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About Sam

Sam is a creative specializing in visually imaginative work that brings brands, products, and spaces to life. She is known for the conceptual strength of her projects and the playful tone of her work. Sam grew up in four different countries, and brings that breadth of life experience and familiarity with novelty and reinvention to her approach.

With a background in design, illustration, and traditional printmaking, her skills are flexible and can adapt quickly to the needs of different brands. Her academic background in both fine arts and sociology also give her an edge in creating work that provides solutions that are both beautiful and rooted in pragmatic consideration of user behaviour.

Sam has experience with writing and presenting pitches, creative management and revision, RFP preparation, and design execution on tight deadlines. Her independent freelance experience has also given her strong self-administration and client communication skills.

Client List

Sam’s clients have included:

  • YouTube Canada
  • Merck
  • Dundee Corporation
  • The Exchange Lab
  • Cadillac-Fairview
  • Rustico
  • Umbra
  • Autism Canada
  • The University of Toronto
  • Triennale di Milano
  • Emera Inc.
  • West Park Healthcare Centre
Awards

Graphis New Talent: Silver
Graphis
2015
Dr. Vulture’s Organ Tonic

ADCC Merit Award
The Advertising & Design Club of Canada Student Competition
2015
Dr. Vulture’s Organ Tonic

Honourable Mention: Digital Marketing 
RGD Student Awards 2015
June 2015
UnderCover Safer-Sex System

Semifinalist: Social Impact Design 
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
July 2015
UnderCover Safer-Sex System

Semifinalist: Packaging 
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
July 2015
Dr. Vulture’s Organ Tonic

Semifinalist: Print Media 
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
May 2014
Mae West Type Book

Semifinalist: Illustration 
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
May 2014
LATAPA Brand Illustrations

Redgee Finalist for Student Work 
Design Edge
April 2015
Just Plain Cosmetics

JHM Awards: First Place for Layout Design 
Canadian University Press
January 2014
War & Conflict: A Torontonian Perspective

JHM Awards: Runner-up for Best Front Page 
Canadian University Press
January 2014

JHM Awards: Runner-up for Comics 
Canadian University Press
January 2014

Second Year Poster Show Winner 
School of Design, George Brown College
November 2013
Latapa Restaurant Branding

Director’s Competition Third Place 
School of Design, George Brown College
May 2014
WASH Canada Design Materials

President’s Entrance Scholarship 
University of British Columbia
2008

The Source Cover Competition Second Place 
Student Association, George Brown College
April 2013

Employee of the Year 
The Dialog
April 2014