About Jo & Joe
This is us! Joe is on the left and Jo is on the right. We met whilst working in the design studio of a UK diving tours company. We were enjoying designing brochures, advertising campaigns and websites when the opportunity came up for us to set up the Red Sea branch of the company, so we upped sticks and moved to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt. It was during our time there that our love for the underwater world really grew.
After a memorable year, we hung up our fins and returned to the UK, looking forward to grass, rain and cars with headlights! We got married (to each other!) in 2005 and went to a tiny dot of an island in the Maldives on honeymoon. It was there, whilst snorkelling, that we saw the synchronised squid which became the inspiration for this site.
For a bit of fun we decided to recreate that scene as an underwater animation. We hadn't done much animation previously, so it was a great opportunity to learn something new. Having played about with the squid for a few weeks, we began to float around ideas for a bunch of animations which would make interesting e-cards. We wanted to create something really beautiful - cards which people would be proud to send, and which friends and family would be delighted to receive.
Joandjoe.com is run by a small team (Jo...and...erm....Joe). We don't have a cast of hundreds behind the scenes, or hundreds of cards for every occasion. It's quality not quantity we're after and with, the support of our members, we have grown the site steadily. We aim to add a new card or two every month, and drop you a line when this happens.
We hope you like the results, if you get a moment, we'd love to hear your comments.
How does it work?
A step-by-step guide to personalising and sending cards.more…
The Making of…
See how we make the cards - from inital sketches to Alan's amazing music.more…
Cards for all occasions
Choose from our range of stunning animated ecards, all set to original music. There’s a card for every occasion.See all the cards