About Us

Marlee + Jo has been founded by Lianne de Jong and Lee Scheepers based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Two creative friends and busy mums of little ones who are always on the look out for new, exciting projects. 

The initial idea to create baby keepsakes was born from their own desire to find the perfect baby milestone book for their own babies.Lianne came up with the idea of making The Baby Book and asked the talented Lee to do the illustrations. Not expecting she would be keen and it would actually happen, they started brainstorming and designing that same week. Within a couple of months they finished their first products, The Baby Book with matching Milestone Cards, 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.

Lianne and Lee both have a passion for Scandinavian and Boho designs and it was an obvious choice for their products. 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. Expect heaps more exciting products and designs in the future from Marlee + Jo!