Simply Teamwork - Meet the Team

Fran Cacace - Director 

Francois Cacace, simply known as Fran, moved to New Zealand with his family from UK in 2007.  He has over thirty years of branding, design and signage experience - even before Ronna was born! For many years he worked as a graphic designer and visualiser for companies such as Wolff Ollins and Fitch & Co, both leading global retail and branding consultancies. He has also been Head of Creative at BBDO in Athens.

Fran has a Degree in Graphic Design, Certificate in Marketing and Advertising (CAM) and Diploma in Communication Advertising and Marketing.
He is also a current member of the Society of Industrial Artist and Design (SIAD).

Before moving to New Zealand, Fran owned Blue Dot Display Ltd in London for 12 years. 

Past Projects

  • London 2012 Olympic branding & logo development
  • Darty Paris logo
  • Greece advertising campaign for MasterCard
  • Sunsilk Shampoo label designs
  • Beer label designs
  • Retail branding of Hankook Tyres UK
  • Promotions for Clarins Paris
LET'S TALK! Fran is also fluent in French, as English wasn't his first language as a child. 

Ronna Funtelar Thacker - Design & Production

Ronna is the creative and production side of Simply Graphics. She has been in the design industry for over ten years and has worked as an
in-house designer for a regional government agency, as well as printing houses. 

A self confessed font geek and typography enthusiast, she loves working with customers to give them a visual story and enhance the emotional connection to their product or service.  Travel has been a big part of her life, and she's found that learning different languages and cultures makes it easier to see different angles and solutions for the customer.

Past Projects

  • Event branding for Dancing with Stars (Whakatane edition)
  • Pollution Busters - Environmental Kids Club
  • Be Ignited Dance Studio branding
  • Whitewater Kawerau
  • Creative Ideas
  • Taupo Audiology
LET'S TALK! Ronna also owns a dance school in Whakatane - a true lover of the arts. She also speaks Tagalog and Maori.