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Adam Ispas

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THE GROSSBAUER GROUP
CHICAGO IL AND CHESTERTON IN

As Creative Director for The Grossbauer Group, an integrated marketing agency with offices in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Adam Ispas leads a close-knit design team in creating and executing award-winning branding, print and multimedia campaigns. Along with designers Sarah Bane and Amanda Jozaitis, Adam has developed close creative relationships with clients representing diverse fields of professional interest, both nationally in the community they live in and serve. Born and raised near the shores of Lake Michigan, Adam enjoys the opportunity to both work and live in two very different environments: the wooded lake culture of Northwest Indiana and the vibrant, buzzing city of Chicago. Inspired by travel, nature and exploring the beauty of everyday objects, Adam’s creative method begins with questioning everything before developing a solid concept as the strategic foundation to every communications challenge. Passionate about the grid system, his design aesthetic is logical, clean, and structured. Adam joined The Grossbauer Group in 2006. He has a BS in Graphic Design with a minor in Art History from Indiana State University.

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THOUGHTS ON THE
STATE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

This is the dawn of change. I think we’ll see a decline in print design as more and more communications move to digital platforms, but overall, I’m optimistic about industry growth. Because of new media, there are more opportunities for visibility and communications, and ultimately more clients looking for strategies and solutions. Despite the influx of online design shops, we've experienced that it's not just graphic design that people are looking for ‒our clients come to us because they’re looking for marketing and branding specialists in a broader scope. It’s all about integrated communications.

Favorite Color?
Cool Gray 7

Favorite Typeface?
Futura

Favorite App?
The Weather Channel (unpredictable Midwest weather)

Favorite TV Show?
Cafe Racer

Favorite Book?
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Favorite Movies?
Goodfellas, Departed, American Psycho

Favorite Musician or Band?
Kid Cudi, deadmau5, The Black Keys, Tom Waits

Favorite Fine Artist?
Chuck Close

Favorite Gadget?
Keurig

Bookmarked Websites?
Barstool Sports, Uncrate, Silodrome, Hodinkee, UnderConsideration

Talent You Wished You Possessed?
I wish I could dunk

Greatest Strength as a Designer?
Listening

Biggest Weakness as a Designer?
Recognizing the moment a design is finished

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