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A Creative Brand Development Agency


We make brands.  And we make brands better.

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A Creative Brand Development Agency


We make brands.  And we make brands better.

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About ADBD


We make it happen.

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About ADBD


We make it happen.

ADBD is a Los Angeles based creative brand develop agency specializing in the apparel industry. We approach each brand with the philosophy of in-sourcing - a method that allows us to identify the strongest assets of a concept or company and create the necessary structure to support those strengths

Our experience has allowed us to create a diverse roster of clients across numerous brand categories. From celebrity/entertainment properties, licensed graphic apparel, contemporary design, high fashion, surf & skate, yoga and fitness, home goods, artist collaborations, pop-up retail, e-commerce and much more, we continue to create the most unique and globally successful brands in the marketplace.

The ADBD Concept Shop opened in Fall 2013 on pop culture hub Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, California featuring curated brand stories and unique shopping and lifestyle experiences. 

We make brands. And we make brands better.

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Meet Our Founder


ADAM DERRY

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Meet Our Founder


ADAM DERRY

Adam Derry is the Founder and CEO of ADBD in Los Angeles, a creative agency for brand development, innovative strategy and creative direction. Adam has successfully developed a number of high profile brands, celebrity personalities and properties, embedding them into the global marketplace. He is sought out by Fortune 500 Companies to help connect brands, experiences and consumers through a balance of brand strategy, creative design and meaningful narrative. His dynamic approach to life and business has galvanized company executives, visionaries and influencers alike with his innate ability to motivate those around him.

Adam is also the Creative Director of Ekocycle, a joint effort between will.i.am and Coca-Cola to create aspirational luxury products using, in part, post-consumer, recycled materials. Adam directs all creative aspects of the Ekocycle brand worldwide, collaborating with some of the world's most influential brands including MCM, Beats by Dre, Levi’s, adidas, NBA, Globetrotter Luggage, Misfit Wearables, Tern Bicycles, Ecoalf, 3D Systems, Harrods and many more. Adam has also creative directed a collaboration with W Hotels Worldwide to redesign their bedding with sustainable materials and introduce a bedside charging device available in all 25 North America locations and over 8,000 rooms. 

His work has been featured on AOL, E! Entertainment, Cool Hunting, The Huffington Post, Daily Candy, Women’s Wear Daily, Yahoo!, Apparel News, Global Licensing, Young Hollywood, Buzzfeed and more. 

Connect with Adam on Instagram and LinkedIn

Adam Derry and will.i.am at the Harrods Launch

Adam Derry x ADBD Concept Event

Adam Derry x Project Global Tradeshow

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Services


we make it happen.

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Services


we make it happen.

How do you bring a brand to life?  What steps do you take to identify your brand's personality, voice, look, feel?  Well, every brand is different and has unique strengths and weaknesses, needs and assets.  We identify those needs and implement a plan to create a brand that is its best self.

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Brand Development

Business Planning

Brand Platform Creation

Visual Identity System Creation

Sales / Marketing Strategy Direction

 

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Creative Direction

Product / Concept Development

Graphic Design

Logo Development

Style Guide Development

Website / E Commerce Design

Photo Shoot Styling + Direction

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Experiential Retail / Events

Strategic Partnerships

Influencer Programs

Experiential Marketing

Event Planning

Retail Design / Development

Licensing

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Content Strategy

Social Media Direction / Management

Content Creation / Development

Advertising / Media Planning

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Brands


Our amazing clients + partners.

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Brands


Our amazing clients + partners.

We have had the privilege to work with many brands, retailers, artists, creators and companies around the world.  We thrive working with some of the most influential entities in the world from celebrities to Fortune 500 companies as well as innovative start ups and NGOs.  Here are some of those brands:

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Testimonials


We work to make you happy.

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Testimonials


We work to make you happy.

