adam v schwartz [at] gmail [dot] com
Adam Schwartz is a creative director based in NYC, with a broad body of work in the digital space from more than 15 years working in New York and Los Angeles, including co-founding an e-commerce fashion company.
Adam is strong advocate of telling stories with digital experiences, engaging the user on all levels to produce work that shows us the next step in digital evolution. Adam’s experience with in-house brands like Tommy Hilfiger and USA Networks and has given him a unique insight into the challenges and rewards of working with large-scale corporate design. In addition to his in-house experience, Adam worked for agencies big and small on a range of clients and markets, including entertainment, hospitality and cultural institutions.
Adam also co-founded and successfully marketed an e-commerce clothing line, giving him deep experience with all areas of the e-commerce landscape, from the smallest coupon code to designing and coding an e-commerce website, developing advertisements and art directing fashion photoshoots.
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 undergraduate and graduate level, 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. Creative Director for Gilt Groupe and Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth
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
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2016-present
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 Department
Full-time Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton College of Communication, Department of CommunicationWinter 2009
Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts
Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton College of the Arts, Department of Art Summer
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 Art
Teaching Assistant, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
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