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Fellow Lisa Frank-o-phile Sarah Heyward of HelloGiggles had the opportunity to interview the brand's head designer from 1987 to 2002 Rondi Kutz about what it was like to work for Lisa Frank. Need we remind you, this is what the technicolor guru looks like, so we knew we were in for a treat. The following is everything you ever wanted to know about the woman who colored our childhood in rainbows:
1. Lisa Frank had a private jet (no word on whether it was unicorn or furry animal-themed) and Mila Kunis starred in one of her commercials: "The experience [of working for Lisa Frank] afforded me a lot of exciting opportunities, like going to Hong Kong, flying to meetings across the country in Lisa’s private jet, hosting fashion shows at the mall, working with models on photo shoots and TV commercials (including Mila Kunis when she was twelve years old), and meeting celebrities that would be involved in fundraisers.
2. Lisa Frank was wired 24/7 (probably naturally): "Lisa is a tiny ball of energy, on the go and in full creative mode at all times."
3. The Lisa Frank HQ is exactly as we imagined: "The building was unbelievable, inside and out. Huge stars, hearts and music notes in rainbow colors around the outside of the building. The artists' area inside was state of the art. All windows, hardwood floors, open duct work in rainbow colors, and huge character statues all over. It really did/does match the fun and colors of the brand."
4. As for Lisa Frank herself: "Lisa IS her brand! She lives, breathes, and quite possibly eats colors. Her house was/is purple. She wears the most awesome shoes – usually with super platforms – and unique designer clothes. She is teeny tiny, with a personality about a million times bigger than she is physically. Lisa radiates creativity along with extreme business savvy. She is one sharp and colorful cookie!"