I’m an Australian designer, entrepreneur, speaker and professional roadtripper, currently travelling around the USA. I’m the boss lady at The Design Kids.

My 12 year design career to date has taken me on many adventures; an awards ceremony at Parliament House, hitch-hiking around New Zealand (type lead by Gemma O’Brien), talking with Will Bryant at Ligature 25 in Florida, organising five design talks for Apple, sharing a birthday cake with Vince Frost, designing posters for Paula Scher, writing two online courses about the design industry, contributing to Australia’s longest running design blog Aus Infront, designing the onboard recycling system for Qantas, drinking mojitos in a lap pool with Baz Luhrmann, reading design tarot cards in a giant cardboard teepee, and eating burritos with Jessica Hische in a wildly painted RV.

I’m obsessed with learning – mostly from the wonderful people, studios and professional designers I’m very lucky to meet daily through TDK. I took part in the Young Entrepreneurs Business Mentoring Program (YESUP) and I also have a self initiated project The Design Kids. I’m documenting my journey via my new blog, Frankie Fridays **coming soon**.

#TDKusa

The Design Kids, Work

#tdkfourplay

The Design Kids, Work

DesignTarot cards

The Design Kids, Work

#cactusclub

Personal projects, Work

One Way Formation

Clients, Work

The Sandwich Hero

Clients, Work

The Sandwich Hero

Clients, Work

Herschel Supply Co.

Personal projects, Work

Rest Your Eyes

Clients, Work

The School Paper

Personal projects, Work

TDK x Motherbird Workshop

TDK Workshops, Work

TDK x Motherbird Workshop

TDK Workshops, Work

TDK Roadtrip #tdktdv

The Design Kids, Work

The Sandwich Hero

Clients, Work

One Way Formation

Clients, Work

Terrible Twos

The Design Kids, Work

Logos

Personal projects, Work

#cactusclub

Personal projects, Work

The School Paper

Personal projects, Work

Rest Your Eyes

Clients, Work

Herschel Supply Co.

Personal projects, Work

The Design Kids

The Design Kids, Work

Companies, magazines & awards.

Companies I’ve worked along side:
Tractor, Apple, Creative Mornings, Supergraph, Frost*, Semi Permanent, Herschel Supply Co, Aus Infront, Desktop Magazine, Shillington CollegeAGDA, Finders Keepers, Billy Blue College of Design, Buro North, Inspire 9, and a few more

Places my work has been featured:
Pencil vs Pixel podcast (2016),
The Collective (2016), Desktop Magazine (2015), AIGA (2015), The Walz Happens (2015), Tractor (2015), Studio Home NZ (2015), NZ Herald (2015), ADR podcast (2015), Smith Journal (2014), IdN Magazine (2013), 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 Magazine (2012), Frankie Magazine (2010), and The Brag (2010).

Awards and achievements:
Pedestrian TV – Top 33 Digital Influences in Australia (2015), judging the ISTD Awards (2014), AGDA Awards (2012), Desktop Create Awards (2011), AGDA Awards (2010), Graphis Design Annual gold award (with the Frost* team), Create Awards (2010), AGDA Awards (2008), MADC Award Best Student (2008), Runner up in the Ignite Best On Show Folio (2007), Finalist in the Lab 3000 Student Awards (2007), Grenadi Design School Student of the Year 2004.

I love talking.

I talk at design schools, colleges, organisations, meet-ups, studiosconferences, online and universities. I’m obsessed with the graphic design industry. My main take away is GET INVOLVED! Its all about being ready, knowing your top ten dream jobs inside out, understanding what the design industry consists of, and where you fit, doing your research, meeting as many people as possible, getting out and involved, putting your hand up for things, entering competitions, being proactive, doing self initiated projects, putting your work online, approaching design studios and playing at your strengths.

For all booking enquires please email hello@thedesignkids.org

sunny

#TDKusa

Nice words people have said

“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