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Sean Adams

Graphic Design
Integrated Studies
sadams@artcenter.edu
www.adamsmorioka.com

BIOGRAPHY

Sean Adams has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally in the ID40. Sean is AIGA national President, past AIGA national board member, and past President of AIGA Los Angeles. In 2014, he received the AIGA Medal, the highest honor in the graphic design profession. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Design Conference, and AIGA Fellow. Sean is a frequent lecturer and competition judge internationally. Adams is the author of Logo Design Workbook, Color Design Workbook, Masters of Design 1 and 2, and Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans.

EDUCATION

B.F.A. California Institute of the Arts 1986 Visual Communication
AIGA Harvard Business School 2002 Executive Education

WORK INCLUDES

AdamsMorioka, Inc.
Partner
Lynda.com
Author

CLIENTS INCLUDE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
National Park Service
Gap
Frank Gehry Partners
MTV Networks
Nickelodeon
Sundance
USC
The Walt Disney Company
Target
Natural History Museum
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

Solo exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2000
Design Indaba, Capetown, South Africa
2009
AIGA 365, CG, 50 Books, etc.
1994-2009
New York Art Director''''''''''''''''s Club
1994-2009
various, internationally
1994-2009

AWARDS INCLUDE

AIGA Medal
British Art Directors Club
New York Art Directors Club
AIGA Fellow
Benjamin Franklin Awards
International Design Conference at Aspen Fellow
Step 100
Graphis
How 100
AIGA 365, CG, 50 Books, etc.
ID 40

MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE

AIGA, National Ppresident
Art Director''''s Club
Type Director''''s Club

CLASSES

Comm Des 4: Identity Systems
Communication Design 1: Primer
IS:LGBTQ Organizatn Branding
Testlab Berlin: Basic German
Testlab Berlin: Studio 1
Testlab Berlin: Studio 2
Type 5: Transmedia
   
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