Paul Lundberg


Artist Paul Lundberg started working with Department 56 in 1998 and has had a passion for painting and drawing since he was young. Coming from an artistic family, Paul worked to master his talents in college where he majored in Graphic Design. “Ever since I can remember I have always had a fondness for art. Being creative is a constant part of my life – from drawing and painting to ceramics and sculpture. I used to watch my brother draw and paint and it wasn’t long before I knew that I wanted to pursue it as a career.”

“My degree gave me a foot in the door at Department 56 where I started out designing Village pieces, mostly North Pole and Snow Village. More recently I have also been working on general Christmas products. I really enjoy what I do at Department 56 and hope to continue until I can no longer hold a pencil in my hand.”

We asked what some of his favorite new pieces for 2017 would be, he shared that he likes the North Pole “Candy Crush” piece. “I really think that the sound mechanism adds a lot to this piece, it was a fun project to work on.”

Paul also enjoys spending time with his two daughters, and still finds time to paint with watercolors and draw, primarily with pen and ink. Paul was responsible for the lovely watercolor on the shopping tote included with the Village Friends piece.

Department 56 the leader and gold standard in lighted collectible Villages, is part of the Enesco family of brands and is located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.