As a highly curious, "energizer bunny" creative, sitting in one place has never been easy for our founder, Jonni Perkins. Unfortunately, that's exactly what she had to do when she was recovering from surgery in 2017. To stay sane during two weeks of bed rest, Jonni decided to binge-watch HGTV's “Fixer Upper”. She immediately fell in love with the gorgeously simple aesthetic Joanna Gaines brought to her work. Having just purchased her first house with her husband Chris, Jonni felt inspired to embark on a "fixer upper" of their own. As they flew through renovation and redecoration projects, Jonni kept running into a chronic problem. No matter where she looked, she couldn't find wall decor that she felt a personal connection with.
Since she'd found no other options, Jonni decided to decorate her walls with portraits of her three dogs. A quick google for “pet portraits” brought up dozens of fabulous photographers, but the thought of wrangling three vivacious pups in front of a camera was a little daunting (not to mention pricey!) She knew that on her phone she already had hundreds of photos of her babies, so she took matters into her own hands. With a background in design, advanced photoshop skills, and a vision, Jonni created the very first Perkie Prints to hang on her walls.
Not long after that, Jonni hosted a dinner party at her newly renovated home. The pup portraits were just the conversation pieces Jonni had been dreaming of. Everyone thought it was a brilliant idea, and the prints suited her modern decor beautifully! Taylor (who is now our Director of Marketing) loved the prints so much that Jonni created one for her as a Christmas gift. When Taylor shared her new art on Instagram, the response was an overwhelming flood of “Oh my gosh, where did you get those?!”
The lightbulb had gone off. If Jonni had struggled to find beautiful artwork that was meaningful to her, she knew that many other pet parents must be feeling the same way. Working through nights, weekends, and coffee breaks, Jonni set out to build a business that could create the same joy for others. Years later, what began as a side business in Jonni's basement has grown into a company of 10 full and part-time employees who love what they do and share Jonni's vision. All of us at Perkie Prints are proud of how far we have come, and we can't wait to see what the future holds as we continue to grow as a team and develop exciting new products!
Where the Magic Happens
We are a team of 10 people based in Columbus, Ohio. When Perkie Prints finally outgrew our founder's living room in 2020, we set up shop in a small space that was once a storage closet for a local theater. This tiny office full of big ideas is where it all happens!
None of our work is automated by computers or produced in factories. Every day, our small team personally handles all of our designing, printing, framing, packaging, and shipping (under the close supervision of our furry coworkers!) Whether we're ironing pillowcases, retouching whiskers, or packing boxes, we do it all by hand to make sure your Perkie Print is something truly special.
Our Promise to You
We love what we do, and we want you to love your Perkie Print! Our designers are committed to giving each and every one of our customers the personalized service they deserve. From the moment you place your order to the moment you unwrap your purchase, we're here to help!
10 people. More than 10,000 prints.
Meet the people (and animals) working their magic behind the scenes at Perkie Prints!
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