Gregor Benedetti draws inspiration from puppet characters he watched on TV growing up. “I credit that early exposure—and the other experiences I’ve had as an artist since—with helping me become a master of many styles,” he explains. His distinctive viewpoint results in vibrant ornaments that surprise, delight, and help create special holiday memories.
“Most ornaments are challenges, and I love a challenge,” says Keepsake Artist Jim Kemme. In his 54 years of creating at Hallmark, Jim has worked as a designer of everything from puzzles and posters to candles and ornaments. “As an artist, I’d call myself a realist. In my mind, I’m always just trying to get it right,” he says with a laugh.