…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.

Oscar Albis Rodriguez, from De La Hoya/Nakatomi Plaza fame, approached me to design and illustrate the new s/t Ghost Robot Ninja Bear LP. Starting from scratch, with some jumping points from the arigato pak from Sire Press that I originally designed, I took some visual cues from the 2-color EP design, but progressed into a full color illustration at size for a 12″. At this point, we’ve only released it on CD (in a beautifully printed digipac by Disc Makers), but there just might be some vinyl in the future (fingers crossed).

When talking with Oscar, his general creative direction was to take the Pollock-esque treatment of the Stone Roses’ covers, but bring in some elements of a favorite punk rock show flyer of his. The result was a combination of highly saturated colors, intensely detailed (and eye-destroying) illustration, and a super-chaotic vibe. It was an intense process of hand-built illustration, custom texturing, digital coloring, and ego-destroying self-critique (actually, welcome to my usual working process). It’s always an intense journey, but sometimes it’s just a bit more obvious where my time was spent. Enjoy the Photos below! (be sure to click “continue reading” to see the full collection)

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