About Frankman

What makes us different

Our ethics

When businesses don’t take pride in their branding, they look unprofessional. Having a weak appearance or brand for your business may give clients the wrong impression, automatically turning away potential clients and losing you valuable business.

Frankman believes that everyone should have a business to match their passion, we have guided and helped many businesses to look professional and become successful. Giving them the business, they deserve to achieve their goals.

Combining passion, powerful marketing-led design along with a targeted focus creates a successful business.

Design and Marketing that Succeeds.

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Established since 2005

Celebrating 15 years in Business in 2020, we are already making preparations for the celebrations of our 20th Anniversary in 2025.

Collectively Mark and Maggie have over 50 years design and marketing experience (doesn’t that make us sound old!).

Mark fondly remembers his first project for Frankman and getting started…

“I was commissioned to design some character illustrations for a company in Newton Abbot that made internal parts for fridges… They wanted the whole process to be managed professionally with a formal quote and proper invoices. Frankman was born and the rest is history.”

Meet our team

Mark Vallance, Managing Director

Mark has a wealth of experience and a unique perspective on creativity. With over 30 years in the creative design industry, Mark has honed his skills in developing logo designs and executing powerful brand strategies for clients across a variety of industries and sectors.

Mark is a true visionary and can see the big picture, foresee client goals, and bring a brand’s story to life through creative design, delivered either digitally or via print. 

Mark’s ability to lead the Frankman Team and think outside the box, brings a strategic approach to creative problem-solving which has earned him recognition as one of the top creative directors in the industry. Whether working on a new logo design or applying a brand strategy to marketing material, Mark always strives for the very best, and with a keen eye for detail and accuracy, he encourages Frankman team members to encourage creative design that truly stands out, and succeeds. 

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Maggie Taylor, Managing Director

Maggie has a contagious spirit for success, a strategic and analytical thinker, Maggie is able to execute plans, organise the Frankman Team, and boasts a deep understanding of Marketing and Design. 

With over 25 years in Marketing and Design. Maggie ran her own successful marketing agency before joining Frankman, and is truly driven to make a difference for businesses.

Maggie works enthusiastically with people, with excellent communication and natural interpersonal skills, she bounds into any task with oodles of positivity.

Maggie has built and maintained strong relationships with Frankman clients and suppliers and thrives on adding her natural marketing flair to design projects.

Connor Poppett, Web & Technical Manager

Joining us in the Summer of 2020, with prior industry experience and qualifications in Software Development & Web, as well as Digital & Creative Media, this made him the perfect team member to look after all things web and technical. He’s also able to support our design team when called upon and offer his photography skills from time to time.

Connor enjoys seeing the client’s vision come to life, he has a huge passion for seeing client’s businesses succeed as a result of his efforts.

Connor is our Web & Technical Manager for Frankman, website project planning, building, troubleshooting, maintaining and helping our clients fulfil their online potential. Connor has always shown a strong interest in digital and creative media, and has a solid understanding for how the Web works. He’s also responsible for all things technical within the office.

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Max Lewis, Junior Graphic Designer

Max joined the team in November 2021 shortly after graduating from South Devon College. It was evident very early on that Max had a very keen eye for detail and excels in precision and high-quality work which is exactly what Frankman strives for.

Max is now working closely under Marks’s guidance and is already producing some quality graphic design work for our clients. Whilst Max is the youngest member of the team, we predict great things for his future.

Frankman, Website Design, Logo Design, Torquay