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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 - 5/20/19 (please email for an invitation)

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


IN Kansas City, Five Things You Didn’t Know About Us
March 2019

Johnson County Lifestyle, Makers & Artisans
February 2019

Leawood Lifestyle, Makers & Artisans
February 2019

Forbes, Me and My Side Hustle
January 2019

MOO, New Years Resolutions from the Designers
January 2019

MIKC Explore, Maker Profile: Ampersand Design Studio
December 2018

MOO, How Ampersand turned a side hustle into a thriving business
October 2018

Thinking Bigger Magazine, Designer duo has grown into entrepreneurship
October 2018

ReeceNichols, KC is Home
March 2018

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

Furbish Studio, June 2019                Made in Kansas City Catalog, April 2019
Loud & Proud Edit                    Maker Profile

ORIGIN. Magazine, April 2019               Crate&Barrel, March 2019
Collaborations, Connection & Creativity       She Makes Us Crate

Better Homes and Gardens, Feb 2019                Johnson County Lifestyle, Feb 2019
Kids Rooms                     Gift Locally

Startland News, April 2018                                      Print and Pattern, April 2018
MIKC launching Country Club Plaza                     NEW WORK - Ampersand Design Studio

HGTV, Jan/Feb 2018                                 Midwest Living, Jan/Feb 2018 
Fun Decorating                      12 Ways to Maximize your Office Space 

HGTV, August 2017                                             KC Star Spirit, May 2017
How to Style a Bookcase.                              Everything's coming up rainbows...  

HGTV, April 2017                                                   Domino, March 2017 
10 Pops of Color for the Kitchen                                  An Outgrown Baby Room... 

New York Magazine, January 2017                            Spaces, November 2016
Kids’ Furniture is the Best...                                         Ampersand at Target

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, Jan 2013
Rockport Publishing (ampersand prints)                      Now & Next // "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



5817 Johnson Drive
Mission, Kansas

(Shop hours are by appointment only)


P.O. Box 8530
Prairie Village, Kansas


(816) 301–4217




pinterest: carrie // morgan