Abraham Abebe was born and grew up in Ethiopia. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design at the Georgia College & State University. He has developed curriculum for the BA in Art with Graphic Design Concentration, which the new degree program was officially launched during the Summer of 2017. He has also developed curriculum for the Undergraduate Graphic Design Minor to replace the previous curriculum.
Abraham has previously taught Graphic Design, Design Fundamentals and Drawing courses at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He also oversaw the Design Fundamentals III (Digital) class while teaching at UNLV. His ongoing research interest is centered in the area of library signage, wayfinding system, security printing design (specifically developing currency and passport), and Latin and non-Latin typeface development. Most of his Ge’ez (Ethiopic) typefaces are being used by number of Ethiopian television, online, and print medias such as ARTS TV, Nahoo TV, Andafta Media, Zehabesha Media, and Feteh Magazine (the leading Ethiopian Amharic weekly publication).
Abraham is the author of an experimental typography book, “Professor Fuzo: Poems and Short Stories”, published in 2018, and a book of poetry, “Eggmel”, published in 2012. Both books were written in his native language Amharic. Abraham holds Postgraduate Certificate in Typeface Design from Cooper Union, New York, Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Cum Laude) with concentration in Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Associate of Art Degree with distinction from Truckee Meadows Community College as well as Diploma of Vocational in Business Office Technology from Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center.
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