C MAW was set up by Amanda Seymour at the beginning of 2002, following a frustrating six month spell of unemployment *.
Amanda turned to her hobby of drawing and, with no training in illustration or business skills but with bags of enthusiasm and determination, she plunged into the massive, deep ocean that is greeting card publishing and somehow hoped to be able to stay afloat!
Today C MAW has grown to be a successful little business supplying lovely cards to lovely stores in many corners of the world including Selfridges, Harrods, John Lewis, Globus, David Jones... and to lots of fantastic independent shops too.
C MAW is based in Exmouth, Devon and consists of a very small team of two and a bit!
Amanda concentrates on all things creative and makes sure C MAW runs smoothly. Cat walker is a godsend and is in charge of the day to day operations and the distribution side of things. John Harris bravely tackles C MAW's bookkeeping each month.
Amanda is currently working on introducing her characters to new worlds beyond greeting cards. She will keep you posted as progress is made.
* Amanda used to be a geologist and mined gold in Western Australia for many years. She then returned to England to study product design with the intention of becoming the next Philippe Starck. It soon became clear that this was going to be more difficult than she had first imagined!