Frank’s career in toy and gift design began when he joined a lapel pin licensee for MLB, NFL and the Olympic Games as a production artist and over several years went on to assume sales support roles such as special projects manager, overseas vendor relations, licensor liaison, and new product development. Moving to Applause Inc. in 1995, Frank parlayed his licensed sports manufacturing experience into designing toys and gifts for licensed entertainment brands, successfully designing and creative managing retail product and premium lines for properties such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Looney Tunes, and Marvel Comics for clients including Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Pillsbury and Decopak. In 2003, Frank joined Americhip Inc. to manage the art department and work with a team of experienced paper engineers producing books, video-in-print albums and promotional magazine inserts. Currently providing graphic and product design solutions on a freelance basis, Frank holds a B.A. in Graphic Communication from San Diego State University and would be a card-carrying geek if geeks ever got organized and issued such cards. He has, however, been a card-carrying member of D23, so his Disney geek credentials are thoroughly verified.

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