Frankie Ratford is a designer, lecturer, curator, facilitator, roadtripper based in Australia.
She’s the Director of The Design Kids, and has the pleasure of working with Creative Mornings, Supergraph, Frost*, TRACTOR, Apple, Semi Permanent, Herschel Supply Co, Aus Infront, Desktop Magazine, Shillington College, AGDA, Finders Keepers, Billy Blue College of Design and Buro North, amongst others! She’s organised 16 group shows with the highest standard of industry professionals, and exhibited herself in five.
Her work has been featured on/in Smith Journal (2014), The Gold Coast Magazine (2013), Formfiftyfive (2013), Oh 8 Blog (2013), Aus Infront 2012 - 2014), No Cure Magazine (2013), Frankie Magazine (2013), Collective Magazine (2013), The Native Press (2012), InsideOut Magzine (2012), Frankie Magazine (2010), and The Brag (2010).
Her awards include Desktop Create Awards (2011), AGDA Awards (2012), Graphis Design Annual gold award (with the Frost* team), AGDA Awards (2008), MADC Award 2008 (Best Student 2008), national runner up in the Ignite Best On Show Folio (2007), finalist in the Lab 3000 Student Awards (2007), and TRACTOR Student of the Year 2004 (ex-Grenadi).
Frankie has enough energy to power a small city. She’s brilliantly insane.Ben Johnston, CEO, Josephmark
Frankie exudes positivity that is contagious. It inspired her students and those who worked with her. An inspired designer with a get up off your arse and do something attitude.Lee Nicol, Lecturer, Shillington College
Your enthusiasm is amazing and I wish I could bottle it and let students taste it on special occasions. It is rare, something very precious and I thank you again.Brendan Hibbert, AGDA, WA