Advertising as Art

Paris Hotel Boutique 2008 holiday card by Creative & Co.

I am so impressed with the work of Coleen Rider, of Coleen & Company, an antiques & vintage décor retail studio located in Los Angeles. In addition to selling her fabulous wares at her studio and online, Coleen has just launched, Creative & Co., where she specializes in e-mail ad campaigns & promotions, website ads and graphic design work. I was so taken by Coleen’s e-cards that I commissioned her to design my Paris Hotel Boutique holiday card (above).

Coleen & Company's 2008 holiday card

Coleen & Company's 2007 holiday card

Coleen has an amazing eye for color and juxtaposition. It was so much fun working with her on my card. She has a unique process for developing her artwork by getting to know her customer and tailoring her design to capture your personality & viewers. We collaborated about ideas by Coleen inquiring about everything from my favorite colors to what message I wanted to convey, then translating it into online art form.

Coleen's element of whimsy is what really excited me. I told her to surprise me with the card and when she e-mailed me the draft, I was more than thrilled! The most exciting part about working with Coleen is that her artwork is one-of-a-kind and doesn’t look like a mass-produced commercial e-mail. Thanks Coleen for creating my fabulous card!

Coleen & Company studio in Los Angeles

If you want more info and rates about Creative & Co., contact Coleen Rider at 310-839-2908 or e-mail,

All photos courtesy of Coleen & Company and Paris Hotel Boutique


Unknown said…
i love your holiday card! It's so unique! Just lovely :) I'm heading over to check out the website now! Happy holidays~
Anonymous said…
I Loove your card ! Thank you for sharing the loveliness. Warm holiday wishes to you and yours !! ~ Lisa
A gorgeous card, Colee has a wonderful design eye, the colors are just beautiful! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,

Fifi Flowers said…
Lovely post! Enjoy the holiday season! Fifi
vicki archer said…
Your holiday card is sensational - love it. Have very happy holidays and a wonderful New Year, xv.

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