Peter Martin – Illustrator/Animator

Hear how the ingenious illustrator and animator, Peter Martin, got his start telling funny stories in some wonderfully, non-traditional ways. Meet Peter’s animated Asteroid Andy character and find out what creative twists and turns it takes to get from idea to...

Tim Bodendistel – Master Designer in Licensing

So what happens when you’ve been a fan of pop culture since the days of 15-cent comic books and three TV channels? You end up working with a bunch of characters. Tim is a master designer in Licensing where he gets to illustrate and design with the characters he...

Kevin Dilmore – Senior Writer

Ever since his mom taught him to read at age 2, Kevin has loved to figure out how stories work so he could make up his own to tell. In his career, he has told stories with novels, children’s books, screenplays and more, including Hallmark greeting cards. Hang...

Ellen Brenneman – Senior Writer

Ellen explains that a writer has to put himself or herself in a lot of different “shoes” and think from different points of view. For example, what would you say to an astronaut Mom? We’ll use TV moms as examples of all the different types of Moms....

Amber Goodvin – Senior Lettering Artist

Words have power! Come join Hallmark Lettering Artist, Amber Goodwin, as she explores how to evoke a feeling of a word through its written form. All lettering has its own personality, be it HaPPy, ANGRY, fancy, Funky, BOLD, peaceful, etc. Amber will demonstrate her...

Molly Wigand- Editorial Director/Writer

Molly loves helping kids discover the pure fun of creative writing. How do you write a riddle? What kind of verses make people get the giggles? A published children’s book author and Hallmark writer, she will use interactive writing games and...