Hi, I'm Adé
Art Director • Designer • Letterer
I am a designer & adventurer based in Chicago, IL. I love letters and floral shirts (and a few other things, too). I have the wonderful job of using my hands to blend the beautiful with the practical. Doing more than pushing pixels, I get to take ideas and turn them into something physical. I truly enjoy designing and the process it involves. Let's create something together!
I'm not one for résumés, but if you're interested in seeing mine, you can download it here.
Oh, and it's pronounced "ah-day"
I collaborated with my friend Sophia Brown to create a bandana for Earth Day. Each bandana is hand pulled by Sophia so opacity and texture variations will occur. Show some love for your Mother (Earth).
Screen printed on 100% cotton.
Dimensions: ~20" x 21"
A series of 18" x 18" prints designed for DryHop's Whiskey + Art event in Chicago. This series explores the conflicting ideas of the deep-seated human desires to explore the cosmos, and our overall need to believe. Inspired by Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space’, I sought to question why we are so interested in space, and how that affects what we believe in.
Limited edition. Signed and numbered.
A painted series featuring personal thoughts and doubts of being an artists. Each panel is completely covered with hand-written thoughts then collaged and painted over until almost completely covered up. Acrylic and metallic paint pens on 6" x 6", 10" x 10", and 20" x 20" wood panels.
Series of 3 panels. 1 of 1.
Ocean Spray, ALDI, Nike, PayPal, eBay Inc., Three Run Two, MilkPEP, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, OutCold Marketing, Sprout Social, Shinola Detroit, Fourth is King, and Pedigree.
Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers (April 2017) - Moderator
Creative South (April 2017) - Speaker
Ladies, Wine & Design Lettering Workshop (February 2017) - Instructor
UNC Charlotte Communication Design (October 2016) - Guest Lecturer
UNC Charlotte Concepts (October 2016) - Guest Lecturer
DePaul University (October 2016) - Guest Lecturer
Shinola Mother's Day Lettering (May 2016) - Guest Artist
Shinola Love Notes (February 2016) - Guest Artist
AIGA Charlotte Lettering Workshop - (November 2015) - Instructor
UNC Charlotte Concepts (November 2015) - Guest Lecturer
UNC Charlotte Graphic Design 2 (November 2015) - Guest Lecturer
Top Con 2015 (November 2015) - Speaker
Typeforce 8 (2017)
DryHop Whiskey + Art (2015
Typeforce 5 (2014))
Illuminated Narratives (2012)