Adam is an award-winning designer and strategist who leads many of Stamen’s user research and strategy engagements. He strives to use design as a means to improve people’s lives in ways large and small. His career spans both consulting and in-house roles including design, user research, strategy, usability testing and product management. He spent 10 years in leadership roles at the global design and innovation firm frog design and has worked on everything from kids’ toothbrushes to Mission Control for NASA.
He has written for Harvard Business Review and many other publications, and his book Innovation X was published in 2010. He’s spoken at conferences and led workshops around the world. He is an adjunct professor in the Design Leadership MA/MBA program jointly created by Maryland Institute College of Art and Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. He earned his BFA in Industrial Design from the California College of the Arts (and was named in the top 100 alumni of the school’s first century), and his MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago. He also does photography and is a collector of vintage Olivetti typewriters.