Adam is a leading specialist in biomorphic art (Arabesque), a traditional cursive art form that can be found universally. The visual crystallization of movement, biomorphs express the archetypal cycles inherent in nature, from plant growth, sound vibrations and oceanic currents to the expansion of galaxies. He wrote the Islimi chapter for the Thames and Hudson book Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands and is currently working on an extensive manual on biomorphic pattern.

Adam has been a sessional lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, as well as lecturing at Cambridge University and teaching in schools and museums across London, including the British Library, the V&A, the British Museum and PSTA. Adam spends much of the year facilitating immersive practical courses in arts and crafts around the world as part of the artistic adventure travel company which he cofounded, Art of Islamic Pattern.