About Fran

My why is a simple one – to help others achieve their dreams.  So my goal at Ten Touch Creative is to leverage my industry experience to help create more focused personalized creative plans specific to my client’s needs, and help them achieve their dreams.

A graduate of SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, I was a marketing major with a minor in home furnishings, and I am proud to say I spent my career doing what I majored in.

I started my career in retail, working for Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma. Within nine months I worked my way up to store manager for the biggest store in New Jersey in Short Hills Mall. Proud of what I had accomplished, I went back to tell my college professor, Professor George Leib, and he said his girls “don’t work retail”. He walked me up to the Macy’s Product Development offices, and long story short I was hired by the product manager for Cookware.  Never looking back, I have spent the last 27 years in product development for cookware, hard home, and food prep.

I spent five great years with Macy’s product development. I continued to work my way up to all hard home/food prep categories.

Wanting to expand my product development base, I moved on to a private product development company call Frederick Atkins. Unfortunately within the second year, they were bought and the offices were to be closed. During this troubled time, I connected with one of my suppliers and the rest is history.

I’ve spent the past 20 years pursuing an amazing opportunity to do both marketing and product development with national brands and every retailer in North America. I built the Retail Marketing Program at Whitford, now called the Consumer Marketing Program, into a global marketing division. I built a division that helped retailers importers and brand owners of every aspect of product development. It was an amazing journey and one of the most successful programs in my company’s history.

Recognizing my passion for marketing, I decided to open an agency that could help companies produce focused, creative and inspirational materials to attract and engage audiences and build their businesses.

It is hard enough to find a creative consultant that you can trust; getting them to understand your business, your customer is an even greater challenge.

I’ve built a solid reputation in this industry and am confident should you ask anyone for my references, they will all speak to my character my integrity.

When you work with Ten Touch Creative, you’re not getting an ordinary creative partner. We will work with you to create the tools you need, deliver your message in the right voice for your products, services and your company.

On a personal note, I am married and have four wonderful children. I love to read. I know a lot of people say that, but it’s truly my passion and if you check my Kindle I’m on a pretty cool reading streak! I also love to roller blade and paddle board, and yoga is my other passion. I also make jewelry, which is one of my outlets for my creativity.

All of the above combined with my 27 years of experience, generational mindset and my creative talents – make me a powerful resource.

I look forward to working with you and seeing how we can do great things together!