Hello, and welcome to Perkins & Morley.
Perkins & Morley are Jill Perkins and Jan Morley, and we have been a designing duo since 1987.
The Perkins & Morley story started many moons ago (over 30!) when we were both studying graphic design at Middlesex Polytechnic. Our shared passions for art, design, travel and nature (not necessarily in the same order) led us to travel to Sri Lanka where we created designs for a wooden toy manufacturer. Still designing for other companies, we branched out into tableware, and then, in 2010, an idea from Jill and a drawing of an otter from Jan sparked the beginnings of our own brand. The cheeky otter went on to form part of our best-selling Collective Noun range of greetings cards and giftware, loved by customers all over the globe.
Now, with ranges such as Zigzag and Pulp, Animal Ink, and our new Wilder and Wild Wood ranges, we are delighted that our customers continue to enjoy our quirky sense of humour and our love of wildlife and nature, just as much as we do.
Both of us draw upon our inspirations and experiences from around the globe. However, it is the UK that inspires us the most. Jan is often walking the stunning valleys and fells of Cumbria with a camera and drawing equipment, while Jill sketches and paints in Devon, surrounded by beautiful coastlines and countryside.
“We love what the UK has to offer. Not only does it give us beautiful scenery and an immense variety of birds and animals; but talented craftspeople we can call upon to make all our greetings cards and gifts. We are proud to say we design and make everything in the UK; we print our cards in Essex, our tea towels in Redcar and a range of gifts including coasters, key rings, clocks and chalkboards are all hand-made in Pershore.
“Whether you’re buying a present for yourself, a gift for someone, or a birthday or anniversary card, we sincerely hope you get as much enjoyment from them as we do in creating them.
“We hope you enjoy browsing our shop, if you have any questions about any of products then please don’t hesitate to contact us – we are happy to help. If you would like to keep up to date with our news, goings on, and where we are rambling to next, then please feel free to sign up to our newsletter. You can also find us regularly sharing updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!”
Jill & Jan