Ruopoli has been a Graphic Designer/Illustrator
for the NOAA Coastal Services Center since 1997. Frank earned
a B.F.A. in Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art
and Design in 1993.
As a designer, he helps package complex scientific information
into useful products for the nation's local and state coastal
resource managers. As the Center's only graphic designer/illustrator,
his work includes design and layouts for print publications,
exhibits, web pages, and multi-media presentations. His work
in design has won him numerous awards from NOAA and professional
organizations. Award winning projects include NOAA's Diversity
logo, NOAA's 30th anniversary Web page, and the Center's bi-monthly
a photographer, his work includes taking photographs for the
Coastal Services magazine and various projects for the Center.
His photographs have also appeared in many magazines, newspapers,
and advertisements in South Carolina. Frank is a native of
Charleston, South Carolina. He lives there with his musical
and artistic wife, Regina. They both enjoy playing music,
taking photographs, and making fine art.