Co-founder and publisher of the frankie tribe, Lou dreams of owning overpriced Danish furniture and is obsessed with eating ridiculous amounts of yogurt, banana and honey. Working hard on developing new projects and the business side of the brand, Lou is the only media mogul we know who likes wearing psychedelic sundresses.
Jo’s job mainly consists of coming up with ideas and vaguely bossing people around, as well as writing, sourcing content and proofing the mag. In her spare time she plays air guitar, watches The Colbert Report, eats Lebanese food and collects ugly 1960s furniture. Has been known to play Led Zeppelin in the office.
As co-founder and creative director of frankie, Lara’s love of all things kitsch, cute and crafty has become a hallmark of the mag’s design, but don’t let the loveliness fool you. Under the ladylike exterior she’s just as potty-mouthed as the rest of us. Likes: Irishmen, quilting. Dislikes: chick lit, PDFing.
Holly is the snappiest dresser at frankie HQ, and a proud New Zealander – two facts that may or may not be related. As Lara’s official sidekick, Holly spends her time making and designing cute things for all our frankie projects – and is a bit of a whiz with the camera, too.
A fiend for vintage frocks and street art, our flame-haired ed assistant is an all-round writer, interviewer, researcher and helper-outer for the mag, as well as handling everyday blog posts and social media shenanigans. Can often be found getting nerdily excited over the finer points of jam-making and old-school boardgames.
Hands down the classiest of the frankie ladies, Amanda spends her time bringing the love to ad clients all over the ‘top half’ of Australia. Also voted team member most likely to forward emails containing disgusting, wrong and just plain freakish news items – and cackle with glee while doing so.
frankie’s token male, part-time rock ‘n’ roll drummer and Don Draper aficionado lists his hobbies as looking after ad clients in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, cracking bad jokes and collecting sneakers from brands no one else has ever heard of. Is also seriously obsessed with Gumby.
Responsible for the nitty gritty bits of ad sales, our shop directories and chatting with our retail customers, Vanessa has a lot on her plate, but gobbles it all up with a smile. Also on the Vanessa menu: op-shop fossicking, road tripping, listening to Yeah Yeah Yeahs and collecting retro Sara Moon prints.