ADAM WISNIESKI

GRAPHIC DESIGNER + ILLUSTRATOR + WRITER

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and writer living in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
After graduating from Manhattan College as an English major in 2007, I worked as a reporter and freelance writer in New York and Connecticut. In 2017, I shifted my career to visual design. I have a graphic production certificate from Paier College of Art. I am currently a graphic designer for West Hartford Libraries where I develop and design materials for print and the web.
I have experience creating graphics for small businesses, community groups, bands and record labels.
I think of graphic design as a continuation of my writing career. I approach it the same way: 
1. Do a ton of research.
2. Brainstorm ideas with pencil and paper.
3. Bring those ideas to life with a computer.
4. Get feedback and edit, edit, edit.

5. Spellcheck! Factcheck!
6. Send out to the world.
I typically do all of this while listening to very loud music. A great night for me is screenprinting a gig poster in my studio while blasting Thee Oh Sees or the greatest band of all time, the Minutemen.
While my focus now is to tell stories visually, I am proud of my writing. My work has appeared in news outlets including CBS News, WNYC, City Limits, The Hartford Courant, Re/Code, The Crime Report, New York Press, The Riverdale Press, The Connecticut Health I-Team, The New Haven Register and more. I’ve received support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE). My work has been recognized by the New York Press Association and Local Media Association.
I also play music. I'm the bass player for Poor Lily and Lightning Crabs and the drummer for The Los Hot Quesos.
To know me best, listen to some of my all-time favorite songs:

Me and the little guy in Acadia (2019).