Chicago’s Span studio has named Nick Adam as their new Associate Partner and Design Director. He brings over two decades of experience in the industry. Since joining Span in 2020 as design principal, Adam has led the design of numerous cultural, institutional, and civic focused projects for the studio, including co-leading Copi: Rebranding an Invasive Fish as a Healthy Seafood Option which was recently featured in Wired. Adam also led the identity and website design of South Side Home Movie Project with Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago as well as the exhibition design with curators Lauren M. Pacheco and Peter Kepha for Slow and Low – one of the largest events to ever fill Navy Pier. In his new role, he joins partners John Pobojewski and Bud Rodecker in helping shape the future direction of Span and working closely with clients to deliver solutions that meet their needs. Adam has an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD, where he has also taught, and a BFA in Visual Communications from The Illinois Institute of Art. Work designed by Nick exists in the permanent collections of the AIGA Design Archives, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, and the Newberry Library.