Adam Straus has worked as a professor, sculptor, industrial designer, consultant, and inventor of candy, toys, props, home goods, tools, pet, HBA and medical products. In addition to inventing for the past 25 years, licensing over 20 concepts to various companies, and securing two utility patents, Adam was recognized with awards from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and Candy Buyer Magazine.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RIT for metal-smithing. He produced a line of sterling silver baby spoons that won second place in the annual Industrial Designer Society of America design competition. He has worked in the special effects industry before there was CGI and continues to design and create custom theatrical and circus props and magical illusions for live performances.
Since 1995, Adam has been an adjunct faculty member in FIT's Packaging Design and Communication Design departments. He teaches packaging design, creative process, and three-dimensional design. Adam also served as an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute where he taught package design and brand communication.