…I am Ed.
My name is Ed Adams, and I’m a designer, an illustrator, an artist, and if you want to play the title game - I’m an Art Director. I work in the NJ / NYC metro area and create things that people look at everyday; on the street and on the internet, I’ve worked on projects with the big budgets of fortune 500s to less lucrative jobs for bands and record labels. I thrive on both print and interactive; I’m able to handle everything from concept to flash development and I can act as a liaison between creative and technology with my working knowledge of both backend and frontend code [hopefully saving everyone a few years on their life expectancy]. I’m painfully organized, obsessed with “a christmas story”, and I can’t stand it when my glass coffee table has smudges. Ultimately, it all comes down to one thing: I love to make pictures.

If you’d like to talk about what kind of picture you need made [static or interactive], or you just want to talk about my typography, drop me a line at ed[at]flickertoflame.com and we can sit down, drink some tea, and have a chat.

Plus, you can always track my every move @ twitter (if I’m not being lazy) or head on over to LinkedIn for more professional info. Plus, you can always view the main purpose of flickertoflame.com: my portfolio.

The Job FolderI’ve been meaning to get this online as a free download for quite a long time now. What I’m sharing with you is a year and a half worth of folder-naming, structure-creating, reorganiz-ing, refinement of my freelance job folder structure. Exciting, right? Honestly though, this seemingly simple piece of organization is what keeps me sane on a daily basis — keeping my projects in order, my navigation easier, and my gray hairs to an absolute minimum. It may seem too minimal to really be that much of a help, but let me tell you, the amount of time I save in the long run by being painfully organize up-front is huge. Honestly, I have no way of measuring just how much time is saved, and Google Analytics has yet to offer me that feature in a nice organize bar-graphed manner, but I feel better about myself when I keep this stuff in some sort of a logical structure. You may find that some folders and titles aren’t working for your needs, but it’s as simple as a rename or deletion to keep your jobs intact. This will at least get some of the freelancers out there started on a new-found life of organized chaos, and over time, it can (and should) be edited to fit your needs. For now, I can say that everything has its place and I believe I’ve narrowed it down to all of the essentials, but then again, that could change tomorrow. (This same logic is why I don’t have any tattoos.) Download the job folder .zip file here.

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