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.
- 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.
- 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.