Adam DelMarcelle

ADAM-DELMARCELLE

VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ART (VCFA)

Adam DelMarcelle is an MFA candidate at VCFA. Adam serves as an adjunct professor at York College of Pennsylvania and Lebanon Valley College, teaching courses in graphic design and printmaking. His current work focuses on design activism and the role design thinking plays in solving larger societal issues. The work created for the “What Heroin Sounds Like” campaign has garnered national attention, allowing Adam to travel widely spreading awareness of the heroin and opioid crisis ravaging our communities. He lives in Lebanon PA with his wife, Missy, his son, Joe, and two basset hounds.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Lebanon PA for both

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Mid-day is my wheelhouse

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU?VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Santiago -The Old Man and the Sea

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Music is very important in my family. I can play just about anything with strings (or at least pretend to)

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Pee Wee~s Playhouse

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin

ANY PETS?
Two Basset hounds, Loretta and Edie

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Slap Shot

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Edward Kienholz

FAVORITE CHARITY?
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Playing with my son Joe

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
You have kind eyes.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
If I bring one more thing into our home my wife is going to kick the shit out of me.

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Cyan

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Currently Stamen Heavy-Ian Lynam

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is curiosity and a desire to expand my knowledge with each project. Weaknesses live in embracing new technologies.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A Stay at home dad who screen-prints in his basement wearing nothing but his underpants

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Find a place you trust than try trusting it for awhile ‒ Corita Kent

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