Brooke Adams on Superpeer
Graphic Design, Illustration, Marketing & Creative Consulting
Brooke’s love for drawing & design began at a very early age, starting with custom crayon murals on the walls of her parents’ first home and a Brooke original, proudly etched and signed with stone on a neighbor’s van. To her parent’s relief, her talents moved away from the walls and to other mediums: sidewalk chalk, watercolor on paper, mixed media on canvas, and developing her artistic eye with a 38mm camera. Her school days were occupied with art classes and eventually led to a summer her Junior year studying Fashion Design & Photography at the Art Institute of San Francisco. After a solid dip in the pool of design, she fully committed to a BA in Graphic Design at Columbia College Chicago where she studied under Jim Leinhart, a trailblazer in the Chicago design scene. There, he showed her what the world could look like with the right tools and a lot of motivation. Brooke’s first step into her professional career was updating the marketing initiatives for one of Chicago’s most successful lending groups at PERL Mortgage. She and her crew changed the way a conservative industry puts their name out into the world through the use of video, hosting unique events (such as the Fluxus Dinner Series, as written about in Crain’s Magazine), innovative social media campaigns & the Home Buyer Social series. While leading the PERL Mortgage marketing campaign to new heights, she simultaneously built herself a portfolio of inspired clients with big aspirations. After 7 successful years in house at PERL, it was time to leave the nest and fly. In 2019, she launched her own firm, Brooke & Mortar, a creative branding and design company. Inspired by Pentagram’s unique design and cut & paste style, Brooke incorporates mixed mediums and playful nature into her own design work. Brooke’s creative and unique illustrations are almost always to be found when looking at her portfolio of individual works. Brooke loves and greatly values her relationships with her clients. She prides herself in her ability to truly listen to their needs, and even more importantly, the needs of their customers. She believes every problem has a solution and all it takes is some creative out-of-the-box thinking combined with excellent execution. Brooke is a Type-A perfectionist topped off with unique talent and a ton of flare. She always aims to deliver and execute at her best.