The Office of Jillian Adel
In five years of NYC agency life and two years of business independently in LA, I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients on a wide range of design and illustration projects. Whatever the project, my goal remains the same: To break through the chatter to find the most intuitive solution that will speak clearly and confidently out in the world, and to invoke the soul out of any project, because, really—what are we doing if not connecting on a human level with each other everyday?

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NEWS
11.15.16  /  Creative South Podcast: Ep. 46 — Inappropriate Jokes with Jillian Adel
10.11.16  /  New interview on The Design Kids
03.04.17  /  Speaking at RGD Creative Directions Conf, Toronto

SELECT WORK
Full portfolio available by request. (This website is best enjoyed on a computer.)

 

01. AOL LOL  /  02. Malibu Magazine  /  03. Kate Tempest  /  04. Uber  /  05. Dissatisfaction  /  06. Intercom  /  07. GIFGA  /  08. Slay  /  09. Steve Jobs is dead  /  10. Club W/Winc  /  11. Weapons of Mass Creation  /  12. AIGA Phoenix  /  13. The New York Times  /  14. Foreign Policy  /  15. Charity: Water  /  16. Misc. Illustrations  /  17. Broadway

 
 
 

AOL LOL
Animation

1 of 1 Full video here. Lyrics: Balance and Composure

1 of 1
Full video here.
Lyrics: Balance and Composure

 

Malibu Magazine
Art Direction & Design

1 of 4 Cover illustration by Jonathan Bartlett about an alien base in the Malibu, CA waters.

1 of 4
Cover illustration by Jonathan Bartlett about an alien base in the Malibu, CA waters.

2 of 4 Dust to Dust Photographer: Dominic Haydn Rawle Model: Ally Durham

2 of 4
Dust to Dust
Photographer: Dominic Haydn Rawle
Model: Ally Durham

3 of 4 Queen of the Damned featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead Photographer: Spencer Ostrander

3 of 4
Queen of the Damned featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Photographer: Spencer Ostrander

 
4 of 4 The Sensational Ed Moses Photographer: NABIL

4 of 4
The Sensational Ed Moses
Photographer: NABIL

 

Kate Tempest
Lettering & Illustration

1-3 of 3
Lyrics: Kate Tempest
Acrylic, digital and mixed media.

 

Uber
Art Direction & Design

This year, I had the privilege of working with the Brand & Communications Design team at UBER for three months on the build-out of their new brand system just after it launched. This was a unique opportunity to dig deep into the strategies and aesthetics of a global brand that is used everyday by millions of people of diverse backgrounds. I worked with the Los Angeles team in-house, as well as with the international team remotely, to assess and solidify the use of the system based on the new standards and case-by-case use scenarios. Projects ranged from localized print collateral, signage, and digital asset packages for the U.S. West Coast, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but also included one-off larger campaigns such as Pride and the launch of the new L.A. Metro Expo line.

 
Assortment.

Assortment.

 

Dissatifaction
Illustration

1 of 1 "Dissatisfaction is the soul's defense mechanism against death." Digital.

1 of 1
"Dissatisfaction is the soul's defense mechanism against death."
Digital.

 

Intercom
Editorial Illustration

4 of 5 “Would you hire yourself?”

4 of 5
“Would you hire yourself?”

5 of 5 “How we edit at Intercom,” about how editing should be a partnership with writing. Creative direction for Intercom: Stewart Scott-Curran

5 of 5
How we edit at Intercom,” about how editing should be a partnership with writing.
Creative direction for Intercom: Stewart Scott-Curran

 
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2 of 2 Answered six questions about myself in image form, no type allowed. I broke the rules. Available at GIFGA.com Curated & designed by Braulio Amado

2 of 2
Answered six questions about myself in image form, no type allowed.
I broke the rules.
Available at GIFGA.com
Curated & designed by Braulio Amado

 

Slay
Lettering

1 of 2 Video here.

1 of 2
Video here.

2 of 2 Slay all day, available here. Digital.

2 of 2
Slay all day, available here.
Digital.

Steve Jobs is Dead
Lettering

1 of 1 Digital.

1 of 1
Digital.

 

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 7
Lettering

1 of 1 Before & after interactive letterpress print. Collaboration with Cranky Pressman

1 of 1
Before & after interactive letterpress print.
Collaboration with Cranky Pressman

 

Club W / Winc
Art Direction, Design, Lettering

1 of 1 Creative Direction: Rachel Stelter Thumb War illustration: Daniel Fishel

1 of 1
Creative Direction: Rachel Stelter
Thumb War illustration: Daniel Fishel

AIGA Phoenix
Lettering/Illustration

1 of 1 Method + Madness Conference 2015 Art Director: Doug Penick

1 of 1
Method + Madness Conference 2015
Art Director: Doug Penick

 

The New York Times
Illustration

1 of 1 Op-Ed. Our Land, Up For Grabs Art Director: Matt Dorfman

1 of 1
Op-Ed. Our Land, Up For Grabs
Art Director: Matt Dorfman

 

Foreign Policy
Illustration

 

Charity: Water x Over
Lettering

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2 of 2 Photo: Tim Lampe Art Direction: Garrett DeRossett

2 of 2
Photo: Tim Lampe
Art Direction: Garrett DeRossett

 

Misc. Illustrations

1 of 4 Lyrics: Ani Difranco Brush pen on paper.

1 of 4
Lyrics: Ani Difranco
Brush pen on paper.

3 of 4 Brush pen on paper.

3 of 4
Brush pen on paper.

2 of 4 Lyrics: G-Eazy Marker on paper.

2 of 4
Lyrics: G-Eazy
Marker on paper.

4 of 4 Lyrics: Hole Marker on paper.

4 of 4
Lyrics: Hole
Marker on paper.

 

Broadway Art
Art Direction, Design, Lettering

1 of 5 The Visit

1 of 5
The Visit

2 of 5 Heathers, main art Illustration: Tavis Coburn

2 of 5
Heathers, main art
Illustration: Tavis Coburn

3 of 5 Heathers, teaser art

3 of 5
Heathers, teaser art

4 of 5 Found

4 of 5
Found

5 of 5 AKA NYC logo experiment

5 of 5
AKA NYC logo experiment

Broadway art made while at AKA NYC
Creative direction: Bashan Aquart. Art director: Rich Tu.