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.
Anjana makes all manner of things look pretty for frankie, and also flexes her design muscles for our gentleman’s publication, Smith Journal. She’s crazy for puppies, metallic shoes, and scaring her butt off with a horror film. A self-professed nanna type, she’s not so fond of staying up late or dogs that take on a cat-like demeanour.
If you’ve ever laughed, cried or thoughtfully scratched your chin while watching a frankie-made video online, the sweet-as-can-be Suzi was probably behind it. When she’s not force-feeding us cake, our queen of digital planning enjoys aeroplane food, acrobatics and hanging out with her goats, Gloria and Garry. You’re best off keeping spiky plants and music you can’t dance to away from her, though.
If you see frankie anywhere outside of mag land – sponsoring gigs, running market stalls, throwing parties, giving people delicious treats – then Sia with the good hair is the one behind it. frankie’s marketing whiz can often be found tapping her feet to live music (she’s very sad she never got to see The Beatles live in concert) and fantasising about Palm Springs and its Mid-century awesomeness. A word to the wise: never serve her ice-cream in the summertime.
Hands down one of the chillest of the frankie team, Ben will jump out from behind a wall and scare you when you least expect it. The rest of the time he’s across all areas of frankie press business, from marketing to circulation and loads in between. A bit like a magazine ninja, or Transformer. Also on the Ben menu: camping, surfing and cooking up a storm. Off the menu due to him not liking them: undercooked bacon, dirty cutlery and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (aka the ultimate earworm).
Top dog of advertising in the frankie tribe, Tori dreams of steaming bowls of ramen; cuddles with her scruffy pooch, Artie; and can’t get through a day without comfy shoes on her feet. Despite the polished exterior, she’s actually a bit of a goofball, spouting long-winded, pointless tales that have come to be known as ‘Tori stories’. Things that get her down include impatience and being chilly.
Possibly the coolest member of the frankie family, Isa spends her days face-first in a pile of magazines; counting down till her next trip to Japan; and looking after ad clients across Victoria (all while donning some rather snazzy threads). She believes in the power of a trip to the beach and dancing the day away at a music festival, but you probably won’t find her watching TV or hanging out with any show-offs.
When she’s not jetsetting around the world, sighing over sunflowers and chowing down on the kinds of spicy foods that make your nose run and your tongue tingle, Emma’s bringing the love to ad directory clients around Australia and overseas. Somehow she also finds time to shake her fist at cold, dreary weather, and those constant reminders to update the apps on her mobile phone.
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.
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