We’re Kate and Ryan. We have supremely generic, mid-western names. We like each other so much that we got married. And we work together.
We launched our first company, From Frank, together in 2012. We quickly grew the line of 50 greeting cards into a full-fledged character brand — signing multiple licensees — covering publishing, stationery, novelty, gifts, home accessories, drink and dinnerware, plush toys, lottery games (Yep…forreals, scratch off tickets!), apparel and digital entertainment — and even collaborating with some super cool companies like Zappos and BarkBox.
In 2018, we decided to expand our repertoire of fart jokes and created Kate Smith Company — making From Frank the official animal arm, or paw if you will, of the brand. We find the good, the funny and the happy in everything. We make art about it. And we put that art on some sweet greeting cards, stationery and gift products.
Because we think life is best served extra light with a side of non-sense and a big gulp of laughter. And we're serving it up on the daily — all to make you smile.