About Clay Adams

National award-winning, creative professional with a record of success in marketing, publishing, graphic design and corporate branding. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills with well-developed written, verbal and visual communication skills.


  • Marketing/Branding
  • Creative/Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Print Production
  • Project Management
  • Copywriting


  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • Acrobat
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PowerPoint/Keynote
  • Xcode

Professional History

Creative Director

Anthem Business Group • Idaho Falls, Idaho (2021 - Present)

  • Collaborated with marketing team to create and implement marketing campaigns across multiple traditional and digital channels for multiple business under the Anthem Business Group umbrella.
  • Track, analyze and interpret data to improve lead generation and sales.

Sr. Graphic Designer

MCS Advertising • Idaho Falls, Idaho (2014 - Present)

  • Led design of traditional and digital marketing campaigns, wining numerous awards for graphic design and art direction.
  • Managed all larger/multifaceted design projects including magazines, corporate annual reports, RFPs and client presentations.
  • Led and managed all print production and procurement.
  • Major client industries included arts & entertainment, motor sports, banking, non-profit, retail, real estate and event marketing.

Freelance Graphic Designer • Marketing • Print Brokering

Braintree Creative • Idaho Falls, Idaho (2012 - 2017)

  • Provided award-winning design, marketing consultation and print brokerage services for a diverse range of clients in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • Consulted with clients to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of their printed assets, advertising and branding.

Creative Director • Graphic Designer

Hunt Advertising & Consulting, Inc. • Odessa, Texas (2008 - 2012)

  • Orchestrated an award-winning creative team that included in-house graphic designers, copywriters, social media and digital marketing specialists, web designers and photographers/videographer. Also managed outside freelance photographers, costumers, makeup artists, editors and copywriters.
  • Developed relations with regional and national print wholesalers that decreased the agency’s printing costs and increased profits. Led and managed all print production and procurement.
  • Major client industries included healthcare, oil & gas, retail, food and beverage, real estate and event marketing.

Founder • Publisher • Creative Director

Good Times West Texas Magazine • Midland, Texas (2006 - 2010)

  • Created and launch an award-winning arts and entertainment guide with a distribution of 10,000 copies per month.
  • Won Addy Awards for both cover and ad design.

Preflight/Prepress Manager

Teraco, Inc. • Midland, Texas (2003 - 2006)

  • Managed preflight department for very large graphics and printing operation.
  • Implemented procedures that cut down on re-prints and increased production speed and efficiency.
  • Major clients included Disney & Ford Motor Company.

Manager • Graphic Designer

Penny-Quick Printing • Midland, Texas (1995 - 2006)

  • Oversaw all aspects of print production.
  • Handled printing contracts for the Midland County, the City of Midland and Midland College


  • Graphic Design USA Award - GDUSA Magazine
  • Best of Show Addy Award - AAF Permian Basin Chapter
  • Special Judges Award Addy - AAF Permian Basin Chapter
  • Numerous Gold Addy Awards - AAF Permian Basin Chapter
  • Silver Addy Awards - AAF District 10
  • Silver Addy Award - AAF District 10
  • Numerous Diamond Awards - AAF Idaho Falls Chapter
  • Silver Rocky Awards - AAF Boise Chapter


Art/Design, Creative Writing, Computer Programing • Midland College - Midland, Texas (1994 - 2000)

Community Involvement

  • Board Member/Communications Chair
    American Advertising Federation, Permian Basin Chapter (2009 - 2012)

  • Ambassador
    Midland Chamber of Commerce (2009 - 2011)

  • Member
    American Advertising Federation, Idaho Falls Chapter (2012 - Present)

  • Volunteer
    Community Food Basket – Idaho Falls (2020-2021)