Frank Adae is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Arts Program of Advertising Design and Graphic Arts Department, at New York City College of Technology. Professor Adae earned his Associate degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Arts and Advertising Technology, at New York City Community College (now New York City College of Technology), while maintaining a full time job as a supervisor of the Art Department at the Bank of New York.
Prof. Adae earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Printing and Master of Science (MS) in Printing Management and Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). While at RIT he took on several part time production positions where he handled mechanical paste-up, layout, typesetting and illustrations for books and booklets. He was also a graduate assistant for an Estimating course.
After completing his master’s, he took up a full time position with a printing company. He recommended a system to streamline production operations—prepress, press and finishing. This system was able to eliminate redundancies in the departments, and for prepress in particular, it improved production by 60%. He was then assigned a department where he managed 38 production employees, and was responsible for $4,000,000 worth of inventory.
Professor Adae is a member of the Advertising Production Club (APC) of
New York, the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and the Technical
Association of Graphic Arts (TAGA). He has been a member of New York City’s
Board of Examiners for the Graphic Arts Division. Professor Adae is the
publisher of a quarterly magazine called African Link distributed in the
United States and Canada. He also advises Gamma Epsilon Tau, the Graphic
Arts Honor Society, helping the students coordinate their yearly activities.