Jim fell in love with elegant writing 30 years ago and immediately felt a strong call to create beautiful scripts. Before Hallmark, Jim owned a lettering studio and worked also in the publishing and graphic design world. One of his coolest projects was being the official calligrapher of the 202 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, where he lettered the winning medal certificates. Still Jim says that Hallmark is the greatest place he’s experienced. That’s quite a compliment, considering he’s been everywhere from his birthplace of Cleveland, Ohio, to Taiwan as a missionary, to china for his own publishing ventures. Grades 4-6.