Adam Ugolnik

West Hollywood, CA, USA
Collaborative, design-bred creative geared towards big-picture thinking and multi-hat versatility. Currently provides outstanding visual communication guidance for ~20,000 person sector within ~60,000 person Fortune 200 aerospace and defense corporation. Delivers market and technology research, think-tank idea generation, brand culture, employee engagement, and hands-on production. Media-trained, SCI/top-secret clearance, and proven ability to pull a compelling story out of executive leadership using little more than a white board and dry erase marker.

Work Experience

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

AS Sector Creative Director

-Works closely with executive leadership to develop messaging and visual elements of all internal and external communication initiatives including films, websites, trade shows, advertising collateral, executive presentations and Northrop Grumman-related events

-Nurtures relationships with existing agency partners and related in-house creative departments while proactively building new brand alignments

-Maintains and reinforces corporate branding standards, tone and values throughout NG marketing collateral and facilities

-Inspires and engages team in the development and production of multi-platform media deliverables within fast-paced, high-pressure communications and art departments

-Writes scripts, pitch sheets, long and short form editorial for internal and external audiences

-Generates and pitches big ideas, strategies, objectives and tactics to peers and executive leadership for domestic and international campaigns

-Designs functional and inspirational facilities and customer/guest experiences across campuses worldwide to reaffirm the vision, brand identity, and messaging of Northrop Grumman and its values
July 2014 - Present California, United States

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Multi-media Producer

-Collaborated with engineers to develop the look and feel of spacecraft and autonomous aircraft through pen-illustration and 3D modeling

-Established the brand identity and related promotional materials of new and existing Northrop Grumman programs

-Conceptualized, story-boarded, then produced videos and animations for trade-show events, product demos and program launches

-Coordinated the rapid turn-around of exhibits, print materials and online media in fast-paced art department while juggling multiple projects

-Graphically facilitated executive collaboration sessions
August 2005 - July 2014 Redondo Beach, California, United States

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Graphic Artist

-Produced technical art, isometric drawings and flow diagrams for printed product proposals and white papers

-Sketched conflict scenarios and concept-product designs in engineering brainstorm sessions
January 2004 - August 2005 Redondo Beach, California, United States


Industrial/Graphic Designer

-Designed and produced websites for local businesses and organizations (2003)

-Managed design office of Benetton Group's CIO including tech support of work stations and handling all US correspondence (2002)

-Developed "Polite & Private" product line for Allen Victor Products involving initial concept design and coordinating the production and testing of prototypes (2001)
May 2001 - January 2004 Los Angeles, California, United States

Blue Water Digital, Inc.

Industrial/Graphic Designer

-Designed and fabricated prototypes of furniture, lighting, electronics and apparel

-Produced promotional brochures, media packets and online media

-Coordinated and collaborated with engineers, photographers, model-makers and part-suppliers on the production and documentation of products
August 2000 - May 2001 New York, New York, United States

Project Manager/Editor

-Visited and wrote about every design and home-furnishing shop in Manhattan resulting in a marketable database listing the inventory and price-range of over 1000 shops

-Produced promotional graphics for the company print magazine

-Proof-read and edited feature story content
May 1999 - July 2000 New York, New York, United States


Rochester Institute Of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design

September 1994 - May 1999 Rochester, New York, United States


Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand Identity, Creative Direction, Creative Thinking, Flash, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Industrial Design, Mac, Office, Windows,