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design company executive

Sean A. Adams, American design company executive. Recipient Award of Distinction, International Design Annual Review, 1992, 96, 99, ACD 100 award American Center for Design, 1992, 93, 95, 98, Idaho 40 award International Design magazine, 1996; fellow International Design Conference, Aspen, 1995.


Adams, Sean A. was born on July 19, 1964 in Reno. Son of Sherman Russell Adams and Sylvia Ruth Fry-Flint.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, California Institute of Arts, Valencia, 1986.


Senior designer New York Public Library., New York City, 1986-1989. Creative director ArtCoast magazine, Los Angeles, 1989. Design director April Greiman, Inc., 1989-1993.

Founding partner AdamsMorioka, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, since 1993. Faculty Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, 1993-1995, California Institute of Arts, Valencia, since 1996. Member nominating committee Chrysler Award for Design and Innovation, since 1998.

Member design council Appleton Papers, since 1998. Member advisory board Filmforum, since 1994. Representative Pan-American International Design Conference, Buenos Aires, 1997.


Member American Institute Graphic Arts (national advisory board, finance committee, medalist committee, development committee, chair nominating committee 1994-1996, co-chair equal opportunity initiative 1992-1994), American Institute of Graphic Arts Los Angeles (vice president events 1989-1993, president 1993-1995).


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Sherman Russell Adams

Sylvia Ruth Fry-Flint