ADAM R BROOKS
Well hello there. This is a sort of catch-all for the work I've done over the years.
Scroll through at your leisure. If you're looking for something specific, categories are below:
Artwork created to promote the Our Family brand around the Chicago area.
Part of an annual Holiday Values book.
Another section of the Holiday Values book.
Gateway Comm & Tech.
Series of newspaper ads created to generate interest in the school across diverse demographics, using symbols and icons which are understood by many people.
West Clermont Schools.
Signage created for the 2011 West Clermont Schools levy. Also used on buttons, lanyards, flyers, etc.
Mailer created to highlight the point that the bond issue failed by only 13 votes. It was a call to action for another upcoming election.
Mailer created to ask residents to come out and vote to support their schools. The tone was intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek.
Flier designed for a lecture about a family member's experiences in the Holocaust. The last photo taken before she boarded the train to the camp, the train car background, and imposing fonts were all used to elicit an unsettling ambiance.
Red House Painters.
Trifold CD-R package. The design reflects the band's melancholic, wistful sound.
The logo for a freelance design company a few friends and I tried to start. We went for something a little fun, a little ambiguous, and a concept we thought would be cool to explore.
Business cards. The back takes the milk carton theme further, complete with nutritional information.
A mock bench ad. The "lost kid" concept is carried here as well.
Logo designed for a music discovery site a friend and I started. We never made it too far, though — Spotify hit the U.S. not long after.
Portfolio designed and coded for a watercolor artist. The paintings have wistful, antiquarian qualities, and that was expressed in the site design. Visit the site.
Portfolio designed and coded for a sculptor. Her work is often very large and room-filling. To mimic this, the design requires the visitor to scroll in all directions to see the content. Visit the site.
An assortment of icons I've created for this or that.
You've made it this far, so here's a little about me.
I'm a midwestern friendly-type who's been enamored of graphic design for well over 10 years, and art in general for way longer than that. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's in Art & Technology, then went on to gain an associate's in Graphic Design. I've got an intrinsic thirst for knowledge, and I'm pretty much always looking to learn something, even when I'm not explicitly trying to do so. "Hm, I don't know—let me just look that up..."
In my free time, I'm usually working on some traditional illustration, on the hunt for increasingly hard to find music, catching up on an assortment of TV series and movies, hanging out with my family, or unsuccessfully trying to avoid yard work.
Now, let's talk! I'd love to hear from you.
I can be reached at the predictable email address of adam at adamrbrooks dot com.
(I apologize that isn't a link, but I'd get spammed every which way if it was.)