Adam Ridgeway, Class of 2017

Published on: August 24th, 2016


I am an Australian born, New York based graphic designer. I graduated with Honors from Urban Planning at Curtin University and transitioned to a Masters of Applied Design and Art (MADA) at the same institution. I left the MADA Program in 2015 to attend a graduate program offered at Parsons School of Design in 2016.

After working as a freelance with text heavy media and an increasingly diversified clientele, I wanted to pursue an advanced understanding of design theory that would in turn be applicable to my communication design. This is what led me to New York and it has been the best decision I ever made.

I enjoy taking complex, outdated, confusing systems and refining them. I gravitate towards anything tactile as a part of me is enveloped in the past. Both my watch and camera are from the 1970’s. My daily planner is still, and forever will be, handwritten.My work focuses on Branding and Identity, Editorial and Print, and Interface Design.

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Parsons is not currently admitting new students to this master’s degree program. Parsons is now offering a Graduate Minor in Design Studies that is designed to complement the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and other graduate programs across the university in design, liberal arts, and social research.