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Adam Schwartz is a creative lead based in NYC, with a broad body of work in the digital and physical retail space from two decades working in New York and Los Angeles, including co-founding an e-commerce fashion company.

Adam is a strong advocate of telling multi-channel, multi-platform stories, encompassing the full 360º of the consumer experience, across brick & mortar stores, digital spaces, events, advertising and video. Adam’s experience with in-house brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Gilt, as Sr. Creative Director, has given him a unique insight into the challenges and rewards of working with leading digital environments. In addition, Adam has worked for agencies big and small on a range of clients and markets, including entertainment, hospitality and cultural institutions, and co-founded an e-commerce fashion company of his own to synthesize all these experiences.

Adam has had the honor of being faculty at a number of colleges and universities in New York and California. He has taught studio classes in graphic design, web design and photography, at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), University of California-Irvine, Pace University, California State University at Fullerton and the Southern California Institute for Architecture (SCI-Arc), among others.

Adam has published and presented academic research and exhibited artwork in the US and abroad. He is currently the Sr. Design Director for Saks Fifth Avenue


Master of Fine Arts California Institute of the Arts, Program in Art2000
Bachelor of Fine Arts New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging

Sr. Design Director,
Saks Fifth Avenue, New York
Sr. Creative Director, Gilt Groupe, Inc., New York

Design Director,
Gilt Groupe, Inc., New York

Digital Art Director, Tommy Hilfiger North America , New York

June 2010- November 2011
Interactive Designer The New School, New York

Co-founder/Director of Marketing Every Little Counts, Los Angeles/Brooklyn

January 2002-August 2002
Designer USA Networks, New York

August 2000-October 2001
Designer, Assemblages, New York

April 2000-August 2000
Junior Designer, Manhattan Marketing Ensemble, New York

September 1998-May 1999
Artist Assistant, Jem Cohen

Adjunct Professor, Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Art Department2008-2009
Full-time Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton College of Communication, Department of CommunicationWinter 2009
Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts2006-2008
Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton College of the Arts, Department of Art Summer2008
Part-time faculty, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Future Initiatives (SCI-FI) Postgraduate Program2006-2007
Adjunct Professor, University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of Art2003-2004
Teaching Assistant, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

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