Jo is the editor-in-chief of frankie press, overseeing all the stuff that goes into Smith Journal, frankie and all the other bits and bobs we produce. In her spare time she plays air guitar, watches Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, eats Lebanese food and collects ugly 1960s furniture. She’s also been known to play Led Zeppelin in the office.
Sophie is the nearest thing frankie has to Augustus Gloop – she would happily get sucked up a pipe and maimed by Oompa Loompas if it meant she got to swim in a river of chocolate and gulp down as much as she could eat. As frankie editor, her job mainly consists of coming up with ideas and vaguely bossing people around, as well as writing, sourcing content and proofing the mag. She likes early ’90s music, crosswords and perving on pooches.
Our ed assistant is an all-round writer, interviewer, researcher and helper-outer for the mag, as well as being in charge of blog posts, e-newsletters and social media shenanigans. Mia is a big fan of listening to metal, gazing out the window of V-line trains and hunting for discarded books in public places, but has no time for bullies or bad acoustics.
Aimee is frankie's token New Zealander, and our go-to for all kinds of choice Kiwi slang. She spends her time making and designing cute things for our frankie projects – and is a bit of a whiz with the camera, too. Likes: cats, beer, ukuleles. Dislikes: tangled cords, public transport jerks.
Emily makes all manner of things look pretty for frankie, and also flexes her design muscles for our gentleman's publication, Smith Journal. She likes dark chocolate, surprises, a big bunch of roses and chugging back some amber ale. A self-professed nanna type, her one and only dislike is staying up after 10pm.
When she’s not picking mushrooms and frolicking in the great outdoors, Alice spends her days face-first in a pile of magazines; cycling around in a pair of snazzy shoes; and looking after ad clients across Victoria. She’s rather fond of gardening, brewing beer and her mum’s roast dinner, but late nights and accidentally killing plants with love make her feel a bit glum.
As GM, Gaye has her fingers in all sorts of frankie pies, and spends her days talking paper stock, print runs, budgets and other office-related stuff. Ways to describe her include: Chunky Move junkie, lover of fresh air and natural light, and aspiring collector of mid-century Australian furniture. Has an aversion to Styrofoam and plastic or paper food containers.
Like a one-woman band of the businessy kind, Bree is a talented multi-tasker. Whether she's working on production, digital or doing her part in HR, our resident potty-mouth and rap fan does it all with a laugh, and Eminem blasting from her headphones. Likes: red wine, movies, Mexican food. Dislikes: ballet and excessive selfies.
Camilla has her fingers in a whole bunch of pies (and she’s across all kinds of things in the office, too – badum-tish!). Like a magical elf with an excellent wardrobe, she helps out with production, marketing, advertising and editorial support, as well as general day-to-day admin. Ask her what she’s into and she’ll say table tennis, pickles and naps – noise pollution, bullies and board games, on the other hand, make her rather mad.
The token male in the frankie team, Sid thinks numbers are the bomb. He keeps busy managing the finances and making sure the frankie family gets paid, all while donning a watermelon-patterned shirt and chowing down on burgers, doughnuts and coffee. On the other hand, what he’s not doing is hanging out on a packed tram, or anywhere with a sweat-inducing climate.
Once she’s guzzled her morning cup of joe, Alissa spends her time chatting with our lovely stockists around the world, to make sure you can always track down a copy of frankie, stat. She also does her darndest to make subscribing to the mag a piece of cake, and you’ll often find her crunching rows of data. While she’s not a fan of wind (the blustery kind!), barre classes, dad jokes and a dose of daily caffeine really tickle her fancy.
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