…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.

this_is_englandI just finished watching this on NetFlix instant viewing, and it was well worth my two hours.  This was a really, really impressive film. The cinematography was fantastic, the acting was spot on, and the storyline flowed with such ease that the movie was over before I realized it. Kudos to director Shane Meadows.  I spent a bit of my high school years friends with a group of skins here in north Jersey, obviously not that I was by any means part of their crew, but I knew enough of them and listened to enough of the music to gain an understanding of what they were all about; I knew enough to say that this film got it right. They weren’t portrayed as a bunch of meathead racists running rampant through the streets, but the discussion throughout the film touched on the nationalistic mentality of some, and the strong stance that others had against those views. Don’t get me wrong, this film was by no means a documentary of the skinhead movement during the 80s, but it used enough of the reality (or enough to fool me, since I wasn’t exactly living in GB in the 80s to know) to ground the story in a believable way.  The acting was so effortless that it really stopped being acting—it was simply like watching a true group of loyal friends and most importantly, the agony of an 11 year old boy’s (Shaun’s) search for friendship, played by Thomas Turgoose. For more information, visit the official site for This Is England.

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