- Executive Designer – Founder at Adam Decker Designs
- Oceanside, California, United States
- Graphic Designer at Yardi
- CEO and Creative Director at Ampersand Creative Group
San Diego State University, Bachelors of Science, Multimedia – Graphic Design
Lead Graphic Designer, Founder
Adam Decker Designs
October 2018 – Present(1 year)Oceanside, CA
Creatively produce practical and effective design solutions that achieve results and exceed expectations for my diversified portfolio of clientele.
September 2015 – September 2018(3 years)Santa Barbara, California Area
Worked at Yardi’s Headquarters in sunny Santa Barbara, California to manage the design outcome of multiple Yardi products and services. Worked with the Marketing and Design Team to produce a wide range of graphic, web and marketing deliverables that included web presence, email marketing campaigns, packaging design, trade show booth graphics and accessories, brochures, print mailer invites, annual print and digital ad campaign concepts and creation. It was my duty to autonomously maintain overall brand consistency and adaptation for all products I managed.
CEO and Creative Director
Ampersand Creative Group
March 2013 – September 2015(2 years 6 months)San Diego, CA
Ampersand Creative is a freelance graphic and web design agency that I created to facilitate small business owners with branding, graphic, and web design services. I focus on delivering effective and functional design to give businesses a creative edge when showcasing their professional presence. My clients include Amsterdam Live on Stage, Stoked Surf Lessons (Byron Bay, Aus), Fashion Week San Diego, Electric Car Insider, Locbit.com and ProTrainer Surf.
Lead Graphic and Web Designer
Electric Car Insider
October 2012 – January 2014(1 year 3 months)San Diego, CA
As the Lead Graphic and Web Designer, I managed all design and production for the brand’s multiple platforms. I managed and created all print and digital collateral, which included large format printing, marketing print and web collateral, website design and development, apparel design and a quarterly, printed publication that is still distributed nationally.
Chief Creative Officer
March 2013 – December 2013(9 months)
Manage all creative direction for brand identity, front-end web presence, UI/UX design for all digital applications, and all print and marketing collateral.
Magazine Designer for Business Review Canada
January 2012 – August 2012(7 months)Carlsbad, CA
Manage all design and production for Business Review Canada, a 500 page monthly editorial. I was given the opportunity to work with writers, editors, photographers and ad designers to organize all content from them and single-handedly manage layout, design and production to ensure publication was released by deadline.
Graphic and Web Designer
2011 – April 2012Kerny Mesa – San Diego
Managed Design and Development of Vionic Brand websites
Lead Graphic Designer
January 2010 – January 2011(1 year)
Lead Graphic Design department, including development and design.
Community Coaching Center
February 2007 – January 2011(3 years 11 months)
My position as a community coach is to teach and strengthen appropriate social behaviors among school aged children on the autism spectrum while promoting autism inclusion inside the community.
Inner Light Photography
2010 – 2011
Understand the entire process of client based photography and photo shoots. Handle lighting, assist model management, manage setting/props, prepare cameras, tracks and other equipment and prep locations.
Del Mar Beach Lifeguard
Del Mar Lifeguard Association
March 2004 – September 2009(5 years 6 months)
Maintained beach safety of all personnel on the beach and in the water.
San Diego State University
Bachelors of Science, Multimedia – Graphic Design
2005 – 2009
Dean’s List Spring and Fall 2009, Semester Abroad at University of Canberra – Australia
Activities and Societies
Entrepreneurial Management Center, Keeping the Art Department Alive Committee
University City High School
High School Diploma
2001 – 2005
Business Review Canada
Skills & Expertise
- Reference Manuals
- Graphic Design
- Creative Direction
- Functional Design
- Online Marketing
- Print Collateral
- Adobe Illustrator
- Digital Marketing
- Corporate Branding
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Marketing Strategy
- Packaging Design
- Proficient in all Adobe Design Software
- Social Media
- Wide Format Printing
- Web Design
- Social Media Marketing
- Social Networking
- Email Marketing
December 2009 – Present
Volunteer Experience & Causes
Behavioral coach for children with Autism
Community Coaching Center
January 2007 – Present(12 years 9 months)