Adam Joseph Robair
I was born in Naples, Florida in 1994 and have been here my entire life. I am one of the few individuals who were actually born here since most have moved to the city from somewhere else colder in hopes to live in paradise. Sometime in my junior year at Naples High School I started to draw. So much that I would get in trouble for drawing in class. I never really considered art as a viable career path before but by my senior year when it was time to apply to college I was certain it was the one I wanted to take.
I was accepted into FGCU as an art major and started there in the fall of 2012. Having never taken a single art class in high school I was soon overwhelmed by the workload and strict deadlines of my art classes as well as my other required courses. Another change occurred in my junior year again, this time in college. I decided to start pursuing a concentration in digital media design. Drawing and painting no longer held my interest and I saw that I could do so much more digitally than I ever could with my hands. I fell in love with the real world practicality of design as an art form. I graduated from FGCU with a bachelors in art and a concentration in digital media design in the fall of 2016.
After graduating I had nothing lined up as far as a job in my field. I had no resume, no folio site and no cover letter. I frantically gathered up all my work from school, threw it on a website and designed a resume for myself. After completing these I started applying for design jobs in my area in droves on Indeed, Monster and Craigslist.
I landed a job at a local vinyl wrap company Inked Vinyl as their full time graphic designer in January of 2017. It's a small business whose owners both come from healthcare. They are self taught designers but desperately needed help with the workload. I was immediately handed a stack of client folders and projects to work on. It was a bit of a trial by fire in a way. I had to learned my way around the print software and the do's and don't of designing vehicle wraps very quickly. Over the years working there I have picked up a knack for being efficient, organized and completing my projects in a timely fashion. I learned how to communicate with clients in a professional manner as I worked on their designs. Coming up with ideas and taking feedback to achieve exactly what they were looking for.
Its 2019 and after two and a half years at Inked Vinyl my time is well passed due to move out of the realm of being a designer at a small wrap company as well as the town of Naples itself. I am looking to broaden my experience and move to the west coast where I hope I can bring my skill set, work ethic, sense of humor and cheerful personality to another company and become a valuable asset there as well.