These are sketches from my 28-year career at Hallmark. I drew in meetings, for anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, and goodbyes. For a while I sketched at lunchtime in an organized sketch group, but I got tired of poses - people are more relaxed when they're unaware.  

A lot of these were drawn on that revered Hallmark format, the 3x5 index card, some on post-it notes. A lot of these are scanned from photocopies. Some names I don't remember, some I've misspelled, and I welcome corrections.
I decided to do this after I read a post by a friend rejecting the advice that he "not let Hallmark define" him; he said in a big way, it did. 
Well I was used as an adjective and a punch line a time or two, but as much as I may have felt like the corporation tried to define me, misspell me, or break me into syllables, it didn't. For me, it was the opposite: folks like these defined Hallmark.

Keepsakes staff

Keepsakes staff

Jack Benson was managing Keepsakes and he gave me the wonderful assignment to caricature the sculpting staff for a Collector's Club ornament - he took some heat from some folks who were less than crazy about my likenesses - big thanks to Jack From l: Joyce Lyle, Ken Crow, LaDene Votruba, John “Collin” Francis hovering over Dill Rhodus, Linda Sickman, Duane Unruh, Bob Siedler, Robert Chad, Anita Marra Rogers, ?, Don Palmiter, Trish Andrews, Ed Seale

2nd collectors' club ornament

2nd collectors' club ornament

Gary Schank?

Gary Schank?

Carol Hallquist

Carol Hallquist

this, The Beeder, Sullivan, and McPherson portraits, were all for Noon News, but they weren't used

John Beeder

John Beeder

John Sullivan

John Sullivan

Lisa McPherson

Lisa McPherson

Julienne Gehrer

Julienne Gehrer

Julienne wrote a really good cookbook, and had samples of some recipes - I was too busy eating to do a good drawing

in a crowd

in a crowd

looks like Linda CW coped with meetings by combing her hair-I drew - these sketches aren't good likenesses but they are enough to help me remember some people I drew in assemblies

Alice McCoy

Alice McCoy

Gary Glissmeyer

Gary Glissmeyer

Irv Hockaday

Irv Hockaday

Jim Ramirez

Jim Ramirez

Don Fletcher

Don Fletcher

Sarah

Sarah

Tracy Herrmann

Tracy Herrmann

Shane Evans

Shane Evans

Shelly Roper

Shelly Roper

Skip Damon

Skip Damon

Meg Cundiff

Meg Cundiff

Nancy Cox

Nancy Cox

Elaine?

Elaine?

head of writing staff

Steve Hess

Steve Hess

Jan Murley

Jan Murley

Mike Chance

Mike Chance

Sylvia Christianson

Sylvia Christianson

Mike Washer

Mike Washer

Ace Kennedy

Ace Kennedy

Tim Ramstead

Tim Ramstead

Tina Hacker

Tina Hacker

Scott Orazem

Scott Orazem

Paul Barker

Paul Barker

Tina Neidlein

Tina Neidlein

Tom Brundage

Tom Brundage

Mark Cook

Mark Cook

Ashley Westhoff?

Ashley Westhoff?

Shara Eaton

Shara Eaton

Tracy Icenogle

Tracy Icenogle

Val Meler

Val Meler

Nancy Ornce

Nancy Ornce

Mike Gaffney

Mike Gaffney

Robin Younger

Robin Younger

Vern Dufford

Vern Dufford

Kellogg

Kellogg

Vince & Renee

Vince & Renee

Wale Adeniran

Wale Adeniran

Yadira

Yadira

Mike Driggs

Mike Driggs

Nancye Green

Nancye Green

Mark Schwab

Mark Schwab

Oliver

Oliver

Oliver's Travels

Oliver's Travels

Patrick Kerschner

Patrick Kerschner

Paula Hayek

Paula Hayek

Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Pedro Martin

Pedro Martin

Peg Anderson Lee

Peg Anderson Lee

 Peg Carlson-Hoffman

Peg Carlson-Hoffman

Pete Whitehead

Pete Whitehead

Renee Andriani

Renee Andriani

Rich Gilson

Rich Gilson

Rich Pauli

Rich Pauli

Rie Egawa

Rie Egawa

Rob Scott

Rob Scott

Rob Tierman

Rob Tierman

Rob Kim?

Rob Kim?

John Dawbarn

John Dawbarn

Ron ?

Ron ?

Rose & Brian Wilson

Rose & Brian Wilson

John Smith

John Smith

Steve King

Steve King

Kate Ghio

Kate Ghio

Mark Weinstein

Mark Weinstein

Larry Gusman

Larry Gusman

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Mary Coleman

Mary Coleman

Jack Benson

Jack Benson

Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton

Maura Kluthe

Maura Kluthe

Maureen Gowen

Maureen Gowen

Michele Berg

Michele Berg

Melvina Young

Melvina Young

Kim Newton, et al

Kim Newton, et al

Michael Williams

Michael Williams

Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

Stan Makowski

Stan Makowski

Mike Sayer?

Mike Sayer?

