Our Story

A boss babe team building functional and beautiful
tools for day dreamers and night thinkers.





Sam and Rachel have been designing websites for the past 7+ years. Formerly, what you would call “competition,” they joined forces to create Northfolk - a bespoke website and design company.

Two busy moms, running a long distance business and raising five total kids - chaos found them in desparate need for control of their busy lives.  The quest for the perfect planner, something both functional and stylish, ended with their first experience in product manufacturing. In April of 2017, the Northfolk Planner was born.

Founded by Sam and Rachel in 2014, Northfolk is located in beautiful Alaska & Colorado.





“IN THE END, WHAT YOU DO ISN'T GOING TO BE NEARLY AS
INTERESTING OR IMPORTANT AS WHO YOU DO IT WITH.”
- JOHN GREEN

Sam



@a.northern.nest


Partner / Designer / Silver-tongue extraordinaire

Sam lives on a gorgeous lake tucked away in the mountains of Alaska. She enjoys working on projects around the house with her hubby, when they aren’t chasing their two boys around. Sam loves photography, sewing, business and all things nature.

Rachel



@bohemian_redwolf


Movie quote aficionado / Designer / Partner

Rachel lives in the mountains of Colorado. Her favorite things in life include: her kids, fur babies, the color black, coffee, reading, narwhals, thunderstorms, food, babies breath, a comfy outfit. And everything Harry Potter. She can also turn anything into a song.





The Beginning

2014

October - Sam and Rachel, formerly competition, joined forces to start Northfolk - a boutique design company specializing in custom brands and websites for creatives. We both brought several years of experience and our own unique strengths to the table.

2017

April - The seed for Archive Paper was was on its way. We spent every free moment navigating every detail of a product based business and large scale production. Every single part of it was new territory for us. 

August - we crashed and burned with our first printer. We had to refund pre-orders, get new samples and pretty much start from square one. While it was discouraging, we kept moving forward.

November - we had a new printer lined up and books on the printing press.

2018

April - Our first order of planners shipped the first week of February and in our hands by early April (we had some delays).
During that time, we worked on marketing, packaging, etc. And we STRUGGLED. The pieces just weren't fitting together the way we wanted.
A few weeks before our planners were set to arrive, we made a decision that we had been tossing around for a few months. We went back to our roots and decided to run our new gig under our beloved Northfolk. It was a hard decision, but one that just felt right. And ironically, all those little pieces finally started to come together. 

May - Our first edition planners hit our online store. 

September - Our second edition Northfolk planners, scheduled for delivery in December.

November - Officially launched the Northfolk Planner second edition.

2019

We decided to merge our brands!

Good things to come

We will be growing our line with new additions to our planners, desk accessories and paper goods.

Stay tuned!