CONTACT
adam v schwartz [at] gmail [dot] com

BIOGRAPHY

Adam Schwartz is a creative lead based in NYC, with a broad body of work spanning more than two decades.

Adam is a strong advocate of telling multi-channel, multi-platform stories, encompassing the full 360º of the consumer experience.  He has unique experience across the full range of the industry, working in-house at several leading brands, for agencies big and small, and in a variety of markets, including fashion, entertainment, hospitality and cultural institutions – lastly, co-founding 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 Associate Vice President, Design for Saks Fifth Avenue

EDUCATION
2004
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
2019-present
AVP, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York
2018-2019
Sr. Design Director,
Saks Fifth Avenue, New York
2016-2018
Sr. Creative Director, Gilt Groupe, Inc., New York

2015-2016
Design Director, Gilt Groupe, Inc., New York

 2011-2015
Digital Art Director, Tommy Hilfiger North America , New York

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

2005-2011
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


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010
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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