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Hi! Morris & Essex products are all designed by me, Eliza Jane Curtis, in my farmhouse studio in Maine. Everything is made and hand-printed by me and a few other talented crafters and carefully chosen makers, including: Sabrina of Think Greene, Diane of Ferdinand, Lillian of Lillianka, and Mark at The Dunstan Press. I am so honored to be collaborating with such fun and incredibly talented folks!

How do we make everything? You can visit my blog to learn more about the silkscreen process, Letterpress printing, and some more behind-the-scenes peeks at our process

I am available for custom work and commissions. I am happy to design wedding invitations, stationery, logos, and a variety of other custom works. My work is also available for licensing, please contact me with any inquiries! eliza@morrisessex.com

My designs are inspired by a rich mix of sources including vintage ephemera, nature and fantasy, geometry, folk art and traditional patterns and textiles from around the world. I choose to work with organic, natural and sustainable materials as much as possible. I love creating a world filled with pattern and color, turning my designs into useful products that serve a need and make someone happy, and that last for years and years. I believe that the things we use everyday are important and valuable; rather than contributing to a culture of disposable goods, I hope to produce durable, meaningful, beautiful items that last beyond the first impression. I hope that the pleasure I take in designing and making is evident in the finished products.

More about me: I love color and pattern and making! I've been creating and crafting since I was a tiny kid, with lots of help from a very talented family. I studied textiles and graphic design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. I've lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York; Buenos Aires, Argentina; rural Maine, and now Philadelphia, PA. I live in a cool old West Philly row house, along with my partner Mike (who is currently studying veterinary medicine at UPenn), a crazy dog named Laika, a very cute toddler named Hattie, and a sweet new little sister named Sadie.

Some of my very favorite things lately:
Dusty in London by Dusty Springfield, 
Extra Fine Sharpie pens,
Sister Corita Kent,
Chai chocolate,
hiking adventures.

Please drop me a line if you have any questions about my work! eliza@morrisessex.com

Stockists: If you're interested in carrying my wholesale line in your shop, please take a look here: morrisessex.faire.com