Hi, I’m Sam. I recently graduated architecture school, but I’m no architect. I like to tell stories. I like to create experiences. And I love writing witty sentences.
I found my first crayon when I was about a year old and I haven’t stopped making stuff since. I eventually moved on to bigger and by no means better things, discovering Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, AutoCAD, and more – it was all love at first sight. I’m an easy-going guy known for my great sense of humour, intense work ethic, and my occasional foul mouth.
Now, I’m telling stories through data visualization – making art out of information. This involves creating and designing maps and infographics. I just started grad school at Parsons School of Design in New York City, aiming for an MS in Data Visualization. I’m right in the middle of my thesis semester and working on a visualization involving the Canadian Indian Residential School System and the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Needless to say, however, that I will be unemployed come June.
Previously, I lived and worked in London, England (thee ol’ enemy) for a creative agency called Cherry and then studied in Rome before finishing my Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Waterloo. It was fun travelling the world, but my mum would kill me if I didn’t still go home to Vancouver for the holidays.
I also do freelance projects and competition entries, so feel free to get in touch with any ideas. In whatever spare time I can find I’m an amateur rocket ship builder, box lacrosse player, volunteer wassailer, and I dabble in the occasional lion-taming.
It’s nice to finally meet you.
PS: Check out the digital version of my print portfolio below. It’s printed on 375mm by 520mm newsprint so it’s much better viewed in person. My CV is displayed after.