WE’RE NOT JUST ABOUT HOW SOMETHING LOOKS.

WE’RE ALL ABOUT HOW IT WORKS. WE CREATE SOLUTIONS. THAT WORK. BUILT FROM THE BOTTOM UP.  STRATEGIC. INSPIRED. ORIGINAL. AND FLAWLESSLY EXECUTED. SO OUR CLIENTS LOOK AMAZING.

SERVICES

WE PARTNER WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL BRANDS ON PROJECTS OF ALL TYPES AND SIZES.

We do it all, from A to Z: Advertising, Art Direction, Brand Positioning, Brand Strategy, Brand Identity, Design, Copywriting, Environmental Signage, Event Collateral, Illustration, Naming, Package Design, Photography, Print Collateral, Sales Center Graphics, Social Media Strategy, Social Media Content, Video Campaigns, Video Scripts, Web Design

AWARDS ARE LIKE ICEBERGS

BRILLIANT AND IMPRESSIVE. BUT BENEATH THE WATERLINE YOU’LL FIND A LOT OF DEEP THINKING, ENVELOPE PUSHING, DOODLING, AND PLAIN OLD HARD WORK. YES, WE LOVE AWARDS…  BUT WE LIVE FOR SEEING OUR CLIENTS SUCCEED BEYOND THEIR WILDEST DREAMS.

Adams Design has won numerous awards including 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, Best in Show at the New England Printer’s Association, International Paper and others.

LEADERSHIP

BRENDA ADAMS

Brenda Adams has been producing award-winning creative for over 35 years. She began her career in Dallas, TX, working at a large ad agency as Senior Art Director for 5 years. She then spent several years as Creative Director and Founding Partner in her own advertising/PR firm before moving to Boston in the late 1980s. After stints at some of the most influential agencies in New England, she opened Adams Design in 1990. Since then, Adams Design has become known for creative that is anything but ordinary, working with a select group of clients, all of whom value excellence, but who are as diverse as a small wine store and a multi-billion dollar luxury real estate development like Fan Pier.

Adams Design melds a strong sense of design with strategic marketing savvy and experience. What sets this boutique firm apart from other agencies is the way in which it does that, marrying bold language that is strategically on point with imagery and design that are intriguing and transformative.

Brenda leads a team of people who are not only experienced professionals at the top of their game. Everyone shares the same work ethic: Do it till it gets done, and do it till it’s right. Everyone shares as well a commitment to superior client service; email any team member at midnight, and they’ll probably answer you back! The core team is backed by great strategic partners, expanding Adams Design’s scope of unlimited services.

SEE THE PEOPLE WHO HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN

 

IRENE BERRY

Project Manager

Irene began her career in graphic design in London, England, and made the move to Boston in late 1984. She spent the first half of her 30 year career in Boston in print production, working at some of the finest agencies in Boston. With her supreme organizational skills and eye for detail it was an easy jump for Irene into traffic and project management. Applying her print production experience in her work, Irene keeps all jobs within our agency continuously moving, smoothly and efficiently, on time and within budget. 

SHELBY HYPES

Copywriter and Strategist

Shelby 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 power up a website.

SANDY ADAMS

Social Media Guru & Photographer

Sandy brings 20+ years experience working in corporate America in all stages; employee, manager, owner and client, as well as, various industries  With a strong background in photography and social media content, Sandy focuses on connecting your online brand with the right demographic.

BRIAN JOHNSON

Web Director

Adams Design has partnered with BKJ Productions for over 13 years on all of the sites that Adams Design has created making it a seamless experience for all our clients with the added value of having a graphic designer and a web developer on the same team. 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. BKJ Productions currently manages over 60 websites in the Boston area.

ANDREW BERRY

Studio Production Manager

Andrew Berry brings 30 years of pre-press experience in the industry to the table. He has directed graphics production groups in the fields of design, direct mail and advertising. A true perfectionist, he has played an integral part in the execution of award-winning creative. He has restructured and implemented electronic pre-press procedures for Traffic, Studio and Print Production departments in several high-profile Boston agencies. Andrew has extraordinary skills in the art of typography, computer aided design and illustration.

REBECCA MCGROTTY

Print Production Services

Rebecca has worked with Brenda since 1996 on all of Adams Design Boston print and packaging production. She has brainstormed with Brenda on many unique design ideas for large collateral folders, boxes and brochures that require specialized details in printing and bindery. Several projects over the years have won top awards in packaging and print for design, print and finishing. With more than 30 years in the commercial and fine art print industry, Rebecca utilizes her skills and knowledge to achieve the very best in printing techniques and specialized finishing in bindery operations.

CAMERON SPERANCE

EDITOR AND PROOFREADER

Cameron lends his eagle eye and proofing expertise toward 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 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.