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About me

I am an art director with more than 13 years of experience in freelance and in-house graphic design, as well as nearly a decade of communications and media-relations experience. These two sets of skills allow me to offer clients and employers an integrated approach to design that incorporates a coherent and consistent message.

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I'm fast

Here’s what one coworker at Amazon recently said about me: “Adam‘s design output is unmatched by any other designer I know. His predisposition for all things efficient shows in his workflow, methodology, toolkit, and delivery; Adam may or may not be an actual machine.” While I can assure you that I am 100% human, I take great pride in my ability to handle a lot of work, very quickly, without sacrificing quality. Part of it is the speed at which my design brain works, part of it is muscle memory that comes with a decade and a half of experience, and part of it is the time I spend creating process improvements to shave minutes – or even seconds – off my workflow.

I play well with others

Those who have worked with me in the past have said – both in person and in anonymous annual reviews – that they respect my ability to offer guidance, direction, and expertise, while at the same time being genuinely open to input and collaboration.

I'm good at what I do

Cliché or not, the fact is that design is my passion, and I’m grateful every day that I get to do it for a living. I have a keen eye for composition, layout, and typography in particular. And I bring to my work a laser focus on customer experience. After all, good design that doesn’t meet the needs of the customer ISN’T good design.

And I've been doing it for a while now

Over the last decade and a half, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a dizzyingly wide variety of projects and companies. I’ve worked for non-profits and for companies at the very top of the Fortune 100 list. I’ve had 4 a.m. call times as a production designer in Hollywood, and I’ve eaten cold pizza past midnight with coworkers at a startup. I’ve worked on product launch presentations for senior VPs, art directed photo shoots for global marketing campaigns, and designed toys for my favorite sci-fi shows.

And I’m just getting warmed up.