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An award-winning, hands-on advertising + marketing creative strategist with 10+ years of broad and diverse experience, and a proven record as an insightful conceptual and strategic problem-solver with an innate ability to lead and inspire! 

Adam is an international award-winning creative director born and raised in Toronto where an elementary school teacher recommended him for the newly created Claude Watson School for the Arts. He was accepted into the program where he studied a broad range of the arts – from traditional fine arts, music and sculpting to performing arts such as mime, theatre and dance, including ballet, Celtic and clogging (yes you read that correctly – clogging!) Adam toured Canada with the Claude Watson National Dance Troup for several years.

Later Adam continued to explore the arts studying advertising and marketing design as well as audio engineering and production.

In the field of music he boasts having recorded and co-engineered a gold record (Canadian) at his studio and as a creative director he has several Creative Awards from the Summit International Awards.

Currently Adam is the Marketing & Creative Director and head of the Creative and Strategy S.W.A.T. Team at Elite Digital and previously was the Marketing and Creative Director at yogen früz – a Canadian-owned international frozen yogurt and healthy snacks leader with over 1,400 locations in nearly 50 countries. Adam not only led the marketing and creative for the brand in North America but also trained international master franchisees when introducing the brand to new regions around the world.

Outside of the office Adam composes and produces hip hop, dub, house and jazz music and occasionally likes to deejay, spinning a nice mix of top 40, hip hop, house, old school, r+b and reggae.

Adam is a hybrid of creative+geek+strategist+leader who has mastered being a jack-of-all trades and the art of connecting the dots to produce seamlessly integrated and effective solutions.


CREATIVE + STRATEGIC 

A creative leader with extensive and deep client-side and supplier-side experience who consistently delivers highly-effective strategy-based creative ideas and solutions for international brands. 

MANAGEMENT 

Broad experience managing medium-sized teams of diverse personalities in deadline driven and exceptionally high-pressure environments, and successfully leading cross-functional team collaboration.

TECH/GEEK 

Well over a decade of coding websites, webapps and SQL databases so I am fluent in geek and understand UI, UX and the creative and strategic use and application of technology.


BLOOD, SWEAT + YEARS…

MARKETING + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
ELITE DIGITAL AGENCY
2016 – PRESENT . TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
STRATEGY / CREATIVE DIRECTION / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / CLIENT RELATIONS / BRANDING / DESIGN / SOCIAL / VIDEO / DIGITAL


CREATIVE DIRECTOR
BISHOP INTEGRATED
2015 – 2016 . TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
STRATEGY / CREATIVE DIRECTION / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BRANDING / DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / PHOTOGRAPHYSOCIAL / VIDEO / DIGITAL / CLIENT RELATIONS


MARKETING + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
YOGEN FRÜZ | YOGURTY’S | SWENSEN’S | JAMBA JUICE | SPE
2009 – 2015 . MARKHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA
STRATEGY / CREATIVE DIRECTION / BRANDING / DESIGNILLUSTRATION / PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO / DIGITAL / MOBILESOCIAL / BROADCAST / XM / OOH / CODING / SUPPLIER RELATIONS


CREATIVE / ART DIRECTOR
INTEGRATED OMNIMEDIA
2003 – 2009 . MARKHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA
STRATEGY / CREATIVE DIRECTION / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTBRANDING / DESIGN / CODING / ILLUSTRATION / PHOTOGRAPHYSOCIAL / DIGITAL / PRINT / CLIENT RELATIONS


ART DIRECTOR
RYA / WEBOLOGY INC.
2002 – 2003 . TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
STRATEGY / BRANDING / DESIGN / 3D ILLUSTRATION / PRINTDIGITAL / CODING


ART DIRECTOR + WEB APP DEVELOPER
NEXOLINK INC.
2000 – 2002 . MARKHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA
STRATEGY / BRANDING / DESIGN / PRINT / DIGITAL / CODING


CLIENTS / PARTNERSHIPS / ACCOUNTS

  • RBC
  • NINTENDO
  • MARVEL/DISNEY
  • ROGERS
  • RONA (HARDLINES.CA)
  • AMP/TYCO
  • WORLDSOURCE WEALTH
  • THE PICKLE BARREL
  • CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION


  • MAPLE LEAF FOODS (PRIME, SCHNEIDER'S)
  • YOGEN FRÜZ
  • SERRUYA PRIVATE EQUITY
  • FINGROWTH
  • SPC
  • OAK RIDGES MORAINE FOUNDATION
  • SONY MUSIC CANADA 
  • TD VISA
  • PEPSI

HONOURS
2015 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF MARKETING PROFESSIONALS

Awards Judge and Presenter


2015 SUMMIT CREATIVE AWARDS
Gold, Specialty Item “tügether forever”
Silver, Art Direction (Ad) “fabülous”
Silver, Poster Campaign “thank ü dad”
Silver, Packaging “tügo catering kit”
Silver, Vehicle Graphics “Yogurty’s Froyo Truck”
Silver, Trade Show Display “Yogurty’s Pop-up Shop”
Bronze, Consumer Campaign “Healthy Cüps”


2008 SUMMIT CREATIVE AWARDS
Silver, Illustration “laguna”
Bronze, Illustration “soccer”


2006 SUMMIT CREATIVE AWARDS
Silver, National Ad Campaign “fine print”
Bronze, National Ad Campaign “partners”

THINGS I DO REALLY WELL

• Adobe CreativeCloud (Ps, Ai, Id, Pr, etcetera)
• Audio Engineering and Production
• Advertising and Marketing Strategy and Design
• Video Production and Photography
• Illustration and Hand Lettering
• Presenting, Pitching and Training
• Identifying and Mentoring Talent
• Project Management
• Team Building and Leadership
• Programming Logic
• XM and Event Management
• UX, UI, HTML, CFML, JS, PHP, SQL

…MORE!


EDUCATION

ADVERTISING DESIGN
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

COLDFUSION (CFML)
ONLINE

MSSQL SERVER DATABASE DEVELOPMENT
ONLINE

PERL
ONLINE

AUDIO ENGINEERING & PRODUCTION
RECORDING ARTS PROGRAM OF CANADA
STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO, CANADA

GRAPHIC DESIGN
GEORGE BROWN
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

CLAUDE WATSON SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
VISUAL ARTS MAJOR
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA


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