I help companies and organizations develop the look and language needed to meet their communications objectives. I approach design as both an end and a means. Whether the goal is launching a brand, creating a visual expression, or designing an experience, my clients rely on me to help them work through the problem and discover targeted and unexpected solutions.
A VERSATILE DESIGNER WHO HELPS TRANSLATE CONTENT INTO CONNECTIONS
I wasn’t built to be a subject matter expert — and that’s exactly what makes me a strong designer. My love of learning and appetite for new ideas make me a natural connector. I thrive on open-ended questions and helping clients untangle situations like:
We want a series of gesture-based games inspired by stories from our company history. What might that look like?
We need to introduce our organization to the public even though we’ve actually been around for 150 years. How can we convey those two messages?
We’re looking for ways to enable our visitors to get into and engage with dense content. Help us design not only the graphics but the experience, too.
We need a brand and have no idea where to begin. Take us through the process.
HEARTS AND MINDS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT DESIGN SOFTWARE
There’s no download link for empathy. No curiosity filter. No plug-in for tenacity. And even though we all have tools for design literally in our hands, there is no substitute for experience with the process.
“Adam was a real creative catalyst on our team at Periscope. He’s a very collaborative creative thinker… I could always count on him to explore a range of unique solutions to a problem, supported by both compelling creative and solid strategic rationale.”
— Matt Miller, VP/Group Creative Director, Periscope
“From the beginning he demonstrated his value as a creative partner and problem solver … he kept the project moving along a consistent path… he took creative leaps to address unforeseen issues and offered solutions…. Adam was easy to work with and he brought a breadth of experience that you just don’t find in a lot of designers.”
— Carol Osterhus, Owner, Clear Marketing Strategy
“Adam focuses on the message trying to be conveyed and weaves that into the design so the result is attractive and meaningful.”
— Jessica Kohen, Public Relations Manager, Minnesota Historical Society