Hi there! Welcome to my site!
I have a few different areas of expertise that I use to help other people. Like everyone else, I have invested time in the areas that were most meaningful to me and developed expertise in these areas. I focus my time today on these specific things:
1. I help small business owners with logos, branding, and strategy via individual consulting.
2. I make paintings and drawings that I sell through my online gallery.
3. I teach art classes.
What are my areas of expertise?
Selling and marketing promotion
Result: Learned how to sell over 30 cars per month consistently. Also, I've personally sold over $10 million of various products to thousands of customers.
Retail leadership and management
Result: Consistent revenue growth in every store I managed (Linens N Things, Target, Starbucks).
Drawing and painting
Graphic design, branding
My Story (Adam Smith)
One question people wonder when they are trying to figure out who to work with is the person's qualifications. Well, here's my story.
After high school, I studied traditional drawing, painting, and advertising at Olympic College from 1997-2000.
Later, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts & Animation at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, graduating in 2009.
I also pursued my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Western Governors University, graduating in 2018.
I have extensive management experience. I worked for ten years in sales and sales management roles averaging 60 hours per week at companies like Futon of North America, Toyota, and Nissan. I continued to work 60 hours per week during the next ten years in retail management positions at companies like Linens N Things, Target, and Starbucks.
I am passionate about art, design, and business topics. I am also equally passionate about helping people and making my community better through volunteering.
I have had the pleasure of working with the South Kitsap School District, RE/MAX Town & Country, Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Stirrett’s Glass Art Studio, Academy NW, and many other small businesses in Kitsap and North Mason.
Today, I work full-time as the Director of Development at West Sound Youth For Christ and I operate Blue Creations on a part-time basis. I also actively volunteer on Olympic College's Business Advisory Board.
About Blue Creations
The mission of Blue Creations is:
Blue Creations is the small business I started out of my home in 2015, and it is based out of Port Orchard, WA. I had always enjoyed making things for people, and I eventually decided to offer my creations to a much larger audience by turning my hobby into a business. Due to my varied interests and the styles of art that I enjoy creating, I decided to create a business where I was able to offer all of the different services and collections of work that I design.
The name Blue Creations was inspired by my father. I created a character I named "Blue" when I was a high school student, and my dad liked it a lot. He always inspired me to draw and was my biggest fan supporting me by helping me get into art school. When I registered my business in 2015, I named it Blue Creations in honor of the support he showed me over the years.
Every day I learn something new. I'm excited about being able to serve my local area in this way!