist on existing product, or completely new formulations, this division develops product, sources vendors, leads the packaging design, manages ingredients and nutritional content, and manages all final production for our food products.
Key product lines include Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios®. This award-winning line of bake ware and cake decorating products, co-developed by Gartner with reality television and Food Network Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman, offers a trend-forward, high-quality collection of products never before available outside of professional bakeries. Original products include: edible spray Cake Graffiti; Zebra-Striped and Tie Dye cake mixes; Cake Tattoos; Flavored Fondant, Non-Stick and Anodized Heavy Aluminum Bake ware, and an airbrush machine to create amazing edible special effects.
Accolades include the 2013 Grocery Headquarters “Trailblazer Award.”
Duff Goldman by Gartner Studios® products are available at more than 6,300 major retailer locations in the U.S. and Canada, including Michaels stores, and select Walmart grocery and celebrations locations, Super Target, Safeway, Hy-Vee, H.E.B., Wegmans, Giant Eagle, Harmons, Central Market, and LeGourmet Chef stores. Products are also available online at www.duff.com.
An upscale line of candies designed as a treat for the eye as well as the tastebuds! Delicious selection of beautiful candies includes color foil-wrapped Chocolate Balls, fruit flavored Candy Sticks, specialty Jelly Beans, flavored Gummies, iridescent-colored Gumballs, and shimmering-colored Sixlets candy.
MARA-MI began more than 30 year ago as a two-person start-up, with a line of social stationery marketed to independent boutique stores. The mission from the beginning has been to enhance life’s celebrations and social connections through good design and irresistible product formats.
The Mara-Mi aesthetic is optimistic, colorful, authentic, playful and timeless! The broad range of contemporary products include: social stationery, roll wrap, gift bags & tags, paper tableware, plastic-ware, party décor, desk-top and giftware.
Reaching into the global design world, Mara-Mi has established licensing relationships with known designers including Jonathan Adler, Marimekko and Thomas Paul.
Our company owned Flagship Store in Stillwater, Minnesota serves as an “aspirational,” three-dimensional product lab and design studio.
We’ve attracted the following recognition: “Best Stationery Store in Minnesota;” “Must Shop Store; “Best Office Gear.”
MARA-MI products are available at boutiques, department stores, lifestyle stores, children’s stores, and online at www.mara-mi.com. A custom collection is available at Target stores.
The world of russell+hazel lies at the intersection of color, function and light-heartedness.
Launched in 2003, when file folders were manila, Post-it® notes were canary yellow, and binders were something to hide in the cabinet, russell+hazel achieved a new freshness with color and pattern, creating an instant appeal. Since then, our collection of office and school tools has grown to include journals, binders, note cards, storage, totes, and accessories.
Russell+hazel has an instantly recognizable style language, developed through colors and patterns, which capture the essence of who we are and what we stand for. While fresh in spirit, the products represent a constant and complete dedication to quality.
Our company owned Flagship Store in Minneapolis, Minnesota serves as a three-dimensional representation of the brand & design studio.
We’ve attracted the following accolades: “Best Retail Boutique;” “Best Office Gear,” “Best Stationery Store,” and the “Love Mark” by Saatchi and Saatchi.
Russell+hazel products are available in boutiques, department stores, lifestyle stores in North America, South America, Australia, Europe and UK, and online at www.russellandhazel.com