"Adam is an exceptionally talented designer. He’s meticulous, thoughtful, and consistently produces high-quality work. If you have the opportunity to work with Adam, take it. I’m glad I did."
Jeremy Anticouni, Google
"Adam has been a real pleasure to work with. Always on time, always with quality work, and simply a genuine talent."
Chuck Anderson, NoPattern
"The best part of working with Adam is the anticipation. You know what he's going to come up with will be good, you just can't wait for the reveal."
Chad LaBass, Freestyle
Born and raised in California, I've called the Pacific coast home all my life. I've worked in-house, freelanced, even started a few brands of my own. I have extensive experience working remotely, having collaborated across time zones the world over (including a long stint working full-time from Tokyo for a company in California).
At its best, design is a deeply human, loving act. It takes empathy, it takes patience. At my core, I value compassion and curiosity most. Hand in hand, those two will get you far in this (or any) field. I’m gentle and open in my interactions and I love to laugh along the way, but I’m quiet and thoughtful in my process. I believe listening is the most undervalued aspect of design.
Details matter to me. Together, the details of a design offer us immense leverage. Striking an elegant balance between them all is a delicate art, and that’s where much of my work happens.
Tools of the Trade
With a long history in design, I'm naturally comfortable working with Adobe CC (many lifetimes spent in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). For screen design I prefer Sketch, but I'm comfortable adapting to other tools as needed.
I've built my share of websites and have a working knowledge of HTML/CSS, but haven't yet picked up JS. As a visual thinker, advanced coding doesn't come as naturally to me, so I leave the more abstract stuff to the pros (and should the need arise, I know a few pros).