I'm Sam, a multidisciplinary designer with over three years of experience in UI/UX and graphic design. Currently designing apps at Small Planet in Brooklyn, NY.

I'm a multidisciplinary designer with 3+ years of experience. Currently designing apps at Small Planet in Brooklyn, NY.

I'm a multidisciplinary designer with 3+ years of experience. Currently designing apps at Small Planet in Brooklyn, NY.

Education 
School of Design at RIT     

Rochester, NY     05.2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Immersion in Communication

Education 
School of Design at RIT     
Rochester, NY     05.2016
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Immersion in Communication

Relevant Experience
Small Planet 
New York, NY     07.2017–present
Working with developers to design apps for clients including Planned Parenthood, Babies "R" Us, and NPD Group. Producing user flows and wireframes to use as foundation for design. Designing app interfaces to optimize usability and respond to user feedback. Editing code directly for Android and iOS apps to ensure app design matches the build. Designing wayfinding and collateral for Small Planet's brand identity, to bolster firm reputation in a competitive space.

VSA Partners, Client: IBM
New York, NY     10.2016–05.2017
Led branding for high profile specialized events as a part of IBM's Brand Strategy and Experience Design teams. Responsible for creating wayfinding, apps, presentations, and printed collateral for three major international events with unique visual identities. Collaborated with local printers to problem solve for varying capacity constraints. Handled a variety of confidential information and designs.

Relevant Experience
Small Planet 
New York, NY     07.2017–present
Working with developers to design apps for clients including Planned Parenthood, Babies "R" Us, and NPD Group. Producing user flows and wireframes to use as foundation for design. Designing app interfaces to optimize usability and respond to user feedback. Editing code directly for Android and iOS apps to ensure app design matches the build. Designing wayfinding and collateral for Small Planet's brand identity, to bolster firm reputation in a competitive space.

VSA Partners, Client: IBM
New York, NY     10.2016–05.2017
Led branding for high profile specialized events as a part of IBM's Brand Strategy and Experience Design teams. Responsible for creating wayfinding, apps, presentations, and printed collateral for three major international events with unique visual identities. Collaborated with local printers to problem solve for varying capacity constraints. Handled a variety of confidential information and designs.

Awards & Recognition
Creativity International, 2017
Platinum Award to Volume 9

Rochester Advertising Federation, 2017
Silver Addy to Rebel with a Cause

Rochester Advertising Federation, 2017
Gold Addy to Volume 9

Communication Arts Typography Annual, 2017
Student work published

American Advertising Federation, District 2, 2016
Gold Addy to Volume 9

American Advertising Federation, National, 2016
Gold Addy to Volume 9

Graphic Design USA, 2016
Featured in “Students to Watch” page

7th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party pie contest, 2012
Winner of “Mom’s Best” Blue Ribbon for my Rhubarb Pie

 

Awards & Recognition
Creativity International: Platinum Award to Volume 9, 2017
Rochester Advertising Federation: Silver Addy to Rebel with a Cause, 2017
Rochester Advertising Federation: Gold Addy to Volume 9, 2017
Communication Arts Typography Annual: student work published, 2017

American Advertising Federation, District 2: Gold Addy to Volume 9, 2016
American Advertising Federation, National: Gold Addy to Volume 9, 2016
Graphic Design USA: featured in “Students to Watch” page, 2016
7th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party pie contest: winner of “Mom’s Best”
Blue Ribbon for my Rhubarb Pie 2012

 

Hi there 👋 
I'm a designer.

Hi there 👋 
I'm a designer.

Hi there  
I'm a designer.

Email me here:
samanthawatson (at) icloud.com

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