Charles Adler

Charles Adler

Head of Design

Greater New York City Area

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Charles Adler's Overview

  • Principal, Creative Director at Source ID
  • Account Director / Senior Strategist at
  • Senior Information Architect at

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Charles Adler's Summary

12 years of professional experience within the interaction design industry, with focus on such practices as user experience strategy, interaction design, creative direction, information architecture, and development.

Currently building a team of independent thinkers to work with an array of clients trying to define (or redefine) themselves in the interactive space.


User Experience Strategy, Creative Direction, Experience Design, Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Graphic Design

Charles Adler's Experience



Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

March 2007Present (7 years 7 months)

Principal, Creative Director

Source ID

July 2004August 2010 (6 years 2 months)

Providing leadership in areas of user experience strategy, creative direction, and interaction design. From consulting to planning to implementation. We work with established companies and those who are defining new markets.

Account Director / Senior Strategist

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; OMC; Marketing and Advertising industry

November 2004March 2006 (1 year 5 months)

I work closely with clients to enable online strategies tied to realistic and attainable business goals. My personal desire is to help my clients understand the power of primary user research (observational studies, usability testing, etc) enabling creative thinking that ultimately results in powerful, and engaging experiences.

Senior Information Architect

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; OMC; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 1999November 2004 (5 years 3 months)

As an Information Architect, my responsibility centered around developing blueprints connecting web site features, functionality, and content in logical constructs based on insights from end-user research and business stakeholder input.

With a strong background in graphic design and web technology, my actions as an Information Architect centered around working with the various team diciplines and providing stronger context and direction towards a solution that was both technically feasible and and a design that was flexible.

My role internally also assumed responsibility for consultant education and mentorship of junior staff, as well as working with executive management on a number of corporate initiatives aimed at evolving our industry practice.

Designer & Site Builder

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; OMC; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 1995August 1999 (4 years 2 months)

As a Designer and Site Builder, I was responsible for translating brand and creative direction, along with site requirements into a usable and engaging design. This involved working with illustration assets, photography, typography, and style guides to represent the brand appropriately online. In addition, leveraging the latest technologies during the build process to ensure a flexible system and engaging interactivity.

Through the combination of creative design skill and engineering, I was able to understand both sides of the spectrum, as well as assume any issues or design constraints due to technical limitations of the time.

Charles Adler's Skills & Expertise

  1. Interaction Design
  2. Information Architecture
  3. Creative Direction
  4. User Experience
  5. Experience Design
  6. Business Strategy
  7. Illustration
  8. Digital Innovation
  9. Art Direction
  10. User Interface Design
  11. Interactive Advertising
  12. Typography
  13. User Interface
  14. Usability Testing
  15. Information Design
  16. Web Analytics
  17. User Research
  18. Creative Strategy
  19. Web Design
  20. Graphic Design
  21. Strategy
  22. Social Media Marketing
  23. Digital Strategy
  24. Product Design
  25. Product Management
  26. Concept Development

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Charles Adler's Education

Purdue University

Mechanical Engineering Technology


Activities and Societies: Purdue Beat Society (Founder), Environmental Action

Charles Adler's Additional Information


Architecture, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Information Design, Typography, Photography, Music, DJ, Communications Technology, Gadgets, Cycling, Running, Golfing, Snowboarding, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Reading, Films, Dogs, Cars, Bags, Art

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