Frank has been helping CSN’s mission for more than a decade. While being one of the most awarded, experienced, and talented designers in the world, Frank has worked on projects for CSN tirelessly while never asking anything except “how can I help?” He offers CSN enthusiasm, optimism, visual story-telling, and emotional intelligence combined with a forward-thinking, ‘flat’ organizational leadership style. Frank even led a design team to modernize and transform CSN’s 30-year-old logo into the fun, youthful brand identity that we now enjoy.
Frank has designed mobile phones, consumer and commercial electronics, medical devices, concept cars, toys, fitness equipment, furniture, and gear. He holds 80+ domestic and foreign design patents in the areas of industrial design, UI/UX, mechanical engineering, and process patents.
Frank is currently working at Kids2 (parenting gear, furniture & toys) as VP of Global Design & Experience for Kids2 where he’s responsible for design and experience of foreign and domestic brands, including Ingenuity, Baby Einstein, BrightStarts, as well as collaborative product ventures with Disney Baby, Sesame Street, Ford, and John Deere. Prior to Kids2, Frank worked for LzLabs in Zurich, Switzerland where he reinvented the mainframe computer and ultimately co-created a “software defined mainframe” that fits inside a handheld suitcase. Frank has also worked as Director of Global Consumer Experience & Design at Dell where he was responsible for five (5) brands with quarterly revenues of more than $3B.
Frank is also the past Executive Director of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA – non-profit where he led an association of 5,000 members and created a meaningful partnership between the IDSA and the Henry Ford Museum. He also led design and user experience for BlackBerry where he created their first line of mobile phones and prior to that he invented the award-winning TalkAbout two-way radios at Motorola. In fact, the chances are extremely high that Frank designed a product used by a first responder to save your life or someone you know. To contact Frank for Media inquiries e-mail us at experts@CSN.org. You’ll find the latest information on his amazing career HERE.