who we are

we are a small
creative services graphic design company

barrett advertising etc. was formed by Adam Barrett in 1998 after spending 13 years working for advertising agencies and graphic design companies, publications, trade show producers and pre-press shops.

While our full-time staff is small, our graphic design capabilities and the services we provide can keep pace with many larger design shops and agencies. The biggest difference between us and a larger shop is that from initial contact to deliverables to final invoicing, you will be working with one person, me. From concept to completion you will be working with the guy who is determined to make sure your experience goes beyond your expectations.

I have been able to run my business for over 25 years because of the relationships I have built with my clients. I have a fantastic group of clients who entrust me with many aspects of their marketing and advertising plans. Daily I could be working on a logo design, print brochure design and production, sourcing print, creating a website, creating web graphics, or sending out an email blast.

I look forward to the opportunity to show you how we can build a relationship by working together on your next creative project.

on-site staff

Adam Barrett :: Graphic Designer

Adam Barrett

When the phone rings, I am the guy who will answer or call you back, so please leave a message. I entered into the world of the graphics arts by way of a Bachelor of Arts with a Fine Arts Major and an Art History Minor from the University of Vermont. A few weeks after graduating from UVM I landed a job at an Advertising Agency and since then I have logged more hours manipulating a mouse than a paintbrush.

After working for a fast-paced agency, I moved on to a pre-press shop, then to a magazine publisher/trade show owner, back to a smaller agency, and then finally I hung out my shingle.

To connect with me please call the office at 203-453-7703 • cell at 203-671-2891 • email at adam@barrettadvertisingetc.com

Elvira waiting for her net assignment


Elvira is our latest staff member of the 4-legged variety. We have been lucky to have a graphic design support pup in our office ever since we opened our doors. Elvira is proving her worth by reminding us when it is time for lunch, an exercise break for a game of fetch, or a quick sniff and a walk.

Elvira the support puppy hard at work

I hope your throwing arm is well-rested when you stop by to discuss your latest project, and please remember, it has to be the orange ball.

specialized partners

Between myself and Elvira, we take care of 95% of the design and production services in the shop. If reaching out to someone outside of our 2 and 4 legged staff brings value to a project, I will not hesitate to go through my “Rolodex”. I have worked with so many creative talent over the years, anyone who comes in to work on a project has been fully vetted and is guaranteed to help us succeed.

Sometimes a tight deadline demands another set of hands, and sometimes we need a person who is an expert in their field to share their special talents.

I will bring in; copywriters, designers, and programmers to projects as needed and I work with a select group of photographers, videographers, and print providers. I would be working very closely with any outside talent included in the project to make sure your expectations are met, if not exceeded.