Lizzie started Frankie Baby in 2016 with the help of her husband Corbin. Named for one of their two super fluffy cats, Frankie Baby is based on a love for the craft of printing and inspiration from the everyday things that make life fun. Though Lizzie took a meandering path (with extended stays/childhood in the Midwest and on the East Coast) to find her way back to her native San Francisco and a career based in graphic design, she’s always had a passion for printed ephemera. She went from collecting stickers as a kid to building a sometimes overflowing collection of paper goods as an adult. Fun fact: she has every greeting card she’s ever been given since the age of 9.
She prints her ink and brush lettering and illustrations on recycled paper with a Risograph printer at her studio in the Mission and finishes everything by hand. Her illustrative style paired with the print method gives each card a distinctly hand-made look—no two are quite alike.