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Adam is the designer/creator at Adam Trest Home. With a background in Fine Art and Architecture, Adam loves the creative process, telling stories, and the technical aspect of creating repeated patterns. Having grown up in the South, every pattern has a story or is tied to a deeply rooted memory about life below the Mason Dixon.


Being the son of an elementary school English teacher, I have been immersed in the world of children’s books my entire life. As an artist, the galleries of my childhood contained the works of DePaola, Kellogg, Keats, and Ahlberg. They were the original masters that I studied religiously, learning their ways, admiring the beauty that they created. My favorite memories are tied to them. My favorite birthday present was The Art Lesson, by Tomie DePaola paired with my first ever box of 64 Crayola Crayons (with the sharpener on the back). The first books I bought for my daughter (within the first week we found out we were expecting) were The Jolly Postman and Each Peach Pear Plum, By Janet and Alan Ahlberg, in hopes that she would get lost in these worlds like I still do.

My goal as an artist is for my work to tell a story. Whether I am working on a collection of fabrics, or the illustrations for a short story, I want the viewer to see deeper into the story through the window of my work. 
— ADAM

Adam's work has been featured in Garden & Gun, HGTV's HomeTown, 
Mississippi Magazine, and several other regional publications. He illustrated the children's book I Live in Laurel, written by Cyndi Trest and Karen Rasberry, and is a illustration contributor for the On Being Southern feature in Mississippi Magazine. He is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.