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By Elena Borodina
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About this project

That "woman card" comment got to me.. So since I work in computer graphics, this Hillary Woman Cards deck is my answer. These cards aren't just about Hillary Clinton, though - they are about all of us who do valuable work. 

I want all of us to make a statement. I took about two and a half months off from my regular jobs to make this deck, get it printed and send it to you if you will support me.

All of these cards are limited edition. If we hit these Kickstarter limits I set, this is it. I am not going to print any more.

I just want you to remember this creative protest when you are playing cards with your friends, and think of the techie girl who didn't want to take anymore.

- Elena

Risks and challenges

Making a publically-funded project is a very big responsibility. So here are all of the steps to make it a success. I took the "redundancy" approach and found more than one printer and more than one shipper. For the main Reward - Hillary Playing Cards - I found four printers, each of whom can handle a large amount of cards. For secondary Rewards, like mugs, I found two sources.

1. Creating artwork on time. - I have been creating artwork already and have many sketches ready to go. I will release images as the campaign moves on. I can create an image a day or more, so I should have all of them finished by mid-June.

2. Printing. - I have independently discussed printing with four different established playing card-printing companies, and each one of them assured me that they can print up to a thousand decks on time for end of June. If the campaign grows so fast where I'll see these guys won't be able to do it all, I will ask them for referrals to other printing companies and look for more myself. I am monitoring Kickstarter a couple of times per day, so I will know ahead of time if I'll need to find more printers.

3. Printing paper posters and mugs. Those same four printing companies can also print paper posters and two can print on mugs. I tested my graphic files with them, and they are compatible.

4. Printing canvas. I spoke with two fine art printing studios that print high end artwork on canvas, and their printing prices work with my proposed Reward prices. I have tested my digital file format with both of them, and it is compatible. They can handle well into the hundreds of prints each to make it on time.

5. Shipping. I checked with USPS, FedEx and UPS and did the math, and my shipping fees plus Reward costs fully cover shipping expenses. I have multiple locations of each of them near where I live.

6. Most importantly, this is what I decided to do in May and June! I have taken time off of my regular work, and I can do that and devote myself to this project.

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    SEVEN full 52-card decks of Hillary Woman Cards.

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    One 24"x36" CANVAS print of the artwork of your choice.

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    ONE custom digital painting and 24"x36" CANVAS print of YOU (Please send several high resolution photos!) in the same style as the Hillary Woman Cards artwork.

    ONE 24"x36" CANVAS print of the Hillary Woman Cards artwork of your choice.

    TEN full 52-card decks of Hillary Woman Cards.

    TEN 18"x24" full color poster of the card artwork of your choice.

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