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Adam loves his job.

He feels extremely lucky to have found a career that suits his talents. One of Adam’s greatest strengths is the ease at which he can become obsessed. At work, this usually means a great solution is found. He truly believes that when you enjoy what you do for a living, it’s no longer work.

Design projects for friends and family, playing ice hockey and spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter are just of few of the ways he spends his personal time.

adam@oxidedesign.com

Adam Torpin and President Barack Obama

“Passion fuels creative success.”

Adam Torpin

Adam's Sandtrooper

Adam’s wedding album

I’ve been married for well over a year now, but I would still like to share the process I went through to create my own custom wedding album.

This was something I knew I wanted to do ever since my wife and I started interviewing wedding photographers for our engagement photos. Every photographer we interviewed attempted to impress me by showing off their own custom-designed books. 



Adam’s Great™ movies

A while back, Joe shared his Great™ movie list. As I looked through it, I began thinking about what movies I thought were Great™. I soon realized that this was a rather difficult task. You have to decide where your cut off point is and how to judge movies of all genres on one scale. Joe decided, and we all agree, that a Great movie is one that you would watch RIGHT NOW (given the opportunity). While I can’t guarantee that you’ll enjoy the movies on this list, I do put my personal stamp of approval on all of them.



Adam & Gina’s wedding invitations

On June 26th, I will be getting married to my wonderful fiance, Gina. Since most of the people we are inviting to our wedding have no idea what I do for a living, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to show them. I spent a few months running through color palettes and collecting examples of design styles that I liked. Some of my friends saw this as very odd since wedding decisions aren’t typically handled by the male in the relationship, but I being a designer, I had to be involved. When I first sat down to design our wedding invitations, I was pretty sure I knew exactly what I wanted. After weeks of frustration working up various options, I began to realize that I wasn’t happy with any direction I was headed.