Jay Adams

Jay Adams

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies

(804) 828-2660

T. Edward Temple Building, 901 W. Main St., room 2208G



  • B.S., Virginia Tech
  • M.S., VCU Brandcenter


Adams joined the Robertson School of Media and Culture in the fall of 2015 and currently teaches portfolio and campaigns courses while continuing his professional work as a freelance creative director. He’s led student teams to win numerous awards at the Richmond Show and the ADDY awards on the local, regional and national levels.

One of Adams' teaching strengths is his connection to the industry. He’s worked at Richmond-based ad agencies including The Martin Agency, The King Agency, Release The Hounds and most recently Big River. His professional involvement carries over into the classroom as he brings in regional and national clients such as Anthem, The Doorways, Virginia Tourism and VCU’s College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute (COBE).

Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member Jay spent three years as an adjunct at the Robertson School teaching art direction, writing and portfolio courses. His adjunct experience also includes the VCU Brandcenter, having taught Portfolio Development to second year graduate students. Please visit his website to see his students’ work, his professional work and to learn more about his teaching and courses.