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Sean Adams

Sean Adams Sean Adams is a fulltime faculty member at Art Center College of Design. He was a founding partner of the noted firm, AdamsMorioka. He is the current national president of AIGA, and the only two-term AIGA national president in the organization's 100-year history. Adams has served on the AIGA national board three times, and was AIGA Los Angeles president.

In 2014, Adams was awarded the AIGA Medal, the highest honor in the profession. He is an AIGA Fellow, and Fellow of the International Design Conference at Aspen. Adams is an author of multiple magazine columns and several bestselling books. He has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally in the ID40, and one of the top ten most influential designers working today by GDUSA.

His blog, burningsettlerscabin, is regularly listed one of the ten best design blogs in the United States. Adams is an onscreen author with courses on design, branding, and design history for lynda.com. Adams' clients have included the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Adobe, Gap, The Metropolitan Opera, Frank Gehry Associates, Richard Meier Associates, Nickelodeon, USC, Sundance, and Disney.
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  • view course page for  Foundations of Branding for Designers

    Learn about the history of branding and the key elements involved in designing a brand, from conducting market research to creating logos and identity systems.

    1h 38m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Graphic Design History

    Focuses on the hows and whys of graphic design history, from Art Nouveau to new wave, detailing the development and evolution of specific styles, techniques, and genres.

    2h 16m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Layout and Composition: Marketing Collateral

    Learn how to design compelling and effective marketing collateral, including brochures, business cards, posters, media kits, and promotional pieces like holiday cards and swag.

    1h 43m
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  • view course page for Insights on Graphic Design

    Celebrated designer and AIGA president Sean Adams shares his sources of inspiration, hints for staying on top of trends, and advice for new designers.

    32m 14s
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  • view course page for Foundations of Layout and Composition

    Learn how to create stronger, clearer, more attention-grabbing designs by understanding the how, why, and when of layout and composition.

    1h 35m
    Beginner
     
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“All of the instructors you have for graphics/3D/animation are great! Many of them remind me of the wonderful professors I have at my college, just a LOT more mobile!” —Michael M.
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