Adam Newbold

Graphic Designer & Typographer

Kowloon, Hong Kong
As the Career Success Adviser at SCAD Hong Kong, I guide and assist students to a level of career preparedness that matches or surpasses industry standards in fields of art and design.

Also being a freelance designer, I bring together bold design, efficiency, and uplifting customer service. Having worked as an in-house designer, freelancer, and in various internship positions, I have a wide background of experience in graphic design. I am passionate about finding visual solutions that overcome existing or potential problems.

Work Experience


Career Success Adviser

Preparing students at the Savannah College of Art and Design for careers in a variety of fields. Providing workshops and one-on-one guidance for résumé building, interview preparation, personal brand building, and other areas of career preparedness. Currently based in Hong Kong and assisting 500+ local and international students.
February 2017 - Present Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Gibson Innovations

Marketing Communications Design Trainee

Full-time marketing communications graphic design trainee at Gibson Innovations, a privately held company with a portfolio of music and audio brands for both consumers and professionals. Gibson Innovations is a licensee of Philips brand headphones, audio, and home cinema sound products, as well as three other international audio brands: Onkyo, Trainer, and GoGear.

Responsibilities included:
• Social media content creation for multiple global brand accounts on Facebook (Philips Sound, Onkyo, GoGear, and Trainer) and Instagram (@philipssound, @mygogear)
• Advanced photo retouching for product and lifestyle images
• Short and "snappy" on-brand copy writing and copy editing for social media posts
• Design of marketing communication materials used globally for print and digital, events, and retail
• Back-end management and content input of website CMS platform MODX
August 2015 - August 2016 Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Adam Newbold Design

Freelance Graphic Designer

My personal company that provides design and marketing services to businesses and organizations in need of high quality yet affordable graphic services.

• Create marketing and promotional materials for clients across the United States
• Projects include book design, print and web marketing materials, wedding invitations and programs, t-shirt graphics, small business branding, web design, logo creation, and medical brochures and banners
• Client base ranges from small businesses to medical offices to private universities
January 2012 - Present Walla Walla, Washington, United States

Sovereign Art Foundation

Art Director Intern

• Art director and graphic designer of SAF’s tenth anniversary commemorative book
• Coordinated with SAF and AsiaOne while working with a team of four designers
February 2014 - April 2014 Central, Hong Kong

1.618 Group HK

Graphic Design Intern

• Graphic design and layout for the 1.618 Group’s Brandnaissance book
• Worked directly with the author and copy editors to streamline the process
February 2014 - May 2014 Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

The Wharf (Holdings) Limited

Graphic Design Intern

Internship in designing multiple versions of annual report covers and business folders for Wharf (Holdings) Limited, a HK$390+ billion conglomerate.

• Met and communicated regularly with Wharf administration, discussing design, branding, and printing processes.
• Design revolved around concept-stylization of Wharf's current holdings, such as Times Square and the Chengdu International Finance Square, as well as the use of photos from these locations on the final designs.
December 2013 - February 2014 Kowloon, Hong Kong

Savannah College Of Art & Design

Student Success Office Assistant

• Design promotional materials for upcoming events
• Work directly with the Director of Student Success
• Assist in coordinating meetings between students and Student Success Advisors
January 2014 - June 2014 Kowloon, Hong Kong

Camp MiVoden Retreat And Convention Center

Camp Host & Graphic Designer

• Designed and produced a multi-page program of the week's events for guests
• Created daily program sheets detailing the day's events
• Was on call for all camp-related questions and made announcements to audiences of over 100 people daily
July 2013 - August 2013 Hayden Lake, Idaho, United States

Walla Walla University Marketing And Enrollment Services

Lead Student Designer

Worked in the office of Marketing and Enrollment Services, designing a wide range of marketing materials for Walla Walla University. Began designing print ads and worked up to being the lead student designer.

• Created materials for print, web, and events
• Projects included posters, brochures, web banners, programs, t-shirts, convention booth dressing, web blockers, design consulting, and more
• All designs kept to the branding of the university while still furthering its reach and design capabilities
September 2008 - June 2012 College Place, Washington, United States

Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

Freelance Graphic Designer

Graphic design, layout, and copy editing for "Heritage of Excellence," a centennial commemorative collection of stories from the first graduating class of Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

• Worked closely with the project director in coordinating the style of the book, matching its design to previous editions of the series while still providing a fresh new look.
• Communicated frequently with multiple copy editors, making changes to the text and participated in a part of the copy editing process itself.
• Prepared press-ready digital files and sent them to press.
• Spoke directly with the printers and signed off on hard-copy proofs before sending them for final printing.
August 2011 - January 2012 Loma Linda, California, United States

Walla Walla Valley Academy

Educational Aide & Graphic Designer

Educational Aide and graphic designer for a private high school.

• Created and taught a graphic design class for graduating seniors
• Managed the school's website
• Designed marketing materials such as flyers, advertisements, programs, social media marketing, and event promotion.
August 2011 - July 2012 College Place, Washington, United States


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) - Hong Kong

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Studied graphic design courses in the enriching school environments of SCAD Hong Kong, Savannah (Georgia), and Lacoste (France). Also included marketing and advertising classes to round out the mixture and better prepare for future career opportunities.

• Valedictorian of the Graduating Class of 2015
• Graduated Summa Cum Laude
• President of the United Student Forum (student government) during 2013-2014, planning school-wide events, keeping students regularly updated, soliciting student feedback, and meeting regularly with school administration.
• Work as a part-time Office Assistant in the department of Student Success. Recipient of academic and artistic scholarships.
• Included on the Dean's List every quarter from 2012–2015.
Activities and Societies: Valedictorian of the Graduating Class of 2015 and President of the United Student Forum (Student Government) for 2013-2014
September 2012 - June 2015 Hong Kong

Walla Walla University

Industrial and Graphic Design

Majored in industrial design and graphic design, with a minor in marketing.

• Student of the Honors Program
• Worked as Lead Student Designer in the university's department of Marketing and Enrollment Services
• Nominated for Student Worker of the Year
• Worked for the Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) as a designer and printer
September 2008 - June 2010 College Place, Washington, United States


English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),


Hong Kong Education Bureau

Reaching Out Award


Hong Kong Education Bureau

Outstanding Performance Scholarship


Camp MiVoden

Staff of the Year


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD) (SCADDY)

Academic and Artistic Scholarships



Adobe InDesign, Copy Editing, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Business Card Design, Calligraphy , Concierge Services, Image Manipulation, Lettering, Logo Design, Multi-page Projects, Print Production, Publication Design, Small Business Design, Small Business Marketing, Type Design, Typography, Wedding Designs,