Lisa Frank

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Lisa Deborah Frank (born 1955) is an American businesswoman, the founder of Lisa Frank Incorporated, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. She is known for producing the colorful images that appear on school supplies and other products that are primarily marketed to young girls.

Work[edit]

Frank is the founder and CEO of Lisa Frank Incorporated.[1] Frank founded the company in 1979 at the age of 24,[2] and continues to lead it today. Her corporation's artwork features rainbow and neon colors and stylized depictions of animals, including dolphins, pandas, and unicorns. In the 1980s and 1990s, her products – including school supplies such as lunchboxes and Trapper Keepers, as well as toys and stickers[3] – were extremely popular among elementary and middle school-aged girls.[4]

The company's headquarters is in Tucson, Arizona, and is easily visible because of the bright hearts, stars, and music notes decorating the side of the building.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Frank is an alumna of the Kingswood School (today: Cranbrook Kingswood School),[6] a preparatory school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

In 2005 Lisa Frank divorced James Green, the CEO and co-share holder of Lisa Frank Incorporated. The court agreed to assign control of the company to Lisa Frank.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Privacy Policy." Lisa Frank. Retrieved on October 10, 2011. "CONTACT INFORMATION: Lisa Frank, Inc. ATTN: Customer Service 6760 S. Lisa Frank Ave. Tucson, AZ 85756"
  2. ^ David Wichner (October 1, 2005). "Girls' crafts business founders file for divorce; control of company in limbo". The Arizona Daily Star. 
  3. ^ Bent, Gala. "Interview With Cindy Hinant". Asthmatic Kitty Records. Retrieved 19 November 2014. Lisa Frank was really popular in the early 90’s and I was the sticker queen. I started a sticker club at my grade school. 
  4. ^ Soldner, Anna (February 16, 2012). "What ever happened to Lisa Frank". The Spectator. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bryant, Kenzie (May 17, 2012). "Four things we learned about Lisa Frank from her head designer". Racked National. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Style Magazine Celebrates Six Cranbrook Kingswood Graduates". Cranbrook Schools. July 29, 2003. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Control of girl-focused company decided". The Associated Press State & Local Wire. October 21, 2005. 

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