adam v schwartz [at] gmail [dot] com


Adam Schwartz is a creative lead based in NYC, with a broad body of work spanning across digital, print, video and events.

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 of Design for Saks, the premier digital platform for luxury fashion.

Associate Vice President, Design, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

Senior Design Director, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York

Senior Creative Director, Gilt Groupe, Inc., New York

Design Director, Gilt Groupe, Inc., New York

Digital Art Director, Tommy Hilfiger North America , New York

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

January 2002-August 2002
Designer USA Networks, New York

August 2000-October 2001
Designer, Assemblages, New York

September 1998-May 1999
Artist Assistant, filmmaker 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 Communication Winter 2009
Lecturer, California Institute of the Arts

Lecturer, California State University, Fullerton College of the Arts, Department of Art Summer 2008
Part-time faculty, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Future Initiatives (SCI-FI) Postgraduate Program

Adjunct Professor, University of California, Irvine Claire Trevor School of Art

Teaching Assistant, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Master of Fine Arts
California Institute of the Arts, Program in Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging

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