Meet the Ascedian: Frank Connelly

frank connelly director of creative services

What makes Ascedia special? Our people! Every week, we'll introduce you to a member of our team so you can get to know us a little better.

NAME AND TITLE

Frank Connelly – Director of Creative Services

MY TYPICAL WORKDAY

It varies from day to day. I am involved in all phases of work from business development to strategy to production. I lead a team of four designers and six interface developers so most of my time is spent making sure they have what they need to be self-sufficient.

HOW I CHOSE MY CAREER PATH

I didn’t have a strong desire to be a starving artist and figured graphic design would be more lucrative.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT ASCEDIA

Mark Roller.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts -- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

HIGH SCHOOL MASCOT

Husky or Junk Yard Dog – depending on the sport.

FIRST JOB

Made cotton candy at the Wisconsin State Fair.

BEST PIECE OF CAREER/PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I'VE RECEIVED

Don’t eat lunch alone.

PERSONAL HERO

Connor MacLeod, also known as the Highlander.

FAVORITE MILWAUKEE HANGOUT

The Milwaukee County Zoo.

LAST BOOK READ

Knots. A book about tying knots.

PERSON I'D MOST LIKE TO MEET (LIVING OR DEAD)

My great-great-great-grandfather.

FAMILY

Married to someone named Lisa who spawned two female earthlings, Sophia and Ruby.

WHAT I DO IN MY SPARE TIME

Cut wood and hammer nails into it.

SECRET TALENT

Bird calling.

MOST MEANINGFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT

Miraculously escaped death for 41 years so far.

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