Lisa Frank

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Lisa Frank
Born (1955-04-21) April 21, 1955 (age 64)
Known forLisa Frank Incorporated
Spouse(s)James Green (d. 2005)

Lisa Deborah Frank (born April 21, 1955)[1][2] is an American businesswoman, the founder of Lisa Frank Incorporated, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. She is known for producing whimsical commercial design for school supplies and other products that are primarily marketed to children.


Frank is the founder and CEO of Lisa Frank Incorporated.[3] Frank founded the company in 1979 at the age of 24,[4] and continues to lead it as of 2019. 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[5] – were popular among elementary and middle school-aged girls.[6] The company's headquarters is in Tucson, Arizona.[7]

In 2011 she launched a colorful line of clothing.[6]


Frank partnered with Reebok to release two versions of limited-release Reebok Classic Leathers shoes in 2017.[8]

In 2017, Entertainment Weekly reported that the designer was partnering with producer Jon Shestack to develop a movie inspired by her work.[9]

In 2019, Frank designed the logo for John Mayer's instagram television series, Current Mood.

Personal life[edit]

Frank is "notoriously elusive and private."[10] In a 2012 interview with Urban Outfitters, they agreed to obscure her face.[11]

She is an alumna of the Kingswood School (today: Cranbrook Kingswood School),[12] a preparatory school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.[13] Her father was an art collector and introduced her to the work of Pop Art artists like Peter Max.[13]

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.[14]


  1. ^ Holmes, Anna (22 October 2013). "The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things". Grand Central Publishing – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Frank, Lisa [@lisa_frank] (2019-04-21). "Surprise! It's my birthday! 🎉 I thought I'd share a baby picture of me! Enjoy! 😂🦄🌈💖" (Instagram post). Retrieved 2019-04-22 – via Instagram.
  3. ^ Archived January 29, 1999, at the Wayback Machine. Lisa Frank. Retrieved on October 10, 2011. "CONTACT INFORMATION: Lisa Frank, Inc. ATTN: Customer Service 6760 S. Lisa Frank Ave. Tucson, AZ 85756"
  4. ^ David Wichner (October 1, 2005). "Girls' crafts business founders file for divorce; control of company in limbo". The Arizona Daily Star.
  5. ^ Bent, Gala. "Interview With Cindy Hinant". Asthmatic Kitty Records. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ a b Soldner, Anna (February 16, 2012). "What ever happened to Lisa Frank". The Spectator. University of Wisconsin. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  7. ^ Bryant, Kenzie (May 17, 2012). "Four things we learned about Lisa Frank from her head designer". Racked National. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  8. ^ Tesema, Martha. "Your sneaker game is about to improve drastically thanks to this Lisa Frank and Reebok collaboration". Mashable. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lisa Frank Movie in the Works With 'Air Force One' Producer". Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "The Second Coming Of Lisa Frank". Fast Company. November 29, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "The Colorful World of Lisa Frank Goes Silent". The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, Tucson, Arizona 2013 at the University of Arizona. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  12. ^ "Style Magazine Celebrates Six Cranbrook Kingswood Graduates". Cranbrook Schools. July 29, 2003. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  13. ^ a b Mark, Carly (September 1, 2015). "Lisa Frank on Lisa Frank". Foundations Magazine. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "Control of girl-focused company decided". The Associated Press State & Local Wire. October 21, 2005.

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