Ze Frank is an American online performance artist, composer, humorist and public speaker based in Los Angeles, California.
In 2001, Frank created an online birthday invitation and sent it to seventeen of his closest friends. Forwarded wildly, t†he invitation soon generated millions of hits and over 100 gigabytes of daily web traffic to Frank’s personal Web site. The site grew to include interactive group projects, short films, animations, and video games, many Flash-based, including children’s educational videos featuring handy tips such as “Don’t vacuum your face.”
Frank won a 2002 Webby Award for Best Personal Website and In 2005, he was featured in Time Magazine’s “50 Coolest Websites”. Frank debuted onstage at the Gel conference in 2003, and later spoke at the TED Conference in 2004 and 2005.
Frank has served as an adjunct professor at ITP/NYU, Parsons School of Design, and SUNY Purchase.