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Jim received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1966 and originally joined Hallmark the very same year. Since then he has enjoyed a long and varied creative career both within Hallmark and as an independent artisan. Over the years he has sculpted a wide range of products including the ever-popular, fun-loving Peanuts characters and the beautifully detailed Nature’s Sketchbook Collection by Marjolein Bastin. To this day Jim continues to enjoy sculpting a wide variety of unique and new products for Hallmark.
18th in the Spotlight on Snoopy Series
As Jim created the design for this ornament, he fondly recalled the classic wooden toolbox his dad gave to him when he was a kid. “It wasn’t exactly like the one in this ornament, but it did make me think about it quite a bit. I still have that toolbox, by the way.”