Schuyler Polk launched Polk Paper in 2017 as a small Etsy shop. The story begins in Paper Source, among the racks of gorgeous handmade paper. A beautiful cobalt, burgundy and gold Japanese paper caught her eye. Paired with a deep blue card and a black envelope, this first set embodied everything Polk Paper stands for - unique and unexpected colors, delicate and precise craftsmanship, and the embodiment of joy.
Stationery allows us to express a little piece of ourselves, and houses our wishes, thoughts, hopes and dreams. Letters and notes are cherished pieces of ourselves which our recipients keep and share.
Polk Paper added wedding and event stationery to their offerings in 2018, and corporate and business branding in 2019.
We hope you find a love for paper through our work!
Hi! I'm Schuyler.
(that's "sky-ler" in case ya didn't know!)
Schuyler Polk is the founder of Polk Paper. She has a passion for color, patterns and discovering new papers and artists from around the world. A self-taught graphic designer, she launched Polk Paper after careers in fashion, advertising and event design. Her biggest inspiration is her family and she is also an avid cook, griller and cocktail maker.
Polk Paper Collaborators
Our Creative Family
The outstanding artists below are individuals whose artwork, perspective and personalities we admire!
We invite you to learn more about them below, visit their websites and shop their work!
Lady & Market Co.
Marissa Evans illustrates and designs cards for
Lady & Market Co. with a special love
for floral illustration and cards with puns and humor that can be sent year round.
Leah Catherine Art
Leah is a Massachusetts-based watercolor artist. As a full-time elementary special education teacher, Leah discovered painting as a way to relax and rejuvenate. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of flowers and is designed to bring you joy. You can view Leah’s work on her Instagram and shop her Etsy site below!
Perryn Ryan Illustrations and Design
Perryn is a Brooklyn based artist who previously worked as a technical designer in the fashion industry for more than 10 years. Since departing from her career in the fashion industry, she has returned to the creative expression and art form that she has practiced since her elementary school years, that ultimately led to her to explore a career in fashion design.
Perryn's current work is inspired by her life as a self care enthusiast, wellness advocate, and woman. She explores the complex and intimate relationship with one's self and our connection to the natural and supernatural worlds through the movement of lines, expressive colors, and simplistic shapes.
She is guided by her spirituality and desire to connect more with herself. Inspired by the words of one of her favorite artists', Pablo Picasso — she has found the meaning of her life, it is to create art and to give it away to as many people as possible. This is her soul's true purpose.
Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
Do you offer custom and personalized orders?
Yes! Whether you love sloths or kiwis or John Singer Sargent portraits, I am able to further customize a stationery set just for you or your recipient. Please email me with more details and I will be happy to discuss personalization beyond what I currently offer.
How long does it take to get my stationery?
All Polk Paper stationery is made to order and made by hand. Most sets take 5-7 business days for production + shipping time.
Do you proof orders?
I am happy to send a complimentary digital proof of your envelope, liner and card. Please email me for a proof!
Do you offer gift wrapping? How are orders packaged?
All Polk Paper Stationery arrives in a clear stationery box with a Polk Paper sticker. All gift wrapping orders are wrapped in wrapping paper, tied with ribbon and includes a gift tag. If you'd like a message written on the tag, please email me.
What if I make a mistake in my personalization details, leading to a misprint?
Unfortunately, Polk Paper cannot be held responsible for user-input errors. Please take care in typing carefully. Personalized items cannot be returned or exchanged.
I am an artist and I'd love to collaborate! What next?
Please email me for collaborations! I love discovering new artists and working with collaborators!