"Anyone who has read The Tipping Point understands that in order for a brand to really catch fire, people with rare and special skills must be involved--each having one of three specific personality types.  These remarkable people are very tough to find, but pretty easy to spot.  Adam Derry is one of these people.  In fact, he may even be two of them."
-Pash, VP, Creative Development & Brand Management, ABC

“I have had the pleasure of working with Adam over the years on many successful licensing ventures.  He has an incredible knowledge of trends and ideas to take our brands forward.  I look forward to many more projects in the future.”
-Janice Lam, Senior Director, Licensing, The Americas, Chorion

"[Adam Derry's] knowledge for this industry and driven attitude, has helped build and strengthen our brand For Love & Lemons. He has a keen eye for making a brand successful!!
-Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall, Owners, For Love & Lemons

“It was my distinct pleasure to have worked with Adam during his time at Junk Food. Adam brings a level energy, creativity and professionalism that is unmatched. He would be an invaluable asset to any organization.”
-Mike Palermo, Creative Director, Junk Food Clothing

“I can not say enough about Adam...First off, his passion for this business and life is unmatched...His creative spirit along with his analytical knowledge, give him a edge that frankly you cannot teach...Also the respect he has commanded in a team environment goes beyond any that I have known that role... Chemistry...Creativity...Passion = results..”
-Jimmy Duval, Vice President New Business and License Development, Delta Apparel 

“Adam is a passionate, dedicated, and charismatic sales and marketing executive known for his creative, out of the box, thinking. He is extremely knowledgeable about the fashion industry, market trends, and popular culture, and would be a valued asset to any organization.”
-Marc Choper, CEO, S2BN Entertainment

“Adam knows how to create and develop brands! He's an out of the box thinker that clearly understands his clients business needs. He worked with our sales, marketing and design teams to build a cohesive message for our brand on all fronts. His clear vision, attention to detail and eye on the bottom line are what make Adam a success and pleasure to work with.”
-Steve Waller, Co-Owner, Royal Plush Clothing

“Adam was one of the most important colleagues I have had in my professional career...Adam is a gifted salesman, strategist and organizer. Adam has the ability to optimize sales and elevate an entire company by attention to detail, work ethic, creativity, organization and strategy. Also, I do not know many people more knowledgeable about fashion, trends and popular culture, in general. I am confident (and I really hope) that Adam and I will continue to work together for a long time."
-Andrei McQuillan, SVP Stillhouse Spirits

“I feel extremely fortunate to both know and work with Adam over the last 5 years. Adam is a creative, think outside the box individual. He is very insightful and success follows him where ever he goes. Adam strives for quality in all of his work.”
-Steve Rippe, SVP, PayPal, Inc.

"I first collaborated with AD during his time at Trunk.  Many completed visions later, brands have grown along with our friendship.  I think the world of this true "brand ambassador" who always has his finger on the pulse."
-Rodney Jerabek, Owner, R^C Branding • Taut Canvas

“Adam is a brand guru and a true professional. His integrity and skill combine to deliver awesome results. We have worked together on numerous projects and each time I am impressed at his ability to quickly analyze the situation and bring value to the table. I would highly recommend ADBD for any brand. Adam is fully capable of delivering "full package" results.” 
-Joshua fischer, Owner, Blood is the New Black

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ADBD


We are adbd.

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ADBD


We are adbd.

In September of 2013, we opened a new creative space on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.  This experiential retail space is home to our many collaborations, artist showcases brand launch showcases and, of course, the physical home of the ADBD brand.

ADBD x THE SQUAD CO

ADBD x THE SQUAD CO

ADBD x MIND OVER MATTER

ADBD x MIND OVER MATTER

ADBD x SOULA BOY

ADBD x SOULA BOY

You can follow our ADBD brand and events on Instagram at @adbdfairfax

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Contact


We want to hear from you.

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Contact


We want to hear from you.

We consider all opportunities.  All we ask is that you present the opportunity or need in the clearest way possible.

Just want to connect?  Drop us a line and say hello.

ADBD

430 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

info@adbdx.com

 

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