The Pressure is the creative studio of Adam R. Garcia. The work spans aesthetic in the fields of design, identities, direction, illustration, event coordination, gallery exhibits and packaging design. Overall, my aim is to create great experiences and real connections through the filter of design, and be able to explore various fields through collaboration and relentless making. Whether working with a local business to craft their voice, facilitate a large-scale event, or create a campaign for a Fortune 50 company. No half-steppin'.

Please feel free to reach out. I'd love to hear from you.


Please feel free to reach out. I'm always excited to hear from new friends, old friends, enemies and, of course, potential partners. I'm happy to discuss your projects with you directly at, or to send you more information about my process and what it’s like to work with the studio. 

I currently do not have full time positions available, but occasionally seek partnerships with other creatives on a contract / vendor basis, and I'd love to meet you. Feel free to shoot me email at

I am interested in potentially taking on interns. Feel free to shoot me an email at with work samples and a short introduction!


Studio Background—
The Pressure began as a freelance moniker 10 years ago, and has taken various forms over the years. First it was a name to use as an ambiguous platform to create work under outside of full-time design jobs (like working with Rhymesayers, and 160over90, and Nike). After leaving Nike in 2012, I went freelance, and first brought on Ryan J Bush as a design intern-cum-filmmaker with the studio, and from 2013-2016, Anton Pearson was a designer at The Pressure. In its current incarnation, the studio is back to just me, working as a creative nucleus and bringing together teams where necessary to stay formless and flexible, explorative, and get back to the collaborative and experimental foundation from which it began. I'm excited to meet you.



Hey, what's that over there? Photo by Margaret Jacobsen.