Miki Yamamoto

Miki Yamamoto

Laddy Maisonet

Laddy Maisonet

Mindy Mayes Pierce

Mindy Mayes Pierce

painted on those old pulpy cardboard carry out Crown Room trays

Mo

Mo

Molly Wigand

Molly Wigand

Monty

Monty

Muriel

Muriel

Karen Dismukes

Karen Dismukes

Katie Chouteau Brandes

Katie Chouteau Brandes

Keiko

Keiko

Keith Shepherd

Keith Shepherd

Kelly Lapalme

Kelly Lapalme

Ken Sheldon

Ken Sheldon

Kerry Meyers

Kerry Meyers

Mike Aube

Mike Aube

Kim Ebner

Kim Ebner

Kevin Doty

Kevin Doty

Kim Williams

Kim Williams

Dan Foster

Dan Foster

Jim Langford

Jim Langford

Holly

Holly

Dan Regan

Dan Regan

Kristina

Kristina

Don Palmiter

Don Palmiter

Ladine Vertruba

Ladine Vertruba

Mark Franzke

Mark Franzke

Kevin Horvath

Kevin Horvath

Art Carlson

Art Carlson

Mike Willard

Mike Willard

Laura Huliska Beith

Laura Huliska Beith

Lee Stork

Lee Stork

Mary Gentry

Mary Gentry

Liz Boyer

Liz Boyer

Lynette Wheeler.jpg

Lynette Wheeler.jpg

Lynn Giunta

Lynn Giunta

Jennifer Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez

Larry Killham

Larry Killham

Jim & Penny Howard

Jim & Penny Howard

Cindy Ross

Cindy Ross

Jim Paul

Jim Paul

the first two I made Jim look more like Gomer Paul

Eric Disney

Eric Disney

John Dill

John Dill

Bob ?

Bob ?

Mark Oatman

Mark Oatman

Curtis ?

Curtis ?

John Wagner

John Wagner

Joni Johnson-Godsy

Joni Johnson-Godsy

Joyce

Joyce

Julie Crandall

Julie Crandall

Julie Phipps

Julie Phipps

 Deeann Stewart

Deeann Stewart

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Madeline Tompkins

Madeline Tompkins

Dave Mowder

Dave Mowder

David Albright

David Albright

Bill Wagoner

Bill Wagoner

David Pjecha

David Pjecha

David Terrill

David Terrill

Dean Moore

Dean Moore

Debby Glasgow

Debby Glasgow

Dick Daniels

Dick Daniels

Dill Rhodus

Dill Rhodus

some more of the Keepsakes crew

some more of the Keepsakes crew

...whose names escape me - is it Trish Rhodus on the right?

Diren He

Diren He

Don Jr

Don Jr

Don Sr

Don Sr

Chris Purcell

Chris Purcell

Cheryl Hawkinson

Cheryl Hawkinson

Doug Bowls

Doug Bowls

Jen Fitchwell

Jen Fitchwell

Chris Opheim

Chris Opheim

Duane Unruh

Duane Unruh

Arch Unruh

Arch Unruh

I was trying to draw Duane but this one looked more like Arch

Ed Sears

Ed Sears

Chris Harding

Chris Harding

Ed Wallerstein

Ed Wallerstein

Elise Paradis

Elise Paradis

Emil Kornfiend

Emil Kornfiend

Eric Brace

Eric Brace

Jack Gipson

Jack Gipson

Dave Penner

Dave Penner

Erin Dennis

Erin Dennis

Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Frank Norfleet

Frank Norfleet

Fred Klemushin

Fred Klemushin

John Francis

John Francis

Geoff Greenleaf

Geoff Greenleaf

?  Gretchen

? Gretchen

Robyn and little Chris Grine

Robyn and little Chris Grine

Guy Giunta

Guy Giunta

Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia

Hella Song

Hella Song

Bob & Debby Holt

Bob & Debby Holt

humor staff

humor staff

humor staff with labels

humor staff with labels

A C Lampey

A C Lampey

Alarie Tennille

Alarie Tennille

Andre Du Broc

Andre Du Broc

Andy Reynolds

Andy Reynolds

Andy Stiles

Andy Stiles

Ann Schleihs

Ann Schleihs

Anne Ducey

Anne Ducey

Argus Childers

Argus Childers

Arlette Torres

Arlette Torres

Azusa

Azusa

Ben Accardo

Ben Accardo

Beth Grillo-Canally

Beth Grillo-Canally

Beth Stopperan

Beth Stopperan

Beth

Beth

Bill Brandon

Bill Brandon

Bill Gray

Bill Gray

Bill Tinker

Bill Tinker

Bill Whitehead

Bill Whitehead

Brenda Whitaker

Brenda Whitaker

Brent & Kelly Cottrell

Brent & Kelly Cottrell

John Ferry

John Ferry

David Taylor

David Taylor

Brian Pilachowski

Brian Pilachowski

Brian Gordon

Brian Gordon

Carl Moore

Carl Moore

John Henderson

John Henderson

Cathy Liesner

Cathy Liesner

Chad

Chad

Chris Brethwaite

Chris Brethwaite

Christen Lueck

Christen Lueck

Chun Wang

Chun Wang

Craig Lueck

Craig Lueck

Crown Room

Crown Room

in the middle top is Bud Bramen