ADAM W.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER + ILLUSTRATOR + WRITER

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and writer based in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
If I could be sponsored by a company — the way athletes and metal drummers are affiliated with shoe companies and drum stick companies — I’d want it to be Ticonderoga pencils. I’ve been using them my entire life, filling notebooks with endless sketches and ideas. It's easier to think with a pencil than a computer. It's how I approach writing in my career as a journalist and how I approach design in my career lane change to graphics.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from Manhattan College in the Bronx. Yes, I like Chaucer.
From 2008 to 2018, I worked as a journalist in New York and Connecticut. My articles appeared in a variety of news outlets including CBS News, WNYC, Re/Code, City Limits, The Crime Report, City & State, New York Press, The Riverdale Press, The Connecticut Health I-Team, The Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register and many more. My work has been recognized by the New York Press Association, Local Media Association and Suburban Newspapers of America. I conducted investigations with the support of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) and Long Island University's George Polk Investigative Reporting Fellowship.
I've interviewed mayors, NBA players, Nobel Prize winners, jazz legends and even one of my all-time heroes, the great Mike Watt. While I continue to write, I've shifted my career to graphics, illustration and web design. In 2018, I earned a graphic production certificate from Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT. I make posters, logos, animations, silkscreen collages, flyers and websites.
I play bass in Poor Lily and Lightning Crabs, drums in The Los Hot Quesos and guitar in Adam Wisnieski Exploded.
To read my journalism, my full portfolio is available at MuckRack. Also check out my LinkedIn.
To know me best, listen to some of my all-time favorite songs: