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Hello! I'm Adam.

I am a purpose-driven designer and creative leader with over 15 years of brand building experience. Throughout my career, I have sought large-scale challenges and have provided visual systematic solutions that communicate effectively. I have executed brand definition and identity systems, packaging solutions, retail environmental design, responsive website and digital products ( apps ) for my clients. I have worked across an array of design activations and consumer experiences; expanding my skill set over the years. All of this while meeting both the growing needs of businesses and the ever-shifting demands of consumers.

Avatar Illustration by Michael Brandon Myers

Hello! I'm Adam.

I am a purpose-driven designer and creative leader with over 15 years of brand building experience. Throughout my career, I have sought large-scale challenges and have provided visual systematic solutions that communicate effectively. I have executed brand definition and identity systems, packaging solutions, retail environmental design, responsive website and digital products (apps) for my clients. I have worked across an array of design activations and consumer experiences; expanding my skill set over the years. All of this while meeting both the growing needs of businesses and the ever-shifting demands of consumers.

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I believe in the sanctity of the design process. Design is not merely an output. As an empathetic leader, I seek honest partnerships with clients and depend on the open collaboration of a cross-disciplinary team. Working multi-dimensionally to strategically approach problems with proper context ensures success. By establishing an environment that fosters curiosity, supports depth, and exploration, thus opening a flow of ideas, I work to develop experimentation and innovation into my process. Then by applying focus and building consenous, I work intentionally and interatively thru means of lean design practices ( i.e., rapid prototyping, user testing, etc. ) to validate and advance concepts and ideas to meet strategic business objectives. Not only creating smart artifacts, but also working systematically to establish frameworks at the foundation to promote longevity and sustainability.

As a designer and collaborator, I have provided design process, thinking, and solutions for clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up business ventures. They operate across a range of markets and business sectors. Below are some of my past clients:

I believe in the sanctity of the design process. Design is not merely an output. As an empathetic leader, I seek honest partnerships with clients and depend on the open collaboration of a cross-disciplinary team. Working multi-dimensionally to strategically approach problems with proper context ensures success. By establishing an environment that fosters curiosity, supports depth, and exploration, thus opening a flow of ideas, I work to develop experimentation and innovation into my process. Then by applying focus and building consenous, I work intentionally and interatively thru means of lean design practices (i.e., rapid prototyping, user testing, etc.) to validate and advance concepts and ideas to meet strategic business objectives. Not only creating smart artifacts, but also working systematically to establish frameworks at the foundation to promote longevity and sustainability.

As a designer and collaborator, I have provided design process, thinking, and solutions for clients that range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up business ventures. They operate across a range of markets and business sectors. Below are some of my past clients:

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I believe in the power and influence that design has to elevate the human experience and promote positive change in our society. Today, advancements in technology and the rapid rate of social progress have far outpaced ethical frameworks approached by businesses and companies. My efforts in design are an intervention to reframe these discussion and shape the decisions that impact ethics, in an effort to fight mere complacency. I feel it is my responsibility as a designer to participate and facilitate in this way. I believe that both businesses and consumers are inherently aligned and share the responsibility to advance our society, harness culture, and shape our world.

When I am not actively helping my clients, I can be found meditating on craft and honing my troubleshooting skills with various restoration projects ( vintage 2-stroke mopeds, bicycles, lever espresso machines, reel-to-reel tape and cassette decks, electro-mechanical pianos, etc. ). I can also be found poking around local thrift stores and record shops, digging through bins of vinyl, adding to my 800+ LP collection that began in my early teens. I also love writing, playing, and seeing live music, curating playlists and DJ sets, as well as taking photographs. I currently live in Brooklyn with my toilet-trained siamese cats, Banjo & Elias.

I believe in the power and influence that design has to elevate the human experience and promote positive change in our society. Today, advancements in technology and the rapid rate of social progress have far outpaced ethical frameworks approached by businesses and companies. My efforts in design are an intervention to reframe these discussion and shape the decisions that impact ethics, in an effort to fight mere complacency. I feel it is my responsibility as a designer to participate and facilitate in this way. I believe that both businesses and consumers are inherently aligned and share the responsibility to advance our society, harness culture, and shape our world.

When I am not actively helping my clients, I can be found meditating on craft and honing my troubleshooting skills with various restoration projects ( vintage 2-stroke mopeds, bicycles, lever espresso machines, reel-to-reel tape and cassette decks, electro-mechanical pianos, etc. ). I can also be found poking around local thrift stores and record shops, digging through bins of vinyl, adding to my 800+ LP collection that began in my early teens. I also love writing, playing, and seeing live music, curating playlists and DJ sets, as well as taking photographs. I currently live in Brooklyn with my toilet-trained siamese cats, Banjo & Elias.

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