"Adam is one of the most creative thinkers and writers I've worked with in my career. He looks at every project the way he looks at the world, with curiosity. I highly recommend him on any creative team as a valuable perspective and true problem solver."
-John Swisher, ECD/Partner at Ronin Advertising Group
"Having known Adam for many years and working with him recently, I have a great perspective on his abilities. What I like most about working with Adam is that he doesn't blast you with with opinion, but when he's called upon to work through creative, his ideas are fresh and fast. He's a tireless teammate."
-Michael Killen, Director/Writer/Co-Creator at ABC's Downward Dog
"I have had the pleasure of working with Adam on many broadcast commercials. He's been a true collaborator with a very clear vision, and our productions together have always netted great results. Producing TV spots is an evolution that takes twists and turns. It is very important to be able to adjust to the demands of the clients to complete that evolution and Adam is a master without compromise. I look forward to working with him on many more projects."
-John Ficalora, Executive Producer at Bridge Street Films
"Adam started at MARC USA while in college as an intern and continued with us after. His main role was writing copy for two of our national AOR clients, while also doing great work on a number of other projects and pro bono accounts. Addtionally, Adam provided outstanding assistance to our broadcast department doing video, TV and radio production. In both of these roles, he effectively and collaboratively worked through very aggressive timelines with many distribution channels. Adam was professional, a team player, and enthusiastic on each and every project, whether large or small. Over the years I've seen Adam further develop the broad skills which he learned while working in MARC USA teams. Adam has tremendous creative director capabilities because of his well rounded experience. He is a passionate advocate and brand steward for the organization and brands he represents. I highly recommend Adam for his professionalism and skill."
-Michele Fabrizi, President/CEO at MARC USA
"Creative, smart, focused and committed are just a few words to characterize Adam and his work. It was a pleasure and great learning experience working with him at Starlight. I managed the Great Escapes Program (special events) in Los Angeles County and relied heavily on Adam to brand and market the program. With a very limited budget he was able to market the program successfully on both a local and national level. Adam is big picture thinker and a passionate person who believes in his work and organizations he supports. I look forward to future opportunities that will allow us to work together again!"
-Kristina McCoy, Program Officer at The Annenberg Foundation
"Smart, dedicated, committed, resourceful, big picture thinker, no nonsense -- these are words that sum up Adam and his work at Starlight. I've had the honor of working with Adam the past 5 years and as Creative Director he's contributed to the direction of Starlight's vision via campaigns (digital and print) and has led efforts to build our brand and consistency across our regions. If you need someone on your team who will help think about your brand differently and help you think about how you're communicating it, Adam is your guy."
-Claudia Linh Sakamoto, Director/Digital Channels/Marketing Communications at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
"For four years, I have depended on Adam to produce a wide variety of creative elements for our region's fundraising and communications. He is always able to translate our vision for a project, add his own healthy dose of creative and technical expertise, and deliver a product that exceeds expectations, well ahead of deadlines! His laser focus, incredible talent, genuinely supportive manner and proven ability to collaborate with diverse (often remote) teams make him an exemplary Creative Director."
-Mark Ford, Principal at Arete Consultants, LLC
"Adam and I joined Starlight Children’s Foundation in February 2006 and together, we were charged with building a brand and bringing a new level of quality to Starlight’s communications vehicles across the United States. From day one, he has invested his heart, soul and many, many hours of time to ensure that Starlight’s creative face and brand image are put forth in the most professional and polished way possible. He is a gifted graphic designer; skilled layout artist; talented advertising copywriter, print designer and tv/radio producer; and perhaps most importantly, a leader with a commitment to quality work product and the overall good of the organization that never waivers. It hasn’t always been easy! Together we’ve wrestled to unify our U.S. brand with that of our global affiliates, instill consistency among independent U.S. chapters that often resist adhering to brand guidelines, and create million dollar results with a zero-dollar budget. But even in the most difficult times, Adam has continued to produce creative, high quality work and to advocate for changes and decision making that will best serve the organization.
Because I both admire Adam’s work and thoroughly enjoy working with him, I’ve also brought him in as a creative lead on a variety of consulting projects. My clients have been consistently thrilled with his work. I hope to have the opportunity to continue to collaborate with Adam for many years and look forward to seeing what amazing things we can accomplish together in the future."
-Wendi Littlefield, Marketing Communications/Brand Journalism/Social Impact Leader/Children's Book Author
"Adam is a talented professional with the ability to tie together creative with marketing and business goals. He and I worked together on campaigns for national clients with demanding sales and market share goals, as well as local non-profits looking to increase fundraising or volunteer participation. Regardless of the magnitude of the project, Adam was the consummate professional: prepared, brought good ideas to the table, and saw every job through from beginning to end. Perhaps his most outstanding features is his pleasant personality, which gives him the ability to work with anyone, and his reliability, which meant that he was someone everyone always wanted on their project."
-Sonia Gill Bembic, Marketing Lead Analyst at Evoqua Water Technologies
"Adam is an invaluable asset to have on your team. He is creative, flexible, a problem-solver and an out of the box thinker. He has helped me with several of the accounts I manage by quickly creating logos or branding images that merge two companies’ efforts together. He has also been instrumental in designing hard copy and electronic invitations, promotional materials, annual reports, newsletters, and other marketing materials. His work is clean, uncluttered and beautifully designed. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any design or marketing needs you may have."
-Angel Montanez, Senior Director/Operations at Pancreatic Cancer Action Network