John Adie

Creative Director

John believes that the future of art and design will be led by those who can merge today’s AI tools with a classical understanding of design, and has spent 10 years as a practicing designer with a passion for creative leadership. He’s helped Landsec Property Development revolutionize the urban green living experience, aided SThree Staffing in reimagining their entire brand strategy and visual design system, and most recently guided Bud Light through a sea of data to create a future-forward innovation strategy and pipeline to sustain business across key demand moments.

John has worked with many other clients to help redefine innovation strategies, design stunning new visual identities, and deliver next-level customer experiences.

He received a BFA in Visual Communications Design from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford.

John spends his free time pushing the limits of Midjourney (an AI art generator), playing video games, and exploring New York City. If he’s not bouncing around the five boroughs looking for the next best restaurant, he can be found escaping to Central Park or popping in and out of galleries in Chelsea.

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John Adie - Vivaldi Creative Director

Challenges taken on recently

  • Bringing McGraw Hill’s equity mission for Education for All to life through messaging, design, and unique illustrations
  • Developing a winning innovation product concept for Bud Light at AB InBev Innovation Week
  • Modernizing a 20-year-old dot com automotive software brand through a standout design system

Likes to talk about

  • Midjourney and AI Art
  • Video Games
  • Museums, Art, and Art History

Is reading or listening to

  • "Keith Haring" by Suzanne Geiss, Jeffrey Deitch, and Julia Gruen
  • "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Beyonce, Jessie Ware, Tycho, Bonobo, The Black Keys