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Jason Adam  
Creative Director, Brand Designer
Jason is a creative director, strategist and designer with 15 years experience crafting brand stories and visual experiences for organizations that shape our culture. 

A high-energy, confident leader with an infectious enthusiasm for design and visual storytelling, he has a proven track record in cultivating positive relationships with clients and colleagues.

He provides strategic direction and design in brand development, logo/identity design, consumer packaging, print/posters and promotional materials for a wide variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local area non-profits. His commitment to thoughtful communication and appropriate aesthetics is rivaled only by his think-outside-the-rhombus outlook. 

Jason has spoken for HOW Design Live, AAF and UCLAx, and serves the design community as the President of the Los Angeles chapter of AIGA, the country’s largest non-profit professional design association, where he seeks to advance design as a respected craft, strategic business advantage and vital cultural force.

• Creative Strategy & Direction
• Art Direction
• Brand Storytelling
• Organizational Leadership
• Brand Development & Ideation
• Graphic Design
• Design Strategy
• Team Building
• Relationship Management

Designer / Creative Director  |  Jason Adam Design  |  Jan 2015–present
• Advise clients in brand development and provide hands-on design with a specialty in publications, logos/visual identity, marketing campaigns, websites & promotional materials
• Lead business development, sales, and relationship management with clients including Mattel, Insomniac, Servicemaster, Laemmle Theaters, HBO and TBS

Co-Founder / Creative Director  |  Hexanine  |  2009–2015
• Executed creative direction and hands-on design with a specialty in books/publications, brand development, logo/identity design, print/posters and promotional materials 
• Headed business development, sales, and relationship management with clients including Sony, Kia Motors, Ashley Furniture, McDonald’s, YMCA of the USA and Mattel 
• Supervised team of on- and off-site freelance designers, coders, and print vendors
• Designed and published 3 full-length art books over a two-year period

Art Director  |  Overamerica Media  |  2006–2009
• Orchestrated design and layout for two 100-page monthly national music/lifestyle magazines: BPM and Vapors from initial concepting, through design to final production
• Managed off-site illustrators, interns and photographers on photo shoots and other projects
• Redesigned both magazines to more effectively connect with their target audiences

Creative Director/Designer  |  CFQ Media  |  2005–2007
• Designed and branded critically acclaimed magazine Geek Monthly
• Devised and implemented website redesign resulting in 300% increase in web revenue

Associate Art Director  |  Sector 33  |  2003–2005
• Executed design and implementation of numerous web and print projects for multiple clients


Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts  |  Western Illinois University  |  2001 
• Major: Design
• Minor: Painting


President  |  AIGA (American Institute of Graphics Arts), Los Angeles  |  2014–present
• Set strategic vision and long term planning for the Los Angeles chapter of AIGA: The largest and most prestigious professional design association in the country. Motivate and support over 20 board members and 50 volunteers to provide ongoing value for 1,100 paying members. 

Vice President  |  AIGA Los Angeles  |  2012–2014
Board of Directors  |  AIGA Los Angeles  |  2011–2012
Jason Adam
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Art Direction, Creative Direction
Marcomm, Advertising
POST DATE: 01.15.2016
Los Angeles, CA
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