Franz Joseph Schnaubelt (29 June 1914 – 2 June 1994; age 79) was the author and illustrator of the Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual and the Star Trek Blueprints. Schnaubelt's publications, which he wrote and illustrated under the names Franz Joseph and Franz Joseph Designs, are the consummate fan-boy sources and spawned a entire genre of, "technical" and source books for Star Trek both professional and Fan originating.

     A common fan trope is to have the Constitution class itself designed by Franz Joseph III.