– “DONE” means we did a good job. We only say it when we know our clients have a smile on their faces because we’ve achieved great creative. We are proud of the relationships we have nurtured over the years with our clients. True, our services and portfolio range from web design to print experience, and we offer solid branding and communication solutions. But it’s really our personalized service that makes the difference. We are your team – no middleman here. Unless you count Curly Sue, our delightful barking secretary, who greets you at the door.
Franz’s formal training in the visual arts started in Vienna and New York, and has continued in a hands-on way for more than 30 years in Coral Gables, Florida. A virtuoso at crafting effective visual communications and branding, his group’s clientele spans every size and type, private and public, from niche brands to global plays. Adept at all aspects of branding and communications, he combines fresh creative with a finely-honed business sense. Away from the office his passions are fine food and wine, shaggy dogs, and challenges of every stripe.
If you said Tina was obsessed with typography, she would not object. A Canadian transplanted to South Florida, Tina grasped the power of typography two decades ago when she earned a BFA in visual communication and design. Brand strategy and art direction are strengths she has brought to international agencies and boutique design studios like francdesign, which she joined in 2007. Her tenacity and her passion for the creative process shine through in print, branding, digital and web design and every new challenge the day brings. Outside the office, she makes a fierce organic butternut squash soup.
Effective visual communication is Katherine’s strength. The New York native had always craved a design career. After earning a fine arts degree in graphic design from Miami’s Barry University, she worked in the graphics department of a major New York manufacturer. Having added marketing and business skills to her creative gifts, Katherine opted to return to sunny South Florida. Part of francdesign since 2012, she has produced branding and visual solutions for clients from hospitality to banking, and also helped to guide startups with her solid communications concepts.
Art director and graphic design wizard Maria Laura Garza has more than fifteen years’ experience creating effective graphic solutions for clients in the U.S. and Latin America. By focusing intensely personal attention and analysis on each assignment, Maria produces highly effective results—everything from sales kits and catalogues to sophisticated magazine layouts and attention-getting ads. Part of francdesign since before her children were born, Maria’s grammar-school age son and daughter still inspire her daily.
A California girl now based in South Florida, Susan’s early career in fine art morphed auspiciously into creative, razor-sharp writing of communications and marketing copy for a dizzying range clients. In her two decades of collaboration with francdesign, she has crafted persuasive text for clients from environmental groups to banking to hospitality clients.
Jonathan’s ability to combine aesthetics with functionality and performance delights clients and design colleagues alike. A key member of francdesign's team since 2013, he is adept at creating, developing, and improving websites for corporations, nonprofits, and new businesses. An innovative web designer as well as front-end developer, he knows how to build usability and information structure while emphasizing web standards and browser compatibility. Jonathan is known for having a keen eye for user experience and a firm grasp of SEO (search engine optimization).
We are a creative and web design studio with a passion to engage located in beautiful Coral Gables, Florida. With over 30 years of experience, our responsive and experienced team are always inspired to take your communication needs to the next level. What can we create for you today? BRAND CREATION + MANAGEMENT / DIGITAL + SOCIAL / SOLID PRINT COMMUNICATION / GRAPHIC + RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN
DONE. it's our favorite word.