ADAM WISNIESKI

DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION + PRINTMAKING

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and printmaker living in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
I am currently a graphic designer for West Hartford Public Library and Connecticut State Colleges and Universities' Student Success Center where I develop and design materials for print and the web. I think I was always meant to do this work. I designed my first T-shirt when I was 4 years old for my nursery school. So what did I go to college to study? English! After that I worked as a reporter and freelance writer for about a decade before switching careers to design.
I think of 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 Kyuss or my favorite 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 all over, 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 writing 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).