Established in 1883 and 2009, (.WAIT, WHAT?.) Perky Bros now exists to help brands gain clarity, value and distinction through design. We create visual identities, websites, packaging, print materials and any odd or end necessary to create an authentic experience.

Working with startups to more established brands, we like to keep our approach flexible. Regardless of what we’re tackling, we strive to offer solutions built on plain-spoken, ambitious ideas—always grounded in research and meticulously crafted in their execution.

Perky Bros calls Nashville, Tennessee home.

For project inquiries or a quick chat, please call, write or email us. Thanks for stopping by.

Perky Bros, llc
225 Chestnut Street
Nashville, TN 37210

(615) 760 5568


Jefferson Perky

Creative Director

Born the son of a lawyer and a music teacher in West TN, Jeff is a product of creativity and logic. Jeff joined the ad world as an account executive after earning a degree in business from the University of Tennessee. After five years of brand management and strategy experience, he headed to NYC where he graduated from Parson’s School of Design and worked with smaller design-focused practices. Drawing from these experiences, Jeff returned to Nashville and opened the doors of Perky Bros in 2009.

In a short amount of time, Perky Bros has gained a reputation of highly crafted design. Jeff’s work has been featured in books, blogs and publications worldwide.

Alden Earl

Project Manager

Alden grew up in upstate of South Carolina as the only girl in a family of six. A true student at heart, she earned a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in English from the University of South Carolina’s Honors College. While working as a designer, she fell in love with the operations side of the creative industry. Consider her a rare bird.

Alden greases the gears at Perky Bros, facilitating workflow, managing timelines, and working directly with clients and partners to help bring ideas to life.

Rex Runyeon

Art Director/Designer

Rex grew up south of Nashville, somewhere in between its soccer fields and skateparks. His interest in arts and culture lead him to pursue an education in design at Watkin’s College of Art. Since earning his BFA, Rex spent his time working with a variety of Nashville’s businesses—from restaurants and record labels to museums. This diverse range of experience has taught him that there are many ways to skin a cat, and to always come correct with thoughtful ideas, typography and materials.

Note:  Rex has never skinned a cat, though we wouldn’t doubt that he could do it.

Dana Kingery


Dana grew up surrounded by corn fields on a farm in Southwest Minnesota. Learning the strength of invention and hard work from her father, she traveled to Minneapolis to earn a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota, College of Design. During her time in school, she also gained experience from a number of branding and packaging studios, where she designed for industries including food and beverage, financial services and the arts. After finishing school, she has finally found her foothold here in Nashville.

Dana’s unique mix of quiet passion and farmer’s gumption helps her create thoughtful, hardworking ideas through design.


Marks + Logo Design
Identity Systems
Brand Guidelines
Creative Direction
Art Direction

Stationery Systems

Direct Mail

Planning + Architecture
Website Design
Email Template Design

  • Creative Mornings Speaker, 2017
  • First things First, 2016
  • New Retro, 2016
  • Bon Appetit, 2016
  • Print Regional Design Award, 2015
  • Communication Arts Feature, 2015
  • Crests & Shields, 2015
  • Brand New Conference Speaker, 2014
  • Real Simple Magazine, 2013
  • IDN Magazine, 2012
  • AIGA Case Awards 2011 (Cloudberry)
  • AIGA Case Awards 2011 Best of Print (Peter & Reid)
  • Real Simple Magazine, 2011
  • Branding Magic, 2010
  • Nice to Meet You Too, 2010
  • Communication Arts, Site of the Day 2010
  • How Magazine Feature, 2010
  • AIGA Case Award, 2010 (Great Stage Park)
  • Impressive, 2010

We’re also proud to have our work featured by:
Design Work Life, The Dieline, Lovely Package, BP&O, Site Inspire, Graphic Exchange, Type Wolf, Mindsparkle Mag & Behance


Perky Bros was originally established in 1883 as a transfer and storage company in Kansas City, MO by Daniel Jefferson Perky and his brother Albin. The service has changed, but our sleeves remain rolled up with the belief that moving boxes (or shall we say people) requires a little elbow grease. Truth be told, we are currently unaware of any biological brothers. Fortunately we have a superb group of clients, writers, developers, photographers, printers and voices in our heads to keep us company.

If you're interested in becoming a part of the family please get in touch.