Debbie Adams is Principal and Creative Director at Adams + Associates.
Debbie Adams graduated with honors from the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) in 1983. Following employment with two top Toronto design firms, Burton Kramer Associates and Spencer Francey Peters, she established the partnership of Adams/Bhandari in 1987 and her own firm, Adams + Associates Design Consultants (A+a) Inc in 1988. She has acted as principal, creative director, and designer at A+a for over 20 years, overseeing and creating award-winning design communications for a full spectrum of clients.
Debbie Adams is a professor of Graphic Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) in Toronto and has taught there since 1994. Previously, she taught Graphic Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, from 1989 to 1994. She served on the Board of Directors of the Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Ontario Chapter, from 1991 to 1995. She was elected an academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) in 2000. She presently serves on the Board of Directors of OCAD. She is a registered member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) Society and a member of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).