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Kate Smith

BA 2005, Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Creator/Owner, From Frank, Lafayette, IN

Kate Smith is the creator and owner of the consumer brand, From Frank. A brand centered on Smith's French bulldog, Frank, who is on a mission to make humans smile. From Frank was launched in September 2011 as line of 50 greeting cards in a local gift store in Lafayette, Indiana. The brand quickly became an alpha dog intellectual property with multiple card collections at debuted at Target and and Wal-Mart, licensed products from home accessories to lottery games and a retail presence in over 10,000 doors nationwide.