Setala Adam

Adam Setala is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s undergraduate Illustration program, and holds an MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. He began teaching at The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2013, where he is now an associate professor and currently serves as the departmental chair of the Communication Design department. 

Adam’s professional design practice, which has spanned the past 15 years both at the agency level, as well as through extensive freelance, centers on advertising design, identity design, publication design, experimental typography, and conceptual design. He has extensive experience in art direction, and creative direction.

Adam also has over 10 years of professional contract illustration experience working with such clients as BuzzFeed, The Dallas Morning News, The Children’s Hospital of Wiscon­sin, etc. He has been published in national, and interna­tional publications. Most recently his design work has been featured in Formist Editions’ (Australia) 2019 book, Ficciones Typografika 1642.