Frank began his life as an artist atop a stepladder in his parent’s garage, where he joyfully splashed paint around in an imitation of Jackson Pollock.
Frank Addington’s design and art direction work has been nationally recognized for its elegance and artistry. A native of the Kansas City area, Frank received his BFA in Design from the University of Kansas and began his career with Centron Films. His designs have been published in a number of annuals and magazines and have received awards from several organizations including the Printing Institute of America.
Frank started his own firm in 1992 and has worked with many notable clients including Hallmark Cards and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Since 2002, when he designed Stowers’ Innovations Yes, You Can…Raise Financially Aware Kids, Frank has been a vital member of Jack Jonathan’s publishing team. He was the book designer of all six of the Yes, You Can series and Jim Stowers autobiography.
Recently, he delighted us all with his design of Jack’s exhibition, Egypt, The Eternal Spirit of Its People, at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, the book that accompanied it, Egypt, The Eternal Spirit of Its People: Stories of an Exhibition , the book that accompanied it, Egypt, The Eternal Spirit of Its People: Stories of an Exhibition, and all the related marketing pieces that supported the exhibition.
Now, Frank has teamed up with Steve Barr to create designs and products with Jack under the label Melagrana Editions. He is the designer of the websites melagranaeditions.com and theriverlagan.com. It is he who interfaces with our web developer, Straightline Web Solutions, to make sure that the websites function as we need them to do. The team value Frank for his knowledge of marketing, a section of the classes he taught in typography and design at the University of Kansas and Johnson County Community College.
Frank is a very private man, but he can’t hide the fact that his eyes shine much brighter when we ask him about his four grandchildren.