Francesca Kaplan studied Art at Stanford University and went on to get her Masters Degree in Art Education at the Stanford School of Education. She spent her first years in Manhattan teaching Studio Art to children, while continuing to develop her line. She also works closely with designer Dina Pugh to create their combined collection, "Vampdesign". Ms. Kaplan's bags and apparel can be found in shops and boutiques in New York, San Francisco, Boston and LA, USA. She exhibits internationally in private collections and galleries.