Yes, we love to win awards, who doesn’t? In the past year, we have received awards from
Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, The New England Prism Awards, The New England Museum
Association, and Best in Show at The New England Printer’s Award Show. And that’s just this past year.
But we feel like we’re always winners because we really love what we do and we’re really good at it.
Winning awards is just the icing on the cake.
Our leadership is comprised of a unique blend of creative thinkers and technology experts committed
to delivering world-class digital and design solutions. We’re all senior level creatives who are dedicated to
giving our clients extraordinary creative and unmatched customer service.
Since founding Adams Design in 1990, Brenda has consistently produced and led award-winning work in many areas of advertising and design. She is dedicated to creating client success through high-quality, intelligent, on-target creative. Her 35 years experience as an ad agency art director and designer and partner in an advertising/PR firm in Dallas, coupled with her years of experience in Boston ad agencies and at the helm of her own firm, have given Brenda great depth of creative experience as well as expertise on the sales and account sides of a project.
Brenda has led the creative team and won awards from the Dallas Tops Awards, Print’s Regional Design Annual Southwest and Northeast, New England Hatch Awards, The Creative Club of Boston, The New England Museum Association, The New England Prism Awards, The New England Printer’s Association, and International Paper.
Irene has 25 years experience in the advertising and graphic design industry. She began her career in London, England, working for Michael Peters Design; she moved to Boston in 1984. where she acquired her print production and project management skills. Irene has worked for some of the largest agencies in New England on both the advertising and graphic design side. She has been with Adams Design since 2005 and uses her supreme communication and organization skills to keep our projects moving through — fast, on time and within budget.
Strategist and CopywriterShelby has partnered with Brenda since 1990 in the dual capacity of writer and strategist. This reflects her unusual background; she holds an MBA in Marketing from the Darden School, University of Virginia, and has served in senior marketing positions for both agencies and consumer companies. As a writer, her versatility extends to all media and many industries, including real estate, health care and financial services. She is also well versed in the nuances of SEO and the ways words can powerup a website.
Brian K. Johnson
Brian has been creating interactive media since 2001. Even before the Internet was well known, he saw the potential in digital media, creating informational products in HyperCard and Macromedia Director. Prior to that, he spent seven years in traditional print-based design, giving him a keen sensitivity to the nuances of design and branding. Today, Brian is known for highly functional, user-friendly websites, smart phone applications and other creative applications of the latest technology.
Copy Editor and Proofreader
Cameron turns his eagle eye and proofing expertise on combatting pesky typos and awkward grammar when reviewing copy. His experience as a writer and journalist means his editing skills come highly valued. Since graduating from Boston College in 2011, Cameron has been a writer of all trades. He has reported entertainment and business news for the Boston Herald, covered the restaurant industry for various publications like Scene, and provided a precise editor’s eye on marketing projects for various companies throughout New England.
Andrew Berry brings 30 years of pre-press experience in the industry to the table. A true perfectionist, he has played an integral part in the execution of award-winning creative. Andrew has extraordinary skills in the art of typography, computer-aided design and illustration. He has extensive knowledge of software applications, hardware and systems maintenance. This expertise combined with his work ethic, attention to detail, and creativity, makes him a valuable member of the team.
Social Media Guru
Jenna joins the Adams Design team with over 10 years of digital marketing experience ranging from Simon Property Group to local Boston area businesses and non-profits. Focusing on Facebook and Instagram, Jenna offers our clients a thoughtful and customized approach to social media, from creating a social media strategy to full platform management.
Print Production Manager
Rebecca has worked with Brenda since 1996 on all of Adams Design’s print and packaging production. She has brainstormed with Brenda on many unique design ideas for large pieces of collateral including folders, boxes and brochures that require specialized printing and bindery. On one such project, she searched the country to find just the right color parts to create a custom tassel from pieces sewn together to achieve the perfect look for the Mandarin Oriental Residences box. She also worked with a box company to create a special, oversized die to deboss large areas on that box. Pushing the envelope is her specialty.
Several of those projects over the past years have won top awards for design, print and finishing with the highest honors in the paper and printing industries. With more than 30 years in the commercial and fine art printing industry, Rebecca utilizes her skills and knowledge to achieve the very best in printing techniques and specialized finishing in bindery operations.