Episode 10

Adam Perlis

Founder and CEO
Academy - Product Design Agency
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Adam is the Founder and CEO of Academy – Product Design Agency. He also founded Dream Projects. He is the former Head of Design/UX for TIME Magazine where he oversaw the redesign of TIME, Fortune and Money.com. His award-winning work has been featured on Awwwards, The FWA, and TechCrunch. He has been a speaker at SXSW, Web Summit, Northside Festival, Fifteen Second Festival, Tech Open Air. Working as both a designer and developer his diverse skill set includes UX/UI design, front-end and back-end development, 2D & 3D motion graphics, video production. He is a Design Sprint Facilitator, User Experience Designer, and Design Thinking Expert with a passion for human-centered design.


He also has served on the InVision Design Leadership Forum, DesignBetter.co Instructor, Working Not Working Members Board, Rutgers University Design Thinking Advisory Board, and as a guest lecturer at General Assembly.

We’ll be talking to Adam about….

  • The differences and future of the UX and design disciplines 
  • How to develop a UX portfolio and land a gig with Dream Projects 
  • The importance of design and proving it’s value
  • How to implement new design processes 
  • Not compromising and holding to a high standard
  • Working with recruiters and more