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our story

Nice to meet you! I’m Sam, the founder and owner behind Frankie & Claude. In 2012, I began designing stationery as a creative outlet and side gig. Inspired by my passion for design and creativity, what started as a weekend hobby transformed into Frankie & Claude — a stationery and lifestyle shop curating paper goods, homewares, gifts, and accessories. In the fall of 2015, I took a leap of faith and quit my day job to pursue my business full-time — and I’ve never looked back. I hope Frankie & Claude inspires people to gift with meaning and intention, and add beauty to our everyday lives. Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!

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meet Sam

I’m a Pacific Northwest girl through and through. I love the rain, the fog, the green, the trees, and the smell of all the above in the early mornings with a hot cup of tea in my hand. I have always loved art and design and have vivid memories of crafting intricate playdough creations as a kid.

After graduating from college where I majored in graphic design and art history, I took a major detour and worked as a paralegal. I loved it so much that I went back to school to get my degree in criminal justice. I began Frankie & Claude as a creative outlet from my day job, and it quickly grew into something more. My passion for art and design is in my soul, so I dove head-first into this business, quit my day job in 2015, and haven’t looked back!

A few other things about me — I’m married to my high school sweetheart! He’s the Claude in Frankie & Claude (our middle names). My favorite sound is my kids' laughing. My second favorite is snow falling. I’m a homebody and introvert at heart. I’m (finally!) learning to play the piano!  Enough about me, let’s hear about you!

a few of my favorite things

hair accessories for littles

embroidery kits

fancy matches

cards for every occasion  

let’s inspire people to gift beautifully together!

We’re on a mission to help people gift beautifully and give intentionally — ready to join us? We'd love to connect if you’re a retailer interested in carrying our line of F&C original goods! 


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