In October 2010, Gill Schell purchased “Peritwinkle”, a small stationery company founded in 2002 by Kelly Zotos. Gill renamed the company inTouch Stationery, to reflect her main aim: to keep people “in touch” through offering clients not only a tempting selection of high-quality stationery, be it an invitation, an announcement or a simple note card, but also a unique one-to-one personal service.
Born and educated in England, Gill lived in Switzerland for 25 years before moving to Singapore in 2008 with her husband and two teenage children. Gill holds a BA in French and German and a postgraduate diploma in International Management. During her career, she has held various positions in finance, communication, marketing and sales, working many years for a visual arts publisher and more recently for the Swiss National Museum.
Having lived abroad for so long, Gill puts a lot of importance on maintaining family ties and friendships:
“While I recognise that text messaging and emails are invaluable in today’s frantic world, nothing can beat a hand-written note to show how much you care for someone, how much you appreciate them – your unique style and language are a reflection of you as a person. I firmly believe that the two can and should live side by side …”
inTouch Stationery brings together everything Gill appreciates : personal contact with her customers, a love of print and paper, creativity and design skills, the opportunity to work together with talented up-and-coming Singaporean artists, and most important of all, the chance to help deepen existing friendships and establish new ones by restoring personal and hand-written communication.