Me + Honors

Adam Ladd is a graphic designer with high sensitivity to foundational design principles. Straight up concepts and spit and polish. Work includes: logo and identity design, posters, brochures, information graphics, environmental graphics, graphic illustration, typeface design, multi-page layouts, brand identity consulting. Clients include: not-for-profits (e.g. Staten Island Arts) to global brands (e.g. Pampers). Experience includes: contracted client work, freelance, in-house design departments, and industry-recognized design work, writings, videos, and blog.



“Fresh Impressions on Brandmarks (from my 5-year-old)”

A video I created about brand logos through the observant eyes of a child gained 1,000,000 views in 1 week and international recognition amongst design and business communities.


LogoLounge Book

Two of my logo designs are published in the eighth edition of the popular LogoLounge book series.


HOW Design “Top 10 Sites for Designers”

My blog, Hi CONTRAST, was chosen as a “Top 10 Sites for Designers” by HOW Design for February 2011 and has gathered 100,000 pageviews in 12 months.


"Work for Money, Design for Love" Book

My experience as an identity designer is featured in David Airey's book "Work for Money, Design for Love."


Brand New

My logo redesign for Potty Mouth Soap was featured on the popular design site, Brand New, receiving “Great” reviews.


Creative Bloq Contributor

I am part of the Creative Bloq contributor network for design articles. A sister company to Computer Arts.


"Logopond: Identity Inspiration" Book

Featured in this book is my Potty Mouth Soap logo.

My writings about logo design were featured on the homepage; this article achieved Expert Author status in the category of business: branding.


AIGA Cincinnati’s "All About Freelance" Panelist

Spoke as a panelist about the business of freelance design to students and professionals.


AIGA Cincinnati’s Senior Portfolio Day Reviewer

Volunteered as a reviewer of graduating seniors from design programs to provide critiques, feedback, and insights.