A Selection of Hallmark Ornaments: Hallmark Artists
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Donna Lee, who retired in 1991, designed some of the earliest Keepsake ornaments, dating back to the first ones in 1973.
Sharon Visker, who began as an illustrator, says that her favorite part of designing Keepsake ornaments is the kinship she feels with fellow Hallmark artists.
Robert Chad, who began designing Keepsake ornaments in 1987, sculpted a series of angels (of which this is one), based upon those rendered by Hallmark card artist, Mary Hamilton.
Rodney Gentry -- who began at Hallmark in 1997, first in manufacturing, then graphics, and finally Keepsake ornaments -- feels that research is important, because "I want to know the 'why' of the ornament."
Anita Marra Rogers began as a painter, then, since 1985, has designed a wide array of Keepsake ornaments that are known for their detail, warmth, and charm.
In addition to designing Keepsake ornaments, Rudy Garcia has been an illustrator for Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Universal Monsters.
Tammy Haddix decided she wanted to work at Hallmark during her first visit to a Hallmark store when she was only five years old. She likes to design Keepsake ornaments that are whimsical, tell a story, and represent a special relationship.