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Having an affinity for all things creative, Adrian’s background in big concept thinking has become a powerful asset for various creative endeavors. With over 20 years of experience in the field of design, advertising, and fine arts, he now focuses most of his creativity on the rapidly emerging, always evolvin… Read More
Having an affinity for all things creative, Adrian’s background in big concept thinking has become a powerful asset for various creative endeavors. With over 20 years of experience in the field of design, advertising, and fine arts, he now focuses most of his creativity on the rapidly emerging, always evolving digital medium. As the Internet began to take off in the late 90’s, Adrian felt the need to move creatively beyond the realm of traditional media by working for a digital agency that mainly built B2B sites. Over the next 14 years he produced work that ranged from interactive DVD’s, portal sites, micro-sites, rich media banners, and blogs, to flash kiosks. His interactive design experience is vast and he has worked on such prestigious accounts as Toyota, Florida’s Natural, Marriott, Coca-Cola, GM, Macy’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Walmart, U.S. Navy, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, 2010 U.S. Census, Citi Bank, Bank of America, AT&T, Chrysler, CVS, Ford, Home Depot, Bermuda Department of Travel, and Publix Super Markets.


One of Adrian’s major accomplishments is becoming the first person to complete the Apprenticeship Program at Bellsouth Advertising and Publishing Corporation, thus becoming a certified journeyman in graphic design. This made him the first accredited ‘Master of Skills’ as recognized by the United States Department of Labor. Some other accomplishments were receiving a Gold Addy for the Publix Greenwise micro-site and a Bronze Addy for the Florida’s Natural Orange Diaries Blog. Other accomplishments includes being included on Advertising Age 40-under-40 2015 list & being highlighted on Communication Arts Insight section.

In his spare time, Adrian takes special interest in painting, reading, listening to and playing music, sports, visiting art galleries and museums, and playing video games.
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Rolling Out ::
http://rollingout.com/culture/suspicious-prisms-fearless-creative-work-adrian-franks/
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Rolling Out ::
http://rollingout.com/culture/suspicious-prisms-fearless-creative-work-adrian-franks/
http://rollingout.com/culture/artist-adrian-franks-re-creates-charleston-tragedy-powerful-emotional-expression/#1
http://rollingout.com/culture/adrian-franks-cant-breathe/
http://rollingout.com/ask-home/ask-adrian-franks/
http://rollingout.com/culture/8-shots-back-artist-adrian-franks-honors-walter-scott/#1

Spike Lee Instagram ::
https://instagram.com/p/rU13ufyqr2/

Pepper ::
http://pepperis.us/featured/

Ad Age :: 40 Under 40
http://adage.com/article/news/meet-ad-age-s-2015-40-40/297383/#Franks

Adobe :: Creative Spotlight
https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/creative-spotlight-adrian-franks-on-adobe-touch-apps/

Communication Arts :: Playing with Boundaries
http://www.commarts.com/insights/playing-boundaries

Art In Brooklyn:
http://artinbrooklyn.com/2014/01/adrian-franks-suspicious-prisms-fearless/

Roots Afrikiko ::
http://www.rootsafrikiko.com/m/news/view/Artist-Adrian-Franks-pays-tribute-to-Trayvon-Martin-with-an-amazing-piece-2015-02-27

Dapper Dads :: ON THE CLOCK
http://dapperdadsmag.com/on-the-clock-with-the-40-under-40-honoree-adrian-franks/

St. Louis Public Radio ::
http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/michael-brown-joins-brooklyn-artists-violence-against-black-men-portrait-series

News 12 ::
http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/spike-lee-pays-tribute-to-police-chokehold-victim-eric-garner-in-fort-greene-1.8979553?pts=223999

BK Mags ::
http://www.bkmag.com/2014/09/04/spike-lees-memorial-to-black-men-killed-by-police-grows-by-one/

Miss Hamrick's Final Unit ::
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