Marlee + Jo has been founded by Lianne de Jong and Lee Scheepers based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Two creative friends and busy mums who are always on the look out for new, exciting projects.
The idea to create memory books was born from their own desire to find the perfect baby milestone book for their own babies. Lianne had the idea of creating The Baby Book and asked the talented Lee to do the hand illustrations for her. Not expecting Lee would be just as excited as she was, they started brainstorming and designing that same week.
While they were working on their first design, they realised people around them loved it so much and were interested in purchasing a copy. That's when Marlee + Jo was born and they decided to publish their work and make it available for everyone.
Within a couple of months they finished their first products, The Baby Book and the matching Milestone Cards set, and already started working on their next ideas, The Grandparents Book and The Pregnancy Book. In July 2016 they won the Ballantynes 'Bring it to the Boardroom' competition which has opened many doors for Marlee + Jo.
This dynamic duo makes the perfect team with their bubbly and outgoing personalities. They're both very passionate about design and trends and are full of ideas with the skills and training to back it up.
We hope you love our products just as much as we do!
Lianne & Lee