Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) 2009

Exhibition Record

Association of Zoos & Aquariums 2012 Annual Conference Poster Presenter, Phoenix, AZ 2012

    •  Paper Abstract, “Rethinking Sharks: Biophilia, Interactive Art, & Education Up Close.”

Yarn Bombing at PlayHouse Square, Cleveland, OH 2012

    •  Art Directed Yarn Installation between PlayhouseSquare & Soft ‘n Sassy Yarns

Woman IV, Lakeland Arts Center, Kirtland, OH 2011

Plush You, Seattle, WA 2010

The First Earth Show, Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, OH

1st Annual Whimsies & Whatnots, Local Girl Gallery, Lakewood, OH

Art Quilt Series featured on gallery website 2009

Coventry Creations, with artist Fritz Haeg, Cleveland, OH

Student Independent Exhibition, Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2008

Skill, Suede Nightclub,Willoughby, OH

Orientation Leader Show, Joseph McCullough Gallery, Cleveland, OH 2006

Keep Off the Grass Show, Joseph McCullough Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Chair Exhibit at Design Within Reach, Beachwood, OH 2005


Cleveland Institute of Art Convocation Alumni Speaker 2013 (View Lecture)
Cleveland Institute of Art Open House Key Speaker 2013 (View Lecture) 


Behind the Glass with Sherman the Shark, Wandering in the Words Press 2013
July 2013, by Jennifer Chesak (Author) , Jessica Adanich (Illustrator)

Journal+, Holy Fire Publishing 2013
June 2013, Written & Illustrated by Jessica Adanich

Behind the Glass Magazine, Ocean4 (Now branded Fuzzy Sharks) – Jessica Adanich 2012 – Present

Beyond Blue, Predators, The Oceans Society 2011
January 2011 Edition,  “My Story”, Page 86

Professional Experience

Design Pod LLC
Tampa, Florida | November 2018 to Present
Founder and Lead Designer, November 2018 to Present


Mace Security International, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | February 2013 to November 2018
Marketing & Creative Services Manager, April 2018 to November 2018
Creative Manager, February 2013 to April 2018


Key Accomplishments, 2013 to Present

  • 4 Under 40/David Stashower Rising Star Class of 2018, American Advertising Federation Cleveland
    • Four Areas of Criteria: Giving back to the community, going above and beyond for current company/employer, commitment t o the club and/or industry and involvement in education or as a mentor.
  • Best Personal Security Design Specialist 2017, USA TMT News
    • Women’s award based on design and marketing work for Mace® Brand.
  • R+ Designer Ranking of Top Designer in World 2016, A’ International Design Award
    • Award based on work done on the Mace® Brand 2016 Packaging Overhaul.
  • A’ International Design Award Packaging Design 2016, A’ International Design Award
    • Moved packaging from blister clamshell to blister card and dome design. Worked with team on packaging materials and was personally responsible for graphic design of the packaging.
  • Gold Ben Franklin Print Award Northeast Craftsman Club 2015
    • For graphic design layout, visuals and print quality of Mace® Brand 2015 Consumer Catalog.


Newmark Knight Frank
Cleveland, Ohio | May 2010 to November 2012
Graphic Designer & Marketing Specialist


Olmsted Falls, Ohio | December 2010 to July 2011
Graphic Designer


Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation | July 2017 to July 2019

    • Board Member and Chair of Marketing & Fundraising Committee

American Advertising Federation | July 2017 to July 2018

    • Board Member and Member Committee Member

MidTown Marketing Committee | May 2010 to May 2017

    • Committee Member