Adrian Frank’s designs for the future and fatherhood

Adrian Franks is the celebrated UX creative director at the experience design division of IBM Global Business Services, where big concept thinking and creativity are paramount to his success as design ability to be effective as a professional. Having worked with some of the world’s biggest brands over his 20-year career; including Toyota, Coca-Cola, AT&T, […]

New dad Adrian Franks discusses fatherhood and legacy

Adrian Franks and his son (Photo Provided)Adrian Franks is an artist, designer and UX creative director at iX, the experience design division of IBM Global Business Services. The Brooklyn, New York resident has to his credit productions for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Toyota, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Bank of America, Ford, and more. When […]

RIDE Conference – Disrupt 101: How to break into the tech business in 2017

It’s time for you to take a RIDE with us at Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment Conference, a two-day summit in Atlanta, which takes place on Sept. 22 and 23, 2017, at the Loudermilk Conference Center located downtown at 40 Courtland St. It’s only two weeks away and this year’s lineup includes a stellar group […]

Artist Adrian Franks re-creates Charleston tragedy and powerful emotional expression

Known for his protest art, award-winning artist Adrian Franks shares his inspiration with rolling out for his new series, “Faith Under Fire.” In the series, Franks pays tribute to the nine innocent victims of the terrorist attack carried out by Dylann Roof at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. and explores the history of violent attacks against Black churches in America. What has happened […]

‘8 Shots in the Back’: Artist Adrian Franks honors Walter Scott

The video capturing the brutal killing of Walter Scott has riveted the nation. Although this is not the first instance of an unarmed Black man being killed by a police officer, it is one of the first cases in which there is a real sense of hope that justice may be served. The recent release […]

Artist Adrian Franks pays tribute to Trayvon Martin with an amazing piece

Award-winning artist Adrian Franks was the first person to complete the apprenticeship program at Bellsouth Advertising and Publishing Corporation, thus becoming a certified journeyman in graphic design. This made him the first accredited Master of Skills as recognized by the United States Department of Labor. His accomplishments include a Gold Addy Award for the Publix […]

Artist Adrian Franks discusses his latest work, ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Artist Adrian Franks recently spoke with rolling out about his latest work, “I Can’t Breathe,” a tribute to to Eric Garner. Why is protest art important? I think activism in the arts is vital because throughout history artist were the movers of culture. When the people needed to be informed with current events, social issues, […]

Suspicious Prisms + FEARLESS creative work by Adrian Franks

Painter and digital artist Adrian Franks presented a series of creative works through his first solo project Suspicious Prisms + FEARLESS. The entire body of work is compromised of both paint and digital images on everything from canvas to Masonite pegboard. On Saturday, February 1 Suspicious Prisms + FEARLESS made its debut at the Sweet Lorraine Gallery in Brooklyn. Franks […]