Franki leads a double life as a Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi London and as CBO of Western Edge Pictures and the Gennaker Group – a group of independent Film Production and Finance Companies.
Having graduated with a first class degree in Visual Communication from Glasgow School of Art, she started her career as a Graphic Designer, then Art Director, working on campaigns for the UK’s leading Brand and Viral Agencies, alongside movie campaign work for Distributers, Financiers, Sales Agents, Cinemas and directly with independent Film Productions. As digital media evolved in the early 2000’s, so did her role and her first company Franki&Jonny – a boutique brand and digital agency for independent films. They pioneered early integrated content and social media campaigns and won many awards, including a BAFTA interactive and a bunch of D&ADs. As a result Franki was recently was named by the prestigious awards outfit the FWA as a ‘Digital Pioneer’ for her work in this period.
Her move into advertising happened in 2013 when she joined Saatchi & Saatchi – bringing unique digital expertise and storytelling skills to an integrated advertising role working across clients such as Marie Curie, Asda, Chelsea FC and Deutsche Telekom. In 2016 Franki won 9 Cannes Lions for "Sea Hero Quest" – the world’s first game to plug into Dementia research, which was then named as top 10 campaigns of 2016 by Creative Review and Campaign.