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To call Carrie Kiefer & Morgan Georgie close would be a serious understatement. For years it’s been Carrie & Morgan, Morgan & Carrie. The name of their design venture says it all — Ampersand. With one single stroke, the ampersand is the symbol that connects two formerly separate elements. Having a strong love of typography, they were happy to discover that the ampersand is historically the character that a typographer can use to infuse personality and playfulness into a font. It’s the symbol in the alphabet that gets to have a little more fun!

Carrie & Morgan believe that it was no coincidence that they first met in typography class. The two continued to study graphic design together at the University of Kansas and were roommates during their semester abroad in England.

After graduation, both were hired by Hallmark Cards where they worked together for almost a decade chatting over cubicle walls. During their years at Hallmark, the two held multiple positions including Designer, Art Director, and Creative Strategist where they designed and led various multi-million dollar collections and accounts.

Then, in 2009, after freelancing together for several years, they followed a long-time dream to start a business creating patterns and artwork for modern, everyday living. Ampersand quickly became known for combining graphic and handmade marks to create bold patterns in refreshing color palettes. 

Their signature is in their shared design aesthetic, and although they have different inspirations and points of departure, they incorporate those viewpoints seamlessly for a look that’s eclectic but harmonious. Together they create and collaborate on every design with paint, pen and ink, cut paper and anything else they can get their hands on!

Their artwork appears on products ranging from textiles to stationery to home décor to fashion for companies such as The Land of Nod, Windham Fabrics, Giggle, and Tiny Prints in addition to their own line of products sold in shops across the world.

These days, Carrie & Morgan not only work together, they live five minutes apart with their sweet, (and very supportive), husbands and adorable kids. Whether they are playing with their children or painting in the studio, their mission is always to create looks and lives that are creative, harmonious and happy. Ampersand is where color and pattern come to play!


C O M E  S E E  U S

Field Trip May 16, 2016 (please email for an invitation)

Check out the Events section for more info on workshops, shows and speaking gigs!


I N T E R V I E W S

Elise Joy Podcast, Building a Business with a Partner/ Episode 76
November 2015

Her Life Magazine, "Made In KC"
August 2015

Jolly Jabber, "Designer Tidbits"
April 2014

Artful Blogging, "It Takes Two"
summer 2014

The Kansas City Star Newspaper, Q + A
October 2012


N O T E W O R T H Y   P R E S S  &  F E A T U R E S

Domino Magazine, May 2016                                      Style By Emily Henderson, April 2016
33 Best Throw Pillows (watermelon pillow)                  18 No Fail Pillow Combos, #12 Abstract

Print & Pattern, February 2016                                    Print & Pattern, September 2015
New from Ampersand: The Land of Nod                     Kids Design, The Land of Nod

The Washington PostFebruary 2016                         Uppercase Magazine, January 2015   
New nursery decor with style                                        Issue 24: Surface Pattern Design Guide

Print & Pattern, February 2015                                    California Home & Design 
Fabrics - ampersand                                                     15 Electrifying Home Accessories

Country Living, May 2015                                            Lonny,  April 2015
Porching Picks (watermelon pillow)                              25 Things from Land of Nod (blue pillow)

Rue Magazine, January 2012                                      Family Circle,  May 2012
Apt 34 Gift Guide                                                          Character Preference (platter)

Front + Main / West Elm, August 2014                        Kansas City Magazine,  April 2014
#WestElmLocal in Kansas City                                      The top 100 issue

Babiekins Magazine, January 2014                             Spaces MagazineDecemeber 2013 
Neon Ampersand print                                                 "Seeing Things in Black & White"

Playing with Type, March 2013                                    Better Homes & Gardens, Now & Next
Rockport Publishing (ampersand prints)                       January 2013 // "C'est Tout" screen print

Better Homes & Gardens, April 2013                          Real Simple,
Blue for Two                                                                  Modern Wall Art

Print & Pattern, October 2012                                     The Kansas City Star, September 2012
Fabrics from Ampersand Design Studio                       Neons are back

We’ve been so honored to grace the physical and virtual pages of these fabulous magazines, newspapers & sites! Thanks to you all for the wonderful features! For press inquiries, contact us at hello@ampersanddesignstudio.com

 

STUDIO + SHOP

5817 Johnson Drive
Mission, Kansas
66202

(Shop hours are by appointment only)

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 8530
Prairie Village, Kansas
66208–8622

PHONE

(816) 301– 4217

EMAIL

hello@ampersanddesignstudio.com

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