About Greenvelope
A Seattle-based company helping to save paper and preserve the beauty of the Pacific Northwest
Greenvelope strives to deliver the most elegant electronic invitation service by emulating the experience of opening a “traditional” printed invitation. By creating a positive online experience, we hope more hosts will consider sending invitations electronically for formal events - to help save trees, time, and money. To express our commitment towards this goal, we donate a percentage of every sale to Mountains to Sound, a non-profit organization that maintains forests. Together we can "invite" a greener future.
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The Green Team
sam franklin
Sam CEO/Founder
"Don't let schooling interfere with your education" -Mark Twain
kyle leesman
Kyle Chief Technology Officer
"Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day." -Joel Spolsky
lauren fennell
Lauren Artistic Director
"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
preston hazelwood
Preston Backend Developer
"The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract." -Robert A. Heinlein
michelle blanchard
Michelle Director of Sales
"People will stare. Make it worth their while." - Harry Winston
alex kelsey
Alex Brand Marketing Strategist
"The question is not what you look at, but what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
ashley laskowski
Ashley Production Design Manager
"Take criticism, smash it into dust, add color, and use it to paint breathtaking images of unicorns frolicking through fields of greatness." - Matthew Gray Gubler
kieren parks
Kieren Marketing & Event Consultant
“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” -Kevin Kruse
joel nel
Joel Backend Developer
"The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art." - John Lasseter
david parham
David Card Creation Center
"Fame is a fickle friend, Harry. Celebrity is as celebrity does. Remember that." -Gilderoy Lockhart
ramil azucena
Ramil User Experience
"I've learned that people will forget what you have said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou
clifford chen
Clifford Customer Success
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon" – Brandt Paul
adrienne kimberley
Adrienne Customer Success
“Wanderer there is no path; you lay the path by walking.” —Antonia Machado
zach sharkey
Zach Marketing & Event Consultant
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" -Steve Prefontaine
ben roach
Ben Marketing & Event Consultant
“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.” -Frank L. Gaines
will cramer
Will Marketing & Event Consultant
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I have." -Thomas Jefferson
courtney backman
Courtney Customer Success
"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." -Victor Borge
Our Stationery Designers
All of our designers are hand picked by our in house design staff who work with stationers, graphic artists, and
painters across the world to bring you the finest and most contemporary designs.
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A Fresh Bunch
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A Little Treasure
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Adesman Design
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Alexandra Dzh
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Ashley Ottinger
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Azure
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Chica Design
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Claudia Owen
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Clementine Creative
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e.silver design
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Hooray Creative
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Idlewild Co.
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J. Amber Creative
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Luly Yang
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Melissa Egan Design
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Mint Parcel
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PrettyMeJoy
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Notepourri
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October Ink
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Olivia Raufman
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Shari Margolin Design
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Shawn Diaz Design
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Southpaw Illustration
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Spugnardi Design


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Our Photographers
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Kiliii Fish
patrick nied
Patrick Nied
kelly stonelake
Kelly Stonelake
Alec Vanderboom
Alec Vanderboom

adam michael waldo
Adam Michael Waldo
amber zbitnoff
Amber Zbitnoff
alexandra celia
Alexandra Celia
Jimmy Bishop
Jimmy Bishop
A Special Thanks!
craig kaminer
Craig Kaminer
zak freer
Zak Freer
ken glass
Ken Glass
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Greenvelope's design program seeks to partner with stationery designers who are interested in expanding their contemporary design portfolio to online patrons, while expanding the environmentally conscious mission of their brand. Our program provides freelance artists exposure to new clientele, while offering a variety of unique stationery options to our customers. We are constantly expanding our collections and branching out into new trending categories. Please do not be shy, send us your thoughts and let's work together to invite a greener future.
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Seattle's Fox morning show discovered an intriguing story and interviewed the Greenvelope Founder, Sam Franklin, during his return to Seattle for Thanksgiving break. Watch the interview to learn more about how a dorm-room start-up is changing the invitation industry.
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entrepreneur magazine
Entrepreneur magazine ran a unique feature by taking a detailed look at the business model behind Greenvelope. Sam Franklin shares the story of how he bootstrapped Greenvelope by pressure washing neighborhood driveways during the day and delivering pizza in the evening.
Read the full article.
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alive magazine
As a student-entrepreneur at Washington University in St. Louis, Greenvelope Founder, Sam Franklin, was named one of St. Louis’ most influential people of 2012. Read more about this achievement in the
Alive Magazine Buzz List.
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Career Opportunities

Greenvelope.com is a fast growing electronic invitation, ticketing, and event management company based in Seattle. We were recently named one of the "Coolest Small Businesses in Seattle" by Business Insider. We started in 2008, and now over 150,000 hosts use Greenvelope to create beautiful online communications.

We are looking for people who want to have an immediate impact on the success of our company. Greenvelope is fast-paced, creative, and passionate about our great products. This is a huge market and the customer enthusiasm for our product has been overwhelming! We advocate promoting from within, so there is limitless opportunity for career growth.