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2021 Judges

We are so excited to welcome our judges, who are listed for you below:


Dan Collier, Daniel Richards Showroom (Atlanta & Dallas), as well as the retail venues Archer Paper Goods (two Atlanta stores, one in Athens, Georgia, one in Dallas and a new one in Charlotte, North Carolina) as well as The Merchant Atlanta (two locations around Atlanta and one in Dallas).

Daniel Collier founded daniel*richards in 2001, based in Atlanta, GA, holding 20+ years of wholesale & retail experience. Since its inception daniel*richards has grown to be one of the top gift and stationery manufacturers’ rep groups in the nation. In addition to its inaugural post in Atlanta, daniel*richards has expanded to include a base in Dallas, Texas. In 2013, Daniel Richards Inc expanded into retail with stores focusing on gift, stationery, and coffee in Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina.

 

 

 

 

Chandra Greer, owner of GREER Chicago, Chicago and online

Chandra Greer is the owner of GREER Chicago, a stationery store in Chicago and online that's been featured in many national magazines including Dwell, Lucky, O Magazine, InStyle, Guideposts, Real Simple and Country Living. Chandra began her professional career as an oil movements analyst with Amoco, a job she left to pursue her MBA at the University of Chicago, taking a position as an account executive with Leo Burnett advertising agency upon graduation. Her personal interest in correspondence, beauty, intelligent thought and civility moved her to found Greer in 2000.  Her biggest non-stationery passions are her family, social justice, books, fashion, sneakers -- she's partner in a start-up company that may revolutionize the sneaker industry -- and travel. Chandra also serves on the Women's Board of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. She and her husband Steve, to whom she's been married for 30 years have traveled to 90 countries, 60 with their oldest daughter Maya who's 19 and 45 with their youngest Eva, who's 16. Chandra is thrilled, honored and  humbled to be here today.

 

Sarah SchwartzThe Paper Nerd, Beachwood, Ohio

Sarah Schwartz is a magazine editor, podcaster and content creator. She first started covering stationery as a market editor for Gifts & Decorative Accessories in 1997, and in 2008, became founding editor of Stationery Trends, an award-winning trade quarterly magazine devoted to all things paper. She covers stationery at her site The Paper Nerd, podcasts at The Paper Fold, and she recently unveiled a second podcast in conjunction with NY NOW, The Paper Plane Cocktail Hour.  She is a frequent industry speaker and consultant who is occasionally quoted in the media. Aside from family, what makes her happiest is working with makers, boutique owners and stationery lovers — and becoming part of their stories.

 

 

 

Chelsea ShukovSugar Paper, which produces its own luxe wholesale range and also has California stores in Brentwood, Newport Beach, and Marin.

Chelsea Shukov started Sugar Paper in 2003 after falling in love with the beauty and simplicity of letterpress printing. In the years since, she has grown her company to include strategic partnerships with companies like Target, J.Crew, Harrods, and Paperless Post.  Chelsea is a big believer in the magic of a handwritten note, and Sugar Paper is a trusted resource for their upscale, stylish and celebrity clientele.

 

 

 

 

 

Audrey WoollenUrbanic Paper Boutique, Venice, California.

Audrey Woollen is the founder and creative director of Urbanic Paper Boutique, a nationally and internationally recognized stationery and gift brand in Los Angeles. Her boutique is located on the ever-popular Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice and over the past fifteen years of establishment Urbanic has attracted a great deal of press, a large social media following and has developed collaborative signature lines with some of the nation’s top designers as well as an Urbanic brand.   Audrey has been a board advisor at the National Stationery Show, is on the editorial board of Stationery Trends Magazine, A judge for the Louie Awards, Top Drawer London, and the Noted Trade show.  She has been a brand consultant for emerging and established stationery lines, and in addition to the development of the Urbanic brand, Woollen has given dozens of talks and seminars both nationally and in Europe.  She is a working momma and considered an industry leader within the stationery and design community.

 

 

Special thanks to our 2019 Judges

Dan Collier, Daniel Richards Showroom (Atlanta & Dallas), as well as the retail venues Archer Paper Goods (two Atlanta stores, one in Athens, Georgia, one in Dallas and a new one in Charlotte, North Carolina) as well as The Merchant Atlanta (two locations around Atlanta and one in Dallas).

Barbara MooneyDaisy’s Mercantile, Alameda, California.

Sarah SchwartzThe Paper Chronicles, Cleveland, Ohio

Chelsea ShukovSugar Paper, which produces its own luxe wholesale range and also has California stores in Brentwood, Newport Beach, and Marin.

Audrey WoollenUrbanic Paper Boutique, Venice, California.

Tory WrightPaper E. Clips, a major Canadian wholesale distributor of cards and giftware.