Carrie Kiefer & Morgan Georgie are long-time colleagues, best friends and the owners of Ampersand Design Studio. Both are fabric collectors and have loved sewing since childhood! Having the honor of creating designs for Windham Fabrics is a dream-come-true!
Carrie & Morgan met in design school 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. Designing gift wrap and stationery for Hallmark is where their passion for surface pattern design was cultivated. Carrie & Morgan began doing freelance design together in 2005 and launched Ampersand Design Studio in 2009. Ampersand is now a full-service design studio, shop and lifestyle blog.
These days, Carrie & Morgan not only work together, they live five minutes apart with their sweet, (and very supportive), husbands and adorable baby boys, born six months apart.
Their closeness is reflected in their shared design aesthetic --fun, unexpected and energized by color. Although they have different inspirations and points of departure (Morgan is the modern maven, while Carrie haunts vintage stores), they incorporate those viewpoints seamlessly.
Working closely on every pattern, the two constantly consult with each other and share artwork back and forth. Whether creating posts for their blog, graphic design work for clients, or new surface pattern designs, Carrie & Morgan's mission is always to create looks and lives that are creative, harmonious and happy.