Etienne James Adams is a French-American artist & designer from New Orleans, LA. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a BFA in Graphic Design, and is currently based in & working in NYC.

In a playful yet introspective way, his personal work explores alternative ways of communicating the significance of our everyday lives. He is a Taurus sign (home bodied, grounded) and really loves the color orange.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or collaborations!



Multimedia Graphic Designer @ Picto New York
Jan 2022 (current)

Graphic Designer @ French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Sep 2021 — Sep 2022 — New York, NY

Box Office & Library Assistant @ French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Sep 2021 — Feb 2022 — New York, NY

Freelance Designer @ International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)
Nov 2022 (current) — New York, NY

Graphic Design Intern @ Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Summer 2020 — New Orleans, LA

Teaching Assistant @ RISD Graphic Design
Spring 2021 — Providence, RI

Print Shop Monitor @ RISD Graphic Design
2018 — 2020 — Providence, RI

Featured Work
FIAF’s Bastille Day Celebration
| Festival Identity
Jul 2022—Madison Ave, 59th–63rd St, New York, NY

Trailer | Crossing The Line Festival
Oct 2021—FIAF, New York, NY

Introduction Video for Marc Levy | Trophée Des Arts Gala
Nov 2021—The Plaza Hotel, New York, NY

Fig Leaf | Points of Inflection, RISD Graphic Design Senior Show
Mar 2021—Woods Gerry, Providence, RI

Worldview | Reframing the Poster Show
Dec 2020—Graphic Design Commons, RISD, Providence, RI

Doodles Turned Digital | RISD Graphic Design Triennial
Oct 2018—Woods Gerry, Providence, RI