About Us

We design looks and lives that inspire creativity, radiate optimism and encourage connection. We make every day artful.

Our Story

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Our Founders

Our Style

Our Products

Everything we sell is designed at our studio in Kansas City.
Our art has found its way onto wallpaper, home décor, stationery, apparel and
more, and it’s also sold by brands you know and love, such as Crate & Kids,
West Elm and Target. We aim to be less of a burden on the environment and more
of an asset to our community — bringing ideas to life with soy-based inks and
recycled materials, and designing prints for charities and non-profits.

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Flagship Store

Our Kansas City flagship store is now open!!!

Come visit us at our new flagship store in Waldo!

We are thrilled to open up a new shop at the front of our working studio

to share all of our favorite products in one place! Come on by and visit us!

LOCATION: 211 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Current store hours:

Sunday-Wednesday: 9am-2:30pm

Thursday: 9am-6pm

Friday: 9am-2:30pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Visit Us

If you're in the Kansas City area, be sure to stop by our brick-and-mortar locations within the Made in Kanas City markplaces.

Noteworthy Press & Features

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

HGTV Magazine, July/August 2021

Little U Vol 3, July 2021

Midwest Living, February 2021
Missouri Home of Lisa Shmitz

HGTV Magazine, May 2021
Color Pop

IN Kansas City magazine, March 2021
An Ode to the Color of Hope, Spring,
and the New Year

IN Kansas City magazine, January 2021
A Vintage Fairway Ranch Lightens
Up in a Fresh Remodel

IN Kansas City magazine, October 2020
National Brands, Local Roots
Meet the People and Business Putting
Kansas City on the Map

West Elm,
International Women’s Day 2020 feature

IN Kansas City Magazine, December 2019
What’s the Boldest Color You’ve Ever Used?

Furbish Studio, June 2019
Loud & Proud Edit

Forbes, January 2019
Me & My Side Hustle

Origin Magazine,
Field Trip Show Artists, April 2019

Made in Kansas City Catalog, April 2019
Maker Profile

IN Kansas City magazine, March 2019
5 things you don’t know about me

Crate&Barrel, March 2019
Collaborations, Connection & Creativity
She Makes Us Crate

Better Homes and Gardens, Feb 2019
Kids Rooms

Johnson County Lifestyle, Feb 2019
Gift Locally

Print and Pattern, April 2018
NEW WORK - Ampersand Design Studio

Startland News, April 2018
MIKC launching Country Club Plaza

HGTV, Jan/Feb 2018
Fun Decorating

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

HGTV, August 2017
How to Style a Bookcase

KC Star Spirit, May 2017
Everything’s coming up rainbows…

HGTV, April 2017
10 Pops of Color for the Kitchen

Domino, March 2017
An Outgrown Baby Room…

New York Magazine, January 2017
Kids’ Furniture is the Best…

Spaces, November 2016
Ampersand at Target

Domino Magazine, May 2016
33 Best Throw Pillows

Style By Emily Henderson, April 2016
18 No Fail Pillow Combos, #12 Abstract

Print & Pattern, February 2016
New from Ampersand: The Land of Nod

Print & Pattern, September 2015
Kids Design, The Land of Nod

The Washington Post, February 2016
New nursery decor with style

Shawnee Mission Post, November 2015
Design Studio… to Johnson Drive

Uppercase Magazine, January 2015
Issue 24: Surace Pattern Design Guide

Print & Pattern, February 2015
Fabrics - Ampersand

California Home & Design
15 Electrifying Home Accessories

Country Living, May 2015
Porching Picks

Lonny, April 2015
25 Things from Land of Nod

Rue Magazine, January 2012
Apt 34 Gift Guide

Family Circle, May 2012
Character Preference

Front + Main / West Elm, August 2014
#WestElmLocal in Kansas City

Kansas City Magazine, April 2014
The top 100 issue

Babiekins Magazine, January 2014
Neon Ampersand print

Spaces Magazine, Decemeber 2013
Seeing Things in Black & White

Playing with Type, March 2013
Rockport Publishing

Better Homes & Gardens, Jan 2013
Now & Next

Better Homes & Gardens, April 2013
Blue for Two

Real Simple
Modern Wall Art

Print & Pattern, October 2012
Fabrics from Ampersand Design Studio

The Kansas City Star, September 2012
Neons are back