Frankie & Claude is a thoughtfully designed stationery and lifestyle brand focusing on celebrating all the little things in life, and reminding you to never take yourself too seriously. Give pretty, live practically is our motto, and words we live by every day.

We are so honored to have been featured on numerous websites, print and media outlets, including Oh So Beautiful Paper, The Paper Chronicles, Discover Paper, One Wed and She's Charming to name a few, as well as Good Morning America, Stationery Trends Magazine, and Gift Shop Magazine!


I am Sam Bearbower, the Founder + Creative Director behind Frankie & Claude, and also the "Frankie" part of our name. After graduating from art school I took a detour from design and worked in the legal field for nearly a decade. I started designing stationery as a fun weekend hobby to help pay for my Portland food truck addictions, as I worked a block away from the best food trucks in the city... Hello, bacon grilled cheese sandwich!

Inspired by my passion for design and creativity, what began as a weekend hobby quickly blossomed into my successful and growing business, Frankie & Claude. Fall 2015 marked an incredible time. With encouraging words from my amazingly supportive husband, I took a leap of faith and quit my paralegal job to run my creative business full-time. I've never looked back and could not be happier. I am so fulfilled to be able to do what I love everyday, and working with my shop dogs at my feet is pretty amazing too.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to browse our shop. Real people like your make it possible for me to do what I love everyday, and I am endlessly grateful. I hope you enjoy the color, find some beautiful things and some things that make you laugh a little too.

Give pretty. Live Practically.
❤ Sam