Margo Tantau

Expert-Pitch to become a designer for a gift company

Retrace Margo Tantau’s career path, and you’ll find yourself all over the map. Margo blends a passion for art, design and the people who create it, with an understanding of specialty retailing, & the challenges of being an independent artist. Margo’s love of possibility enabled her to turn the success of 10 years of her unique retail store, Tantau, into a sought-after wholesale business. This favorite venture, Relish, represented unique small artists nationally and internationally, and specialized in product that would differentiate any retailer who chose to place an order. Her success with Relish led to National Magazine work, and 4 years as Creative Director of Seasonal Decor Company, Midwest of Cannon Falls. She then joined Hallmark, where she served as creative Director of Retail Product Development prior to her present role, leading the Direct Imports team. Margo shares her rambling Kansas City bungalow with her partner Johnny, their 2 year old son Cooper, two loveable mutts, a well used art studio, and endless collections of pottery, art, antiques, and found treasures. Margo has been described as “Fairy Good-Mother to Artists everywhere”…and she loves to live in to that personality. It is this passion that guides her creative spirit.