By reinventing the world of stationery using the leading trends in fashion and home décor, Boatman Geller has taken on fine stationery and now gifts. The products’ clean lines, colorful patterns, and delightful icons create snapshots of the good life and the desire to live one’s style.
After a successful career in design at Elizabeth Arden in New York City, Jane made the move to Seattle to be with the love of her life, and now husband, President and business partner, Greg Geller. In 2002, while living in Seattle, Boatman Geller was born out of Jane’s own creative drive and desire to fulfill a niche in the marketplace.
Today, Boatman Geller is enjoyed by nearly 1,000 accounts across the nation. With its ever-changing, original designs at the forefront of the industry, Boatman Geller keeps its devoted customers coming back again and again wondering, “What are they going to do next?”
In Our Own Words…
Jane: I wanted to create a sense of a lifestyle- rooms draped in toile, little boys in brightly colored rugby shirts, football fans wrapped in a warm plaid blanket, girlfriends gathering for a cocktail or two. My designs combine my love for the classics, while taking on a fresh approach to traditional patterns and whimsical illustrations. My inspirations come from my cherished memories of beach vacations to Nantucket, travels around the country, images I see online and in my daily lifestyle, my years as a designer in Manhattan, and my move to Seattle. The place I find a lot of my inspiration is from our three daughters, Isabelle, 13, Anna, 11, and Charlotte, 6. It is these experiences that have helped me create the simple elegance of Boatman Geller Collections and makes them perfect for celebrating the special occasions in life, as well as those “everyday” moments that inspire our dreams.
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Greg: In 2003, we moved to Jane’s hometown, Indianapolis, Indiana, where I retired from 12 years of teaching and I decided to join Jane in her business full-time. I started in the accounting department and I was taught how to read financials, then I moved on to be production manager and today I am President. I love working for and in Boatman Geller. It is the connections with retailers, bringing new products to the market and general management that gets me excited each day. We thrive every day to engage our audience through all mediums possible. Boatman Geller was, and still is creating quite the buzz.
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