about

Hi, I'm Samm — a creative director in the branding, marketing and digital spaces, having worked with both B2B and B2C brands with both global and local/regional reach. I currently live/love in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

For the past 10+ years, I've worked alongside strategists, writers, and fellow designers to craft delightful brand experiences both on screen and off. Currently, an art director for Protiviti, an international business consulting firm, I've been instrumental in building out the global brand as well as up-skilling the design team.

 

Before Protiviti, I was an art director at Thelen, a small branding and interactive firm, where I led the brand strategy and design of over 30 B2C and B2B brands. Before that, I created engaging and informative visual communications as a graphic designer at University of Central Oklahoma and as a designer/copy editor at St. Cloud Times.

 

In all my time across the agency and in-house worlds, my role has been most instrumental in building both smart (strategic) and beautiful (delightful) brand experiences — which run the gamut from logos to packaging to campaigns and on screen with digital campaigns and products.

 

Outside of work, my husband and I love, love, love dogs (especially our two pups, London and Stuart) as well as exploring the endless adventures to be found in the Bay Area!

 

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key phrases

T-shaped

Relationship-oriented

Problem-solver

Direct communicator

Strategic

Holistic

Driven

Fast learner

Supremely organized

Explorer

Self-starter

Crazy dog lady

on the side

Singing opera

Fostering dogs

Designing gift products

Crafting

Traveling

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