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Adam Decker

  • Executive Designer – Founder at Adam Decker Designs
  • Oceanside, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Graphic Designer at Yardi
  • CEO and Creative Director at Ampersand Creative Group

Education

San Diego State University, Bachelors of Science, Multimedia – Graphic Design

Background

Summary

Develop ideas beyond their creative threshold and deliver a product so technically and aesthetically perfect that it exceeds all objectives.

Experience

  • 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.

  • Graphic Designer

    Yardi

    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

    Locbit

    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

    WDM Group

    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

    Vionic

    2011 – April 2012Kerny Mesa – San Diego

    Managed Design and Development of Vionic Brand websites

    Recommendations (1)
  • Lead Graphic Designer

    GNP Frames

    January 2010 – January 2011(1 year)

    Lead Graphic Design department, including development and design.

  • Community Coach

    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.

  • Photographer’s assistant

    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.

Education

  • 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

Languages

  • English

  • Some Spanish

Publications

  • Business Review Canada

    Carlsbad, CA
    Authors (1):
    • Adam Decker

Skills & Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Reference Manuals
  • Yardi
  • Branding
  • Layout
  • SEO
  • Brochures
  • Graphic Design
  • CSS
  • Pre-press
  • Illustrator
  • Creative Direction
  • Functional Design
  • Online Marketing
  • Photography
  • Print Collateral
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Magazines
  • Digital Marketing
  • Corporate Branding
  • Spanish
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Apparel
  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Packaging Design
  • WordPress
  • Proficient in all Adobe Design Software
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Wide Format Printing
  • Signs
  • Web Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Networking
  • Email Marketing

Certifications

  • Javascript, HTML, and CSS Graduate – Udacity

    Udacity, License

    February 2014

Organizations

  • AIGA

    December 2009 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Behavioral coach for children with Autism

    Community Coaching Center

    January 2007 – Present(12 years 9 months)

    Very fullfilling