Happy travels to Croatoan Design

One of my good friends in Cardiff is a designer called Adam. We met at work a few years ago. Now Adam is taking the leap from a 9-5 into a world of freelance, and he’s giving himself a creative reboot by heading off to Toronto for a few months (though potentially forever, who knows these things).

For those who don’t know him, this is Adam in his most frequently adopted photography pose. I don’t know why, but he always seems to end up on the floor when he’s taking pictures of things…

(photo by Amy Davies)

Adam is a brilliant designer and photographer and was one of the co-founders of hack/flash and the We Are Cardiff project. He also makes beautiful music and is lead screamer in the band Last Partisan, so I wanted to do a quick blog post about his work to lush him up and wish him well on his travels.


The posters for the Flux=Rad nights


Cover for Andrew Paul Regan’s album ‘The Silence and the Noise’

(Comes with three interchangeable inserts to change the cover – visit Andy’s bandcamp to order)


Posters for the Simply Rad band nights

(see the rest of the Simply Rad poster series here)


Posters for Modern Life is Rubbish

Other notable bits:

This poster for Flux=Rad


Had to put this one in – album cover design for Body Fossil (who is also my boyfriend and wrote me this album for my birthday last year)


One of a series of posters done for Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff…

I especially love this poster for Please Mind Your Head, which was made by filling a mask with water and paint, freezing it, and then photographing it as it defrosted in his sink.



Gruff Rhys at the BBC Club, Cardiff


Drains at Buffalo in Cardiff


Kutosis photoshoot in Bute Park, Cardiff


Bloc 2011


Cadence Weapon at Clwb Ifor Bach


Strange News from Another Star at Clwb Ifor Bach


Breakin’ The Bay


Bethan Elfyn We Are Cardiff photoshoot


Samoans at Clwb Ifor Bach

Goodtime Boys at Undertone


Los Campesinos at The Globe


Inhalite video shoot


Photoshoot for We Are Cardiff documentary filming


Adam’s also an honorary member of the Tiger Bay Brawlers roller derby team – he’s a regular fixture at away matches, and has photographed most of their bouts over the past year


Not a bad portfolio, eh? I’m really excited for Adam to be setting off onto a new adventure, though obviously I’m sad he’ll be leaving work, where I get to see him everyday. I can’t wait to see what he gets up to over there. Have an amazing time, mate!

Follow the adventues of Adam – aka Croatoan Design – on Twitter / Tumblr / Flickr

and check out his personal blog We Rewrote The Standards (I’m a big fan of this post!)


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