October 2023: Adobe MAX | Los Angeles, CA
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My favorite talks are a mix of personal story, mistakes to avoid, and a call to action. I seek to encourage creative audiences of all ages to make meaningful work, while keeping the tone conversational, realistic, and inclusive.
In my fast-paced, fun lectures, we dig into the emotional reality of being an artist type, find strength in our identity, and acknowledge the power we have to do a lot with a little (because things really are what you make of them).
"Adam lit up the main stage with his unique energy — a perfect storm of his strong personal vision, deep empathy, and incredible senses of timing and humor. When he speaks, his passion encourages every creative to tap into themselves and create the work they need to see in the world. At the conference, Adam participated with his whole heart, helping us make a better experience for every attendee while also strengthening the industry's values."
Bri Hermanson, President ICON11
“Adam completely embodies the spirit of his work, and brought incredible energy and authenticity to our conference’s main stage.”
Andrea Rosen, Adobe 99U Conference
"One of the most fun, inspiring and genuine talks we’ve had on the main stage. Adam’s ability to captivate an audience and bring it all home makes me wish we saved him for last."
Josh Horton, Creative Works Conference
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I love speaking to fun audiences wherever they're at – conferences, internal teams, schools, or creative retail activations. Eventually I will better organize the full list but here are some of the events and places I've spoken at before.
99U Conference, Adobe MAX, Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) tour, AIGA DC Design Week, Big Cartel, Creative Works Conference, DesignThinkers Toronto, Etsy, Facebook, GIPHY, Google, Graphika Manila, Hootsuite, HOW Live, ICA/Boston, ICON Conference, Kettle, Mailchimp, MassArt, MICA, MoMA, NGV Melbourne, OCADU, OFFF Barcelona, Pratt, RISD, SFMOMA, Shopify, Twitter, Wix, YouTube, and more