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MEET SOME OF OUR GOLD CROWN STUDIO ARTISTS

The Gold Crown Studio Collections, featuring cards, stationery, gifts and gift wrap, share the real-life stories, personalities and inspirations of gifted artists, writers, designers and illustrators—each with their own unmistakable style. Creators like these have been at the heart of Hallmark for over 100 years. See how they tap into their creativity to help you stay close to what matters most in life—your friends and family.

Flora Chang

Flora Chang

Flora finds beauty in the handmade—“things that are not perfect but have warmth.” From kid-art critters to intricate folk-art flowers, she loves to weave the two sides of her imagination together.

Mydung and Hanh

Mydung Cong & Hanh Crow

Sisters Mydung and Hanh are inspired by the lotus, a flower that reminds them that “hope is always there if we choose it.”

Kevin Cozad & Andy Newcom

Kevin Cozad & Andy Newcom

With Andy’s timeless styling and Kevin’s artful eye behind the lens, this perfectly matched creative duo captures simple elegance in every shot.

Stacey Donovan

Stacey Donovan

Stacey’s writing embodies her positive attitude. She hopes to encourage people to be their true selves and to make the most of every day.

Joanne Eschrich

Joanne Eschrich

Joanne doesn’t have to look far for inspiration or support for her craft. Her daughters Jamie and Anna are thrilled with what she does, especially when she brings her work home and they get to give their opinions or model for her angels.

Lynn Giunta

Lynn Giunta

Lynn is a maker at heart, creating designs with cut paper, brush lettering, and improvisation. Their simplicity reflects the way she lives her life.

Keion Jackson

Keion Jackson

Keion believes that God is nice and faith is a tool meant to be used. The quotes in his gift collection encourage that faith in other believers.

Hallmark Artist Matt Kesler

Matt Kesler

Matt is a visual storyteller who enjoys the challenge of expressing emotion through imagery. In fact, his happy place includes problem-solving creative challenges.

Livy Long, Hallmark Artist

Livy Long

Livy is a self-described neat freak, habitual list maker and avid runner, but she’s also known for trying just about anything when it comes to her art.

Hallmark Master Artist Craig Lueck

Craig Lueck

Craig Lueck finds deeper experiences when he paints in the places he loves, calling it “the geography of the heart.”

Kim Mallory

Kim Mallory

Kim Mallory’s inspiration mostly springs from the little details she sees in nature. “I try to make calm little moments and places through the imagery I create.”

Daniel Miyares

Daniel Miyares

For Daniel, drawing has always been his way of trying to understand the world around him. He sees illustration as a basic form of expression that creates an instant connection between the head and the heart.

Ken Sheldon

Ken Sheldon

Ken’s illustrations reflect his respect for the simple things in life—a quiet day with time to wander, and seeing beauty in everyday moments.

MEET SOME OF OUR KEEPSAKE ARTISTS

Discover the artistry behind Keepsake Ornaments. Read all about our artists—their backgrounds, influences, and the thought and imagination that go into each of their designs.

Jake Angell

Jake Angell

Jake Angell grew up drawing every chance he got. “In school classwork was self-paced, so I’d finish my work and just draw all day long.” All that work paid off in 2013, when he got his chance to design Keepsake Ornaments.

Nina Aubé

Nina Aubé

Nina Aubé was telling people she was going to be an artist from the day she could talk in complete sentences. And her favorite game? “Draw in the Dark.” So you could say she was destined for her current career.

Tom Best

Tom Best

Tom joined the Keepsakes team in 2003. He enjoys developing 3D products for them. “It’s a thrill seeing your ideas and drawings come off the computer screen and into your hands!”

Katrina Bricker

Katrina Bricker

Katrina Bricker always knew that art was what she wanted to do. No doubts, no questions. She first tried sculpting in third grade with a rendering of the comic strip character, Garfield.

Keepsake Artist Robert Chad

Robert Chad

Robert Chad’s drawing style took a turn when three-dimensional art captured his attention. Since then, his drawings have been jumping off the page and onto Keepsake Ornaments.

Ken Crow

Ken Crow

From childhood, Ken has understood the power of communicating ideas through art. Now he conveys history and emotion in his expressive work with Keepsake Ornaments.

Ruth Donikowski

Ruth Donikowski

Even before Ruth started to school, she loved to make 3-D objects. Her mother gave her a cabinet, which she promptly turned into a dollhouse complete with handmade furniture and decorative accessories.

Joanne Eschrich

Joanne Eschrich

Joanne doesn’t have to look far for inspiration or support for her craft. Her daughters Jamie and Anna are thrilled with what she does, especially when she brings her work home and they get to give their opinions or model for her angels.

Kristina Gaughran

Kristina Gaughran

Kristina loves traveling to Disney headquarters on occasion for some of her sculpting work. “It’s the best of both worlds,” Gaughran says. “I get to visit Disney, but I get to live at Hallmark.”

Rodney Gentry

Rodney Gentry

If you could visit Rodney Gentry’s favorite places, you’d be surrounded by deep forests, snowy peaks and endless seashores. Like a lot of other artists, nature has inspired him from the beginning.

Tammy Haddix

Tammy Haddix

Tammy Haddix has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Her mother was the first to discover Tammy’s talent at an early age—unfortunately, on countertops and in closets.

Robert Hurlburt

Robert Hurlburt

Robert has always taken a scientific approach to his art. He’s hooked on working with three-dimensional product, and his scientific mind continually questions how he can take his artwork further.

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

With a passion for ornaments, toys and games, the Keepsake Studio is the perfect place for Matt. He loves the challenge of designing ornaments, especially in an atmosphere that “feels like Christmas all the time.”

Edythe Kegrize

Edythe Kegrize

Edythe’s artistic talents blossomed with the help of her loving family. Her grandma saved her tidbits of fabric, her mother never hindered her creativity despite the holes cut in tablecloths, and she inherited her dad’s attention to detail.

Jim Kemme

Jim Kemme

Jim has enjoyed a long creative career at Hallmark and as an independent artisan. He loves sculpting a variety of unique products—from fun-loving Peanuts® characters to sweet Merry Miniatures.

Tracy Larsen

Tracy Larsen

Like most preschoolers, Tracy Larsen spent a lot of time with cartoons—but instead of just watching them, Tracy studied them! He spent his childhood hours drawing favorite characters from cartoons and newspaper comic strips.

Keepsake Artist Anita Marra Rogers

Anita Marra Rogers

Anita Marra Rogers started sculpting as a child, making animal shapes out of cotton candy for her brother and sisters. Though she sculpts with different materials now, her Keepsake Ornaments are still just as sweet.

Don Palmiter

Don Palmiter

Don Palmiter first got behind the wheel of his brother’s pedal car at age 2. From that moment on, he was a car guy. Although Don has never actually restored a car, he does enjoy sculpting them. “It’s a better investment.”

Keepsake Artist Nello Williams

Nello Williams

Nello Williams grew up drawing so much that his classroom notes looked more like works of art. He started sculpting early, too, recreating toys he couldn’t afford. Years later, pop culture continues to inspire his Keepsake Ornaments.

Orville Wilson

Orville Wilson

Ever since Orville was in grade school, he wanted to be an artist. He also enjoys travel, martial arts and video gaming. So it’s not surprising one of his favorite ornaments was based on the Pac-Man® arcade game.

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