Adam Connor, most recognizable by his magnificent beard, is a designer, author and illustrator based in Western Massachusetts. As VP of Design Transformation at Mad*Pow, Adam helps create positive change by addressing the relationships that people have with one another to foster more collaborative, creative and customer-centric organizations.
Adam and his team look closely at company culture and all of the ways that it gets expressed and reinforced. They explore how beliefs, behaviors and perceptions influence things like roles, structure, processes, and tools that organizations use every day. They then work collaboratively with teams to identify meaningful changes that teams can make to improve their capacity to work together creatively.
In 2015, he and co-author Aaron Irizarry released “Discussing Design: Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique” with O’Reilly Publishing. His thoughts on collaboration and design can be found at adamconnor.com and discussingdesign.com