Benjamin Morse


Author, illustrator, Orson co-founder, and CEO

Ben’s degrees in religion and art history include a BA from Vassar  College, masters degrees from Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a PhD from Glasgow University. His doctoral dissertation is an interdisciplinary study of 20th Century art and the Hebrew Bible's "modern methods".

He founded Orson & Co. because he felt digital books lacked finesse--and that so many print books look the same.

The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever (2012) received starred reviews in Booklist and Jewish Book World and won gold and bronze independent publishing medals upon its release.


In addition to being published in numerous magazines and academic  publications, he has restored historic homes in the UK and designed and co-managed the first phase of a rural regeneration project in South Africa. His photographs have appeared in Italian Vogue and the international art-zine TAR.


Make It Yourself

The Bible Beautiful Series offers free templates so that  illustrations can be made at home or at school. They have been designed to fit on 8.5" x 11" (or A4) paper -- and grouped according to level of difficulty.

Introduction to The News about Jesus and How He Saved the World

Books make the best presents.

Ben's social links

Bible Instagram


Bible Facebook


Orson Instagram