Etienne Adams

* Hi, welcome to my website! Here, you’ll find a selection of work—ranging from personal to professional. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email below.


︎︎︎ Signature Sempé Wallpaper
︎︎︎ FIAF’s Bastille Identity
︎︎︎ Language Center Campaigns
︎︎︎ Cultural Creative Arts Inc. (CCA) Website
︎︎︎ I Want to Remember Everything – Graphic Design Thesis
︎︎︎ Reading on Accessibility
︎︎︎ The Map of Everywhere
︎︎︎ Ogden Museum (Join The O)
︎︎︎ Doodles Turned Digital
︎︎︎ The Parking Lottery
︎︎︎ Fig Leaf Identity
︎︎︎ Collect Your Horizon


︎︎︎ About

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Hi! My name is Etienne. I am a Fench-American artist & designer originally from New Orleans, LA.

I majored in Graphic Design at  Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, RI, and am currently based in & working in NYC.

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana by a French mother and an American Father. Mardi Gras, hurricanes, crawfish boils, and visiting family across the Atlantic are what shaped my upbringing.

It is no shocker then that a lot of my work revolves around the themes of language, culture, geography, and location. Specifically in terms of how these things contribute to ones identity and experience of the world.

In a true American spirit, I explore to what extent we have control (or lack thereov) over the lives we are given, and the ones that we create. I view graphic design—from typography, bookmaking, photography, and identity design—as tools for this exploration. Always envisionining new ways of documenting life, and of course, encouraging others to do the same ;)

